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General Counsel

Drew Parker

Deputy General Counsel

Chasity O'Steen

Deputy General Counsel

Gregory Venz

Office of the
General Counsel
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318



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 Rule of Civil Procedure 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.





Pursuant to section 48.151(1), Florida Statutes; 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 complaint or subpoenas) may be delivered to the Department by personal service or mail (section 624.422, Florida Statutes allows delivery of the “process” by mail or in person, but the processes cannot be emailed or sent through the e-portal.)


When serving insurance companies you must provide the following paper documents to the Division of Legal Services, Service of Process Unit:


      • 2 exact paper copies of the summons bearing the Case # and court validation;
      • 1 paper copy of every piece of paper to be served (Complaint, exhibits, discovery, etc.)
      • A $15.00 check or money order payable to “Department of Financial Services” or “Chief Financial Officer”, pursuant to Ch. 624.502, FS.


Make certain that the attorney’s name and address are correct and clearly visible on the documents. The proof of service will be returned to the attorney’s name and address as printed on the summons or subpoena. You may wish to include a self-addressed stamped envelope to expedite return of service.


The command line of the summons and the mailing label should read:

TO: Name of Insurance Company
c/o  Florida Chief Financial Officer as RA
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL   32399-4201


TO: Name of Insurance Company
c/o Florida Chief Financial Officer as RA
Service of Process Section
PO Box 6200
Tallahassee, FL   32314-6200


Please review all documents to determine the correct legal name of the underwriting company which should appear on the declaration page of the insurance policy. For example, there are several “State Farm” companies registered in Florida, but State Farm and State Farm Insurance Company or Companies are not legal names for any insurers in Florida and thus cannot be served through the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Office is not required to act as registered agent for insurance agencies or insurance groups. If you are unsure about the correct legal name of the underwriting company, you may check with the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, at their website: www.sunbiz.org

We welcome a call for assistance at (850)413-4200 or c or check the Office of Insurance Regulation website at http://www.floir.com/CompanySearch/ to search for an insurer’s name.

200  EAST GAINES ST. •  TALLAHASSEE,  FLORIDA   32399-0307  •  850-413-4200  •  TELECOPIER  850-922-2544