Florida Department of Financial Services

Legal Services | Service of Process

 

STARTING JULY 1, 2022, IF SERVING THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AS REGISTERED AGENT FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY, YOU MUST USE THE DEPARTMENT’S ONLINE PORTAL. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER WILL NOT ACCEPT SERVICE OF PROCESS AS REGISTERED AGENT THROUGH U.S. MAIL, PERSONAL SERVICE, EMAIL, FAX, OR ANY OTHER METHOD EXCEPT THE ONLINE PORTAL AFTER JULY 1, 2022. Fla. CS for HB 959, § 24(3)(2022) (proposed Fla. Stat. § 624.422(3)).

 

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As a statutory Registered Agent for service of process to insurance companies, our office will only serve the initial process (Summons and Complaint) or Subpoena. We are not responsible for transmittal of any pre-suit notices or correspondence, nor any subsequent filings, pleadings, and documents following the initial service, unless ordered by the Court pursuant to "Florida Rules of Civil Procedures, Rule #1.080". The Notice of Service also provides this disclaimer. Documents received after the initial service will not be forwarded to the insurers nor returned to the sender.