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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVI
Chapter 849
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F.S. 849.39
849.39 Delivery of property to claimant.Any person, firm, or corporation filing a claim in the cause, which claim shall state fully her or his right, title, claim, or interest, in and to the seized property, may, at any time after said claim is filed with the clerk of the court, obtain possession of the seized property by filing a petition therefor with the sheriff and posting with her or him, to be approved by her or him, a surety bond, payable to the Governor of the state in twice the amount of the value of the said property as fixed in the sheriff’s return to the clerk of the circuit court, with a corporate surety duly authorized to transact business in this state as surety, conditioned upon her or his paying to the sheriff the value of the property together with costs of the proceeding, if judgment of forfeiture be entered by the court. Upon the posting of such bond with the sheriff and the release of the property to the applicant the cause shall proceed to final judgment in the same manner as it would have had no such bond been filed, except that any execution to be issued in the cause pursuant to judgment may run against and be enforced against the person posting said bond and the person’s surety.
History.s. 5, ch. 29712, 1955; s. 1381, ch. 97-102.