Serving in a Gated Community

 

Did you know that, by law, those working at the entrances of gated communities must grant process servers entry to the property?

According to Florida Statute 48.081 (7), “A gated residential community, including a condominium association or a cooperative, shall grant unannounced entry into the community, including its common areas and common elements, to a person who is attempting to serve process on a defendant or witness who resides within or is known to be within the community.”

If the worker on duty refuses to comply, the process server can call the local authorities, and he/she can and will be arrested. ♦