Warrants Division

Lieutenant Bruce Hannan is the Executive Officer of the Fugitive Warrants / Civil Process Division.  Lt. Hannan currently holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is actively working on his PhD. in Public Administration.  He has served the citizens of Palm Beach County since June of 1993 in various capacities at P.B.S.O. to include: Contract Division, K-9 Unit, Field Training Unit, Detective Bureau, Narcotics Division, Community Services Division, Court Services Division and the Warrants Division. In addition to his time at P.B.S.O, Lt. Hannan served as a road patrol officer for three years for the City of Boynton Beach. Currently the Fugitive Warrants/Civil Process  Division is comprised of several units to include: Non-Enforceable Writs, Enforceable Writs and the Warrants Unit. The goal of the division is to support law enforcement agencies at the state, local and federal levels, as well as provide support to the community as a whole. The division employs a combined total of 90 sworn and civilian personnel.

If you are in need of assistance regarding the Non Enforceable or Enforceable Writs, this office is located at the Main Court House 205 N. Dixie Highway, W.P.B., Fl.

The Fugitive Warrants Office is located at P.B.S.O. Headquarters 3228 Gun Club Rd., W.P.B.

Fugitive Warrants

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A WARRANT:

  • Turn yourself in to the Palm Beach County Jail at 3228 Gun Club Road, WPB, FL
  • The jail accepts bonds on warrants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • You may bring the full amount of the bond to the jail or make arrangements with a Bail Bond Agent. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office cannot and will not recommend a Bail Bond Agent; please refer to the telephone book or internet.
  • Cash bonds in the full amount of the warrant are accepted in cash, cashier’s check or money order only. No personal checks are accepted. Cashier’s checks and money orders should be made payable to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

The Fugitive Warrants Unit has one lieutenant, one sergeant, nine detectives, two civilian supervisors, fourteen warrants specialists and one criminal analyst. The unit maintains all current and active warrants, currently over 53,000, which are filed by all Law Enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County. The Fugitive Warrants Unit is also responsible for receiving, processing, entering, removing and validating each warrant that is received from the Clerk of Courts, in PALMS, FCIC and NCIC. Not all traffic and misdemeanor warrants are validated and put into FCIC / NCIC. A file is created for each warrant and the original is maintained in the file. When a warrant is executed or unexecuted (recalled by a judge and/or the Clerk’s Office), the original warrant has to be taken out of the file and sent back to the Clerk’s Office.

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Civil Process

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:

  • Summonses, Complaints and Subpoenas
  • Writs of Possession for real estate – Final Notice – “Eviction”
  • 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.

  • 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