Ernest Moody is a Certified Process Server in Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla, and Liberty Counties.
If you need a Tallahassee process server, then you’re in the right place. Conveniently located in downtown Tallahassee, FL, Capital Court Services is your ideal provider of prompt service to all Tallahassee addresses including:
Of course, we don’t just serve registered agents and state agencies. We happily serve defendants at any address in the Leon County/Tallahassee area, including business and residential addresses.
Don’t know exactly where your defendant is currently living? No problem. We offer first-rate skip tracing services.
Our servers understand that in matters of litigation, time is of the essence. Routine services in Tallahassee/Leon County are attempted no later than 72 hours after receipt (excluding Sunday pursuant to Florida Statutes). Rush process service (within 24 hours) is available to any address in the Tallahassee area.
Naturally, our servers make attempts when defendants are most likely to be home. This means you will get early morning and evening attempts for any service at a residential address.
Most state agencies and registered agents are served within 24 hours at no additional rush fee.
There are several state agencies located in Tallahassee that have special requirements when accepting service of process, namely the Florida Secretary of State and the Florida Chief Financial Officer. The requirements for each of these agencies are detailed below. Our office is more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have about service to these or any other Florida state agencies.
Florida Secretary of State:
The Florida Secretary of State is often served as part of a process known as constructive service. When a defendant cannot be located for service after all due diligence has been done, the summons and complaint may be served to the Florida Secretary of State. The Department of State will then serve the defendant via publication in the newspaper of record in the county in which the case has been filed.
For the Secretary of State to accept documents for constructive service, the following requirements must be met:
Unless your summons was issued electronically, an original summons is required. This is increasingly uncommon since COVID-19 effectively caused all Florida courts to move almost exclusively to e-filing.
Florida Chief Financial Officer:
Under Florida statute, the Florida Chief Financial Officer acts as the registered agent for most insurance companies active in the state. When serving the Florida Chief Financial Officer as registered agent for an insurance company, the following requirements must be met:
NOTE: Capital Court Services is not a private investigation agency. Any investigative activities are offered solely for the purposes of service of process. If you require the services of a private investigator, please contact us for a referral.