The Florida Association of Professional Process Servers (FAPPS) recently achieved a victory in regard the Sheriff’s Department’s decision to discontinue the Special Process Server Program in Orange County which allows appointed private process servers to serve.
An Administrative Order has been be put out by the Chief Judge which allows private process servers who were already appointed to extend their appointments by completing the following:
• An additional application
• A bond in the amount of $5,000.00
• Paying a fee of $62.50
• Getting a new ID card issued by the courts
Process servers who don’t already have an appointment will not be eligible.
This is certainly a positive turn for private process servers in Orange County. The order also states there are plans to issue an even more comprehensive order to establish a Certified Process Server program in Orange County.