STATE AGENCIES

Department of Financial Services (Insurance Commissioner) Chief Financial Officer 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399

There are two different ways you serve this entity:

1. If they are being served on behalf of an insurance company doing business in the state of Florida. It is imperative that the insurance company be listed exactly as it is recorded with the Florida Secretary of State (850) 488-9000, or the service will be invalid and must be re-served. When serving them this way the following documents are required…

  • One (1) Summons
  • One (1) Complaints and/or attachments
  • A Check in the amount of $15.00 made out to the “Department of Financial Services”

Example heading of summons:

Allstate Insurance Company

By serving:
Department of Financial Services
If serving a subpoena or other process remember you must send one set of documents for proper service.

2. Serve the Insurance Commissioner if they are being served on behalf of another municipal or governmental agency which is being sued. This is pursuant to F.S. 768.28(7). When serving the Chief Financial Officer in this capacity you do not need $15.00 fee. It is just like serving any other document; however, you should list on the summons that you are serving the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to F.S. 768.28(7). Example heading of summons – Florida Insurance Commissioner For: Name of Governmental Agency, County, City etc. Pursuant to F.S. 768.28(7)

Florida Department of Revenue – 501 South Calhoun Street –  201 Carlton Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-0712

Example heading of summons – The Florida Department of Revenue C/O It’s Executive Director
The process will be served at the above address on the General Counsel’s office. No extra copies or fees required.

Florida Secretary of State, Division of Corporations -2661 Executive Center Circle West, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 487-6953 Corporate Listings (850) 488-9000
Florida Division Of Corporations

There are several ways in which you can effect substitute service on the Florida Secretary of State for individuals & businesses. There are also numerous statute numbers for which they can be served and they require the statute number be listed on the summons. When serving them in this manner the following documents are required…
1. Three (3) Summons * *(One must be an original. It is required to be served on this agency and will returned to Plaintiff along with acceptance of service letters.) Two (2) Complete Complaint Packages and/or attachments A check made out to the Florida Secretary of State in the amount of $8.75. Example heading of summons – John Doe or John Doe Business C/O The Florida Secretary of State As Pursuant to F.S. Give Statute

The Secretary of State will return process without acceptance if you fail to put the statute number on the summons or forget to enclose a “Division of Retirement”]1317 Winewood Blvd, Building 8, Tallahassee, Florida 32303

By Serving: Records Custodian
This is the records custodian address for this agency. They accept all subpoenas for records and do require a witness fee.
 Agency for Workforce Innovation”](Division of Unemployment Compensation)

107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399

By Serving: Records Custodian
This is the records custodian address for this agency. They accept all subpoenas for records and do require a witness fee.

Division of Workers Compensation – 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-3030 Ext. 180
By Serving: Records Custodian
This is the records custodian address for this agency. They accept all subpoenas for records and does not require a witness fee.
Agency For Health Care Administration – 2728 Fort Knox Boulevard, Bldg.# 3, 3rd Floor

Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 922-5873
By Serving: Director

Attorney General – 101 W. Gaines St. #428
Collins Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488 3000
By Serving the Attorney General

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Florida Capitol, PL10
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-3032
By Serving: Secretary of Agriculture

Department of Banking & Finance
101 E. Gaines St. #524
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-9896
By Serving: The Florida Comptroller

Department of Business & Professional Regulation
1940 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-3140
By Serving: Executive Director C/O

Department of Children & Family Services F/K/A Health & Rehabilitative Services
1323 Winewood Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-2381
By Serving: The Secretary C/O General Counsel
* The agency name changed in January 1997. They will no longer accept any process that reads “Health & Rehabilitative Services”.

Department of Corrections
501 South Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-7840
By Serving: The Secretary of Corrections C/O General Counsel

Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. 6th Floor
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-9735
By Serving: The Secretary of Environmental Protection C/O General Counsel

Department Of Health
2585 Merchants Row Blvd. 1st Floor
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
By Serving: General Counsel

Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
2900 Apalachee Parkway, A432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 487-3132
By Serving: Executive Director C/O General Counsel

For Other Divisions See Below (Subpoenas for Records)
By Serving: Records Custodian / Driver’s License Records
By Serving: Records Custodian / Motor Vehicle Records
By Serving: Records Custodian / FHP Crash Records
By Serving: Records Custodian / Employee Records

Department Of Financial Services – Division of Rehabilitation & Receivership
2020 Capital Circle S.E. Alexander Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
By Serving: Florida Department of Financial Services

Department of Management Services
4050 Esplanade Way, Suite 260
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 487-1082
By Serving: Executive Director C/O General Counsel

The Florida Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Program
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 488-0712
By Serving: Executive Director C/O Agency Clerk

Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 414-5265
By Serving: Secretary of Transportation C/O General Counsel

State Board Of Administration
1801 Hermitage Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
(850) 488-4406
By Serving: The General Counsel

Board Of Regents Of The State Of Florida
325 W. Gaines Street #1454
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
By Serving: The General Counsel