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Property Insurance Intent to Initiate Litigation Notice FAQ

Link to Property Insurance Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation online filing system: https://piitil.myfloridacfo.gov/

If you have any additional questions, please email IntentToInitiate@MyFloridaCFO.com.

Remember that any information submitted as part of a Property Insurance Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation is a public record and is displayed on this website for public review. DO NOT enter Social Security Numbers or any other personal information you do not want available for public review.

What is a Property Insurance Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation?

When a party reaches the point of filing legal actions against an insurer related to a property insurance policy, they must first submit notice of their intent to initiate litigation pursuant to the process prescribed in Section 627.70152, Florida Statutes. This section applies exclusively to all suits not brought by an assignee arising under a residential or commercial property insurance policy, including a residential or commercial property insurance policy issued by an eligible surplus lines insurer. Under Florida Law, the Chief Financial Officer receives and transmits this notice to the insurer.

Do I need to create an account to use the Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation website?

You do not need to register for an account if you wish to search and view records only.

You will need to create a User ID to file a new Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation, or if you want to subscribe to receive email notifications when a Notice is filed against a specific insurer(s).

How do I create my Username and Password?

Click “Sign Up” in upper right of header section. Enter your First Name, Last Name and Email Address and continue. You will then go to “Forgot Password” and enter your email address, and the system will email you an Access Code that you will use to finish setting up your password. Once complete your email address will be your Username, and the password will be the password that you have created.

How do I file a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation?

Make sure you have created an account and are signed into the system. Click 'Create Notice' at the top. Enter information into all required fields and upload any attachments that need to be included with the Notice. Click the Continue button to review your Notice. Any fields that are incomplete will show in red at the top. After you review your Notice, click Submit to file, or click Edit to make any changes if necessary.

Once you Submit, your Notice number will appear on the next screen. You can save a PDF version by clicking Download Notice at the bottom. Once submitted, it is electronically sent to the Claimant and the designated contact for the Insurer as required in Section 627.70152, Florida Statutes.

What kind of attachments can be included with the Notice?

Only PDF files can be attached to a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation. Any other files that are in a different format will need to be converted to a PDF document before uploading in the Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation online filing system.

I filed a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation against the wrong company. How can I change it to the correct company?

Because the Property Insurance Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation is a legal process and Notice electronically sent to the insurance company immediately upon submission, we cannot make any changes to the Notice once submitted. You will need to submit a new Notice against the correct company.

Can I make changes or updates to a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation?

Because the Property Insurance Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation is a legal process and Notice electronically sent to the insurance company immediately upon submission, we cannot make any changes to the Notice after it has been submitted.

How do insurers respond to a Property Insurance Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation?

The insurer must respond in writing within 10 business days after receiving the Notice. The response must be sent to the email address provided in the Notice.

Insurers do not need to send a copy of their response to the Department. Any correspondence submitted to the Department via mail, email, fax or any other means related to a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation will not be included as part of the official record, and the sending party will not receive a response from the Department.

How does an insurer designate the email address to receive Property Insurance Intent to Initiate Litigation Notices?

Updates to an insurer's designated email address for receiving Property Insurance Intent to Initiate Litigation Notices may be made by emailing IntentToInitiate@MyFloridaCFO.com. Please be sure to list all companies that will be using the updated email address. The same email address can be used for more than one company, or each company can have a unique email address.

Can I receive notification when a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation is filed against a specific entity?

Yes. You must be signed into the system to set up subscriptions to receive automatic notification when a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation is filed against a specific company or companies. After logging into the system, go to 'Subscriptions' in the menu at the top. Under Add a New Subscription, select the company you wish to receive notifications for, and then click the Add button. You can add as many companies as you like.

Email notifications are sent out nightly and will list any new filings submitted that day for the companies that you've selected. You will not receive an email if there are no new filings.

If you wish to remove a company from your notification list, click the red icon next to the company's name under the Subscribed Insurance Companies heading.

How can I contact the Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation section?

Please email IntentToInitiate@MyFloridaCFO.com, and include your name, email address, and telephone number.

Please be sure to include the email address you are using to sign into the Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation website if it is different than your email address. Someone should respond to your email within three business days.