Section 30.51, Florida Statutes 2003
30.51 Fees and commissions.--
(1) No bills shall be rendered to the county for any services, nor shall any fees, commissions, or other remuneration for official services as sheriff be paid by the board of county commissioners of any county to the sheriff of the county except as provided by this section. All fees, commissions and other remuneration provided by law for services other than criminal shall be charged by the said sheriff to other authorities and parties doing business with their offices, and shall be paid over to the county as provided in this section.
(2) The fees authorized, or a deposit sufficient to cover them, shall be collected in advance from the party who requests the service; provided, that services may be performed for any governmental agency or unit without advance payment, and the officer shall bill and collect the fees earned from such agency after the service is performed or when the amount due is determined.
(3) Deposits for fees shall be placed in a depository trust account. The officer who receives the deposit shall keep an account with the depositor, and shall withdraw monthly from the deposits the fees earned and shall remit them to the county fund or funds as provided by this section.
(4) Fees or commissions commingled when received with other official collections may be deposited with such other collections in the trust account or accounts and distributed to the county fund or funds at the time that the other collections, with which they were received, are distributed.
(5) All fees, commissions, or other funds collected by the sheriff for services rendered or performed by his or her office shall be remitted monthly to the county.
(6) No sheriff shall render to another county a bill for service of process in any criminal matter.
History.--s. 5, ch. 57-368; s. 1, ch. 59-365; s. 8, ch. 69-82; s. 190, ch. 95-147; s. 26, ch. 2001-266.