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Sheriff's Office
400 S. Eucalyptus St.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7200
F: 863-402-7296
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338 S. Orange St.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7201
F: 863-402-7271

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Service Fees

Highlands County Sheriff's Office
Schedule of Fees
Effective October 1, 2016


This document offers a compilation of user fees charged by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office for funding of certain services provided. The fees have been divided into the specific areas responsible for the services. However, the fees imposed for public records requests and dishonored checks are uniform throughout the County. Questions regarding the requirements of services should be directed to the appropriate division. Included in the schedule is the telephone number for each division. Also provided is a fee schedule for extra assignments.   


Dishonored Check Service Fee
For any item not exceeding $50 $25.00
For items exceeding $50 but not exceeding $300 $30.00
Items that exceed $300 $40.00 or 5% of face value (whichever is greater)


Public Records Unit  863-402-7234

Public Records Fee Schedule
Audio Tapes $.99
Certified Copies $1.00
Computer Disc - DVD-R $0.40
Computer Disc - CD-R $0.30
Copies - 1 sided $0.15
Copies - 2 sided $0.20
Video Tapes (T-120) $2.23
Lengthy Records Search & Copy Labor - per hour charge.


Pre-payment is required before any copies and/or redactions are made. To avoid the spread of viruses, no outside computer discs may be used. Citizens wishing a copy in electronic format must purchase a new, unused diskette from the Sheriff's Office. The public has the right to inspect copyrighted documents and use agency equipment to copy the materials and pay the per copy charge. However, copyrighted documents may NOT be copied by the staff.  Responses will be mailed with a return receipt to ensure that all responses are received at the appropriate address. Public record fees will be revised during the annual budget cycle each fiscal year.


Administration 863-402-7211
Miscellaneous Administrative Fees
Fingerprinting Fees $5.00 processing fees + FDLE submission costs
Employment Background Search $5.00
Faulty Equipment "Fix It Ticket" $4.00


Patrol 863-402-7206
Deputy - Extra Duty Hourly Fee Schedule
Extra Duty - Deputy Sheriff with vehicle per hour * Effective October 1, 2018 $45.00
* An established hourly rate is paid directly to the Deputy of $35, the remainder is benefits (approximately 25%), vehicle expenses, and administrative cost


Investigative Cost - Hourly Fee Schedule/ Human Resources
Deputy Sheriff $15.88
Deputy Detective $16.67
Deputy Sergeant $24.48
Deputy Lieutenant $28.64
Secretary and Transcriptionist $11.25
Crime Scene Technician $14.71


Judicial Process - 863-402-7227

Summons/Subpoenas/Notice to Appear $40.00
Writ of Possession/Writ of Replevin $90.00
Tax Warrant Cash Levy Fee $70.00
Miscellaneous Levy Fees (dependent on items to be levied). Contact Judicial Process

Documents Required are as follows:

An original and a certified copy or two certified copies of documents to be served (this applies to documents that are electronically filed)
A self-addressed stamped envelope
Payment for service (see fee schedule above)
Best possible address for service (P.O. Box addresses are not accepted)
If mailing paperwork plese send to:

Highlands County Sheriff's Office
Attn:  Civil Division
400 South Eucalyptus Street
Sebring, FL  33870


Detention 863-402-7212
Miscellaneous Fees
Inmate Initial Subsistence Fee $20.00
Inmate "Daily" Subsistence Fee $2.00 per day
Inmate - Dentist Visit Flat Fee - In Facility $126.00
Inmate - Doctor's Exam - In Facility Flat Fee $30.00
Inmate - Other Medical and Prescription Costs (actual costs) Actual
*Transportation Reimbursement - Regular Duty - Hourly Rate per Investigative
Cost Schedule above plus mileage charged for miles driven at $0.44 per mile
a) Total miles
b) Deputy rate w/ vehicle
c) Deputy rate no vehicle
Hourly Rate plus
.44 per mile 
$40.00 per hour 
$37.00 per hour
Community Maintenance Program Fee per Administrative Order 30-01 $5.00 Per Day
* Transportation costs for family funeral of inmates, inmates transported for Non-Support charges, or inmates transported for Bail Bondsmen.