Florida process servers received some shocking news last week. Effective December 31st, 2014, private process servers in Orange County, Florida will lose the right to serve. The Sheriff’s Department has already started to phase out the Special Process Server program.
Florida Statute 48.02 allows Sheriffs within counties to approve individuals to be private process servers, but the Orange County Sheriff, Jerrry L. Demings, has led the decision to discontinue the program in his county. Private process servers can still be designated by attorneys through a motion.
In an e-mail to the Florida Association of Private Process Servers (FAPPS) members, Lance Randall, President of FAPPS, reassures members that the organization is committed to remedy the situation.
“Rest assured, we are not taking this matter lightly and will continue to strive to achieve the best possible results for not just our process serving members, but for all process servers in Orange County, FL.” – Lance Randall, FAPPS President
The Florida Association of Private Process Servers (FAPPS) has put together a meeting to hear the views of private process servers in Orange County in order to help determine a plan of action.
The meeting details are as follows:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt Place Orlando Airport
5435 Forbes Place
Orlando, FL 32812
Meeting Place 1-3