Civil Division

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The Broward Sheriff's Office Civil Division carries out the sheriff's statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and private attorneys in Florida and throughout the United States and include:

  • summonses, complaints and subpoenas
  • writs of possession for real estate
  • injunctions for protection against domestic violence
  • writs of garnishment
  • arrest orders/writs of bodily attachment

The Civil Division also enforces levies and writs of attachment and conducts Sheriff's sales to aid in the collection of money judgments.

Annually, the division processes and serves more than 315,000 documents.

When filing a Writ of Possession with the Broward Sheriff's Office, you can expect your eviction to be completed in approximately 10 working days of the posting. If the deputies are able to complete the eviction sooner they will.

If your eviction is not completed within that time frame please call us and we will research the status of your writ.

To see if your documents have been served, Click on Civil Service Search to search our online database. If the Broward Sheriff's Office is serving your documents, you can use our online search to see if service has been completed.

For information about having your documents served contact Civil Division at (954) 831-8787 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit the division's public window during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.) in the lobby of the Public Safety Building 2601 West Broward Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

You can also mail your documents with the service fee to

Broward Sheriff's Office
Civil Division
P.O. Box 9507
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310


Effective April 11, 2019

The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), Civil Division, will no longer accept personal checks for payment of service fees effective April 11, 2019.
Acceptable forms of payment include the following:

  • Cash (in person only)
  • Money Order
  • Company Check(must include contact information)

Money orders and checks must be made payable to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Money orders and checks that are returned from the bank will be charged a fee of $20 or 5% of the total, whichever is greater.

We are not currently able to accept credit card payments; however, we plan to do so in the near future.

For more information, please contact us at 954.831.8787 (Monday – Friday, 8:45am-5:00pm)

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