If you wish to file a Civil Remedy Notice of Insurer Violations pursuant to section 624.155, Florida Statutes (2021), please visit the following website: https://apps.fldfs.com/CivilRemedy/.
If you wish to file a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation relating to a property insurance policy pursuant to section 627.70152, Florida Statutes (2021), please visit the following website: https://piitil.myfloridacfo.gov.
If you wish to file a Notice of Claim pursuant to section 768.28, Florida Statutes (2021), please visit the following website: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/risk/state-liability-claims.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVING THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
AS REGISTERED AGENT FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY
Pursuant to section 48.151(3), Florida Statutes (2021), all authorized insurers (insurance companies) registered to do business in the state of Florida are required to designate the Chief Financial Officer of Florida as their statutory Registered Agent for service of process. These processes (summons and complaints or subpoenas) may be delivered to the Department by our online portal (LSOP) ONLY. We do not accept service via U.S. mail, process server, email or fax.
Please follow these instructions:
You may call the Office of General Counsel, Legal Service of Process section, at (850) 413-4200.
As the statutory Registered Agent for service of process on insurance companies, the DFS Legal Service of Process section accepts service of the summons and complaint and/or subpoenas. This office will not accept any pre-suit notices, pre-suit correspondence, or any subsequent filings, pleadings, and documents following the initial service, unless ordered by a court pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.080. Such documents received after the initial service will not be forwarded to insurers or returned to the sender.
An insurance company’s time to respond to the process begins when the insurer receives the process from the Chief Financial Officer, not when the process is originally served on the Chief Financial Officer. Section 624.423(2), Florida Statutes (2021).
Service of Process - Office of the General Counsel
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4201
Phone: (850) 413-4200
Fax: (850) 922-2544