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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title VI
Chapter 55
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F.S. 55.505
55.505 Notice of recording; prerequisite to enforcement.
(1) At the time of the recording of a foreign judgment, the judgment creditor shall make and record with the clerk of the circuit court an affidavit setting forth the name, social security number, if known, and last known post office address of the judgment debtor and of the judgment creditor.
(2) Promptly upon the recording of the foreign judgment and the affidavit, the clerk shall mail notice of the recording of the foreign judgment, by registered mail with return receipt requested, to the judgment debtor at the address given in the affidavit and shall make a note of the mailing in the docket. The notice shall include the name and post office address of the judgment creditor and of the judgment creditor’s attorney, if any, in this state. In addition, the judgment creditor may mail a notice of the recording of the judgment to the judgment debtor and may record proof of mailing with the clerk. The failure of the clerk to mail notice of recording will not affect the enforcement proceedings if proof of mailing by the judgment creditor has been recorded.
1(3) No execution or other process for enforcement of a foreign judgment recorded hereunder shall issue until 30 days after the mailing of notice by the clerk and payment of a service charge of up to $42 to the clerk, from which the clerk shall remit $4.50 to the Department of Revenue for deposit into the General Revenue Fund. When an action authorized in s. 55.509(1) is filed, it acts as an automatic stay of the effect of this section.
History.s. 4, ch. 84-5; s. 12, ch. 93-250; s. 17, ch. 94-348; s. 70, ch. 2003-402; s. 26, ch. 2008-111; s. 13, ch. 2019-58.

A. Section 13, ch. 2019-58, amended subsection (3) “[e]ffective upon this act becoming a law and retroactive to July 1, 2008.”

B. Section 30, ch. 2019-58, provides that “[t]he amendments made by this act to ss. 27.52, 28.24, 28.2401, 28.241, 34.041, 45.035, 55.505, 61.14, 316.193, 318.14, 318.15, 318.18, 322.245, 327.35, 327.73, 379.401, 713.24, 721.83, 744.365, 744.3678, 766.104, and 938.05, Florida Statutes, are remedial and clarifying in nature and apply retroactively to July 1, 2008.”

C. Section 31, ch. 2019-58, provides that “[t]he amendments to the jurisdiction of a court made by this act shall apply with respect to the date of filing the cause of action, regardless of when the cause of action accrued.”