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Places that Help: Florida

Sheriff Departments

Updated: 
March 21, 2015

Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser. In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department. You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure. For a list of Florida courts, check the FL Courthouse Locations page on our site. Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in Florida, as gathered by the Florida Sheriffs Association.

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Dixie

Duval/Jacksonville

Escambia

Flagler

Franklin

Gadsden

Gilchrist

Glades

Gulf

Hamilton

Hardee

Hendry

Hernando

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Hillsborough

Holmes

Indian River

Jackson

Jefferson

Lafayette

Lake

Lee

Leon

Levy

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Washington