Court Services Division

My name is Captain Ed Jablonski and I have been the commander of the Court Services Division since April 27, 2010.  I have been fortunate to have worked my way through the ranks in many rewarding positions since the start of my law enforcement career in 1983 and I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with 194 dedicated and caring Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Court Services professionals.

Our goal is to provide a safe environment for anyone who visits or does business on all 5 of our campuses throughout the county.  We also strive to serve all of our civil process requests, which amount to over 10,000 a month, in the most prompt and professional manner.  Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or ideas which could help us serve you better.

Sincerely,
Captain Ed Jablonski

My name is Lieutenant Jose L. Gonzalez and I have been the Executive Officer of Court Security and Civil Unit for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Court Services Division since September 2006. I have over 30 years of law enforcement experience and have served with the Puerto Rico Police Department, the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department and with the Sheriff’s Office since February 1989.

During my tenure with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office I have served as a Road Patrol Deputy Sheriff, a member and Sergeant of the SWAT team for 14 years and Detective Sergeant of the District 4 Property Crimes Unit.
Thank you.


Effective October 1, 2010, per Florida State Statute 30.231, 
 fees will no longer be refunded on cancelations of Writs of Possession.

Effective May 2, 2011 the fees for Civil service changed.

 

The Civil Process Unit 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:

Ø  Summonses, Complaints and Subpoenas
Ø  Writs of Possession for real estate – Final Notice – “Eviction”
Ø  Injunctions for protection against domestic violence

The Civil Process Unit 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 120,000 documents.

For information about having your documents served, call the Civil Process Unit at (561) 355-2760 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) or visit our office during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) on the first floor of the Juvenile Building of the Palm Beach County Main Courthouse 205 N. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL  33401. You can also mail your documents with the service fee to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Process Unit, P. O. Box 24681, West Palm Beach, FL 33416.

Civil Fees, available in PDF

CIVIL WARRANTS

  • Please direct all inquiries regarding Civil Warrants to (561) 355-1619.
  • All Warrants issued from a county outside of Palm Beach County MUST be forwarded to this Office by the Sheriff’s Office of the issuing county.
  • All Department of Revenue Warrants: No Charge.

Requirements:

  1. Two (2) Certified copies of the Writ.
  2. Information Sheet which must indicate the most recent address, date of birth and description of the subject (race, sex, etc.).

The fee for processing all Civil Warrants, unless initiated by the Department of Revenue, is $415.00: Service and levy fees of $90.00, an Investigation charge of $100.00 and a Cost Deposit for anticipated safe keeping costs [F.S. 30.231 (2)]. The current safe keeping rate is $75.00 per day. A minimum of three (3) days Cost Deposit ($225.00) is required when the number of days of incarceration is not specifically stated on the face of the Order.

Warrants to be forwarded to Counties other than Palm Beach must be accompanied by the following:

  1. Two (2) Certified copies of the Writ.
  2. Information Sheet which must indicate the most recent address, date of birth and description of the subject (race, sex, etc.).
  3. Check made payable to the appropriate County’s Sheriff – Contact that Sheriff’s Office for exact fees prior to submitting your paperwork.

INFORMATION REGARDING FEES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROCESS SERVICE

Court Security

I am Lieutenant Paul Rispoli; one of the two Executive Officers within the Court Services Division for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and I oversee Courthouse and Courtroom Security for all five of the Courthouses throughout Palm Beach County and the 15th Judicial Circuit. I am a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course and have been serving the citizens of Palm Beach County for over 26 years.

During my tenure at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, I have worked my way up the ranks in various divisions. (Narcotics, Special Investigations, Detective Bureau, Road Patrol) Prior to my current assignment, I had the privilege to serve as a Road Patrol Watch Commander in every region of Palm Beach County. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for everyone visiting/working at every one of the 15th Judicial Circuit Courthouses in Palm Beach County.

For Courtroom or Courthouse Security questions please call
(561) 355-6630 or send an email

Sheriff's Sale

All sales begin promptly at 11:00am. All participants must present a valid state issued photo ID.
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Office


First floor of the
Juvenile Building of
the Palm Beach County Main Courthouse
205 N. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)


Civil Process Unit:


(561) 355-2760
Hours:
(Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

The Main Courthouse (Downtown)
205 North Dixie Highway, Room #1.1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ph: (561) 355-2760
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 24681
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4681
The Governmental Center
301 North Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The West County Courthouse
38844 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
The North County Courthouse
3188 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
The South County Courthouse
200 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
The Forth District Court of Appeals
1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Gun Club Road Court Location
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406