Fees for Service
The fees the Hendry County Sheriff's Office Civil Section assesses for docketing and service of process are fixed by Florida Statute 30.231 and are non-refundable. All checks must be made payable to "Sheriff of Hendry County." Documents for service not properly issued, or those with incorrect fees or incorrect payee on the check, will be returned.

While the Civil Section serves numerous types of process, the most common of these types and their respective service fees are as follows:

All summons and Subpoenas
$40.00 for each person or entity served

Witness Subpoenas
$40.00 for each subpoena 

Out of State Non-Enforceable Process

Injunction for Protection
no charge

Writ of Execution (Levy)
$50.00 levy fee and contact the Civil Section for a compete list of fees and cost deposits associated with this writ.

Writ of Replevin
$40.00 service fee
+ $50.00 levy
+ any applicable cost deposits
+ $40.00 per each additional person to be served
Note: If the replevin of property is expected to exceed 1 hour a standby charge of $30.00 per hour, per deputy is to be paid in advance. The rate is assessed in hourly increments and any overage will be refunded.

Writ of Possession (Landlord/Tenant or Foreclosure)
$40.00 service fee 
+ $50.00 levy
Note: If a deputy sheriff is requested to standby for more than 1/2 hour, the request must be made in writing at the time the writ is presented for service, accompanied by the fee for the deputy(s) time. The fee is $30.00 per hour, per deputy.

Distress Writ (service only)
$40.00 per person served

Writ of Attachment (Bodily)
$40.00 service fee 
+ $50.00 levy

Writ of Attachment (Property)
Note: Contact the Civil Section for a complete list of fees and cost deposits associated with this type of writ.

Child Custody Orders