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The 2016 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 49
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE OF PROCESS
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F.S. 49.09
49.09 Notice of action, return day.The notice of action, except in foreclosure proceedings as defined in s. 702.09, shall require the defendant to file written defenses with the clerk of the court and to serve a copy not later than the date fixed in said notice, which date shall be not less than 28 nor more than 60 days after the first publication of the notice on plaintiff or his or her attorney whose name and address shall appear in, or be annexed to, said notice. In foreclosure proceedings, the notice of action shall require the defendant to file written defenses with the clerk of the court and to serve a copy within 30 days after the first publication of the notice on plaintiff or his or her attorney whose name and address shall appear in, or be annexed to, said notice.
History.s. 9, ch. 20452, 1941; s. 4, ch. 28301, 1953; s. 2, ch. 29737, 1955; s. 5, ch. 67-254; s. 7, ch. 93-250; s. 290, ch. 95-147.
Note.Former s. 48.09.