Pasco Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Unit carries out the Sheriff’s statutory responsibility for service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and attorneys in Florida, as well as throughout the United States. Additionally the Unit also enforces levies and conducts levy sales to aid in the collection of money judgments. Annually, the Civil Process Unit processes and serves more than 30,000 documents.
Pasco Sheriff’s Office does not serve civil subpoenas, civil summons, or any other type of private court process. Florida State Statutes require the Sheriff’s Office to serve all enforceable civil processes. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office will serve the following process:
The law allows for appointed private process servers to serve non-enforceable civil summons or subpoenas. This fiscally prudent measure allows the Sheriff to utilize staff for responsibilities required by law.
An up to date list of appointed process servers can be found at the Pasco Clerk and Comptroller’s Office on their website: Process Servers. If you would like more information on how to become a Special Process Server, Click on the Special Process Server Tab.
For information about having your documents served, call the Civil Process Unit at (727) 847-5878 or (352) 518-5000. Our offices are located at 8700 Citizen Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654 (entrance is on the back of the building facing Government Drive) and 36409 State Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525. We are available Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.
For service of process, at a minimum, you must provide the Civil Process Unit with the original process or certified copy with a copy for service for each individual, the best address available where the document is to be served, and postage paid envelope(s) to return all documents.
Personal checks are not accepted; only cashier’s checks, money orders, and business checks are accepted for payment of fees for the service of process. Fees for service of process are dictated by Florida Statute and are nonrefundable pursuant to Ch. 30.231, Florida Statutes.
The Civil Unit does not provide legal advice or assist in the preparation of documents. For more information regarding commonly served documents; please see below:
Subpoenas: Questions about a case for which you are being subpoenaed should be directed to the party who issued the subpoena. The Sheriff’s Office is merely the agency responsible for serving the subpoena and will have no knowledge about the case.
Landlord/Tenant Issues and Evictions: Please review the information on the website of the Pasco County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pasco Clerk of the Court , for Landlord/Tenant Forms to complete an eviction. This website has additional information on civil and small claims court actions.
You may also wish to consult the Florida State Statutes on Landlord/Tenant matters online by going to Florida Legislation. As with any legal matter, you may desire to seek the advice of a competent attorney if you still have questions.
Levy Information: If you have a question about a Levy, Judgment, or Writ of Replevin, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Unit at (727) 847-5878, ext. 7366.
Out of State Summons Service: If you wish to have an out of state summons served, and you are not a government entity, you will need to contract with a Private Process Server, go to: Process Servers
If you are a government entity and need service of process, please mail to this address:
Pasco Sheriff’s Office
Attention: Civil Process Unit
8700 Citizen Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
The amount of the check should be $43.00, made payable to Pasco Sheriff. You will need to send two copies of everything to be served and one of the copies MUST have the original authentic court seal.
Baker Act or Marchman Orders: For information pertaining to the issuance of a Court Ordered Baker Act or Marchman Act, please contact the Pasco Clerk of the Court, Probate Division at 727-847-2411.
|Type of Service||Individual Cost|
|Summons and Complaint||$40|
|Order to Show Cause||$40|
|Alias and Pluries||$40|
|Out of State Papers**||$40|
|Enforceable Writs||Individual Cost|
|Writ of Attachment||$90|
|Writ of Possession/Ejectment||$90|
|Writ of Garnishment||$90|
|Writ of Replevin||$90|
|Writ of Replevin & Notice of Hearing||$90|
|Distress Writ (Service Only)||$40|
|Writ of Execution (Levy)||
Execution Fee $50, plus applicable deposits
Advertising Sale $40, plus cost
Conducting Sale $40
Sheriff’s Deed/Bill of Sale $40
Mail/Postage at Current Postal Rates
See notes below for more information on the levy process
**Notice regarding Foreign and Out of State Process – The Pasco Sheriff’s Office serves process in accordance with Florida Statute 48.031 and the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Process that needs to be served outside these guidelines will have to be handled by a Private Process Server.">
A cost deposit is required prior to the levy or seizure of any property. The following amounts are minimum deposit requirements and additional monies may be required during the life of the case. Cost deposit checks are to be made out independent of all other fees.
|Type of Service||Individual Cost|
|Single Craft(s) up to 20ft||$2,000 for each craft|
|Any craft exceeding 20ft||$3,000|
|Residence Single Family||$800|
|Mobile Home/Travel Trailer (in place)||$800|
|Mobile Home/Travel Trailer (stored)||$5,000|
|Single Vehicle 2 tons or less||$2,000|
|Single Vehicle Exceeding 2 tons||Min. $3,000; Please call with details for calculation|
|Office/Home Furnishings||Varies depending on moving/storage|
|Real Estate (Vacant Land)||$800|
|Stocks, Bonds, Jewelry||$800|
|Tractor, Trailer, or both||$3,000|
A $250.00 minimum cost deposit, when required, for labor for removing personal property, furniture, etc.
A $100.00 minimum cost deposit for locksmith services.
The Sheriff shall be allowed actual expenses for levying, safekeeping, and sale of property under levy. Levy deposits are refundable before a levy is made or after a levy is completed and all outstanding costs and fees are paid.
Major Stacey Jenkins is the Court Services Bureau Commander and is responsible for overseeing the operation, which is divided into the Support Services Division, Security Services Division, and Judicial Services Division.
|Support Services Division||Security Services Division||Judicial Services Division|
Confined in the Land O’ Lakes Detention Facilities are individuals who have been arrested and held without bond,
been unable to post bail set by the courts, are being transferred from other states or counties while awaiting trial in Pasco County,
or those found guilty and sentenced to serve less than one year in county jail. The facility houses both sentenced and pre-trial men and women on misdemeanor and felony crimes.
Juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 who have been adjudicated as adults are also housed in the facility.
The Land O’ Lakes Detention Facility is located at 20101 Central Boulevard in Land O’ Lakes and was dedicated on March 1, 1991. It is a two-story, reinforced masonry facility and was originally comprised of three inmate housing pods and a central administrative and support core. In addition, there is a 67-bed medical/psychiatric unit. Each housing unit contains a total of 96 cells divided into six 16-cell units, each with a day room space. Each pod has handicap accommodations, and there is one pod set up for special management inmates. There is also a Minimum Security Annex, which is a reduced-cost solution for Pasco County’s ever-increasing inmate population. The building is a tensioned-membrane structure designed to withstand 110 mile per hour winds. The building is a state-of-the-art facility with showers, bathrooms and a recreational area separate from the main detention center structure. The Minimum Security Annex houses up to 104 inmates. In August, 2009 a three-story addition was completed which includes 12 housing units, with a total inmate capacity of 768. The detention facility, including Sheriff’s Office administrative sections, contains 345,992 square feet and has a rated capacity to house 1,432 inmates before utilizing any temporary bed space.
The Inmate Housing units are monitored by a deputy who is responsible for the care, custody and control of the inmates. Deputies practice principles of direct supervision, which helps reduce the number of staff necessary to operate the facility, and reduces inmate violence and vandalism. Direct supervision enhances interaction between inmates and staff and reduces the need for frequent and costly movement of inmates, by providing services in the housing areas.
Pasco Sheriff’s Office detainees are offered a variety of Inmate Support Programs, as well as, Vocational Training Programs to aid them in personal growth and development. Our facility offers anger management, parenting classes, a GED program, substance abuse programs, and religious services. The facility offers specialty housing for faith based and veteran’s services for inmates who meet specific classification requirements. Military veterans have access to VA Criminal Justice liaisons and monthly classes facilitated by the local Veterans Center. Faith-based inmates attend Celebrate Recovery meetings, work through Family Integrity Training life skills, attend Bible studies, and participate in praise and worship services. Inmates who meet certain classification requirements may be selected to participate in vocational programs to include: Carpentry, Construction, Food Services, Janitorial Services, Grounds Maintenance, Sewing and Welding. Back to top
Effective September 12th, traditional collect calling will be limited to existing accounts only. Therefore, all other calls must be set-up through prepaid or debit accounts. Call 888-506-8407 for more information.
Inmate Calling Solutions (ICS) is the inmate telephone provider utilized by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. ICS’s core responsibilities are to ensure inmates are provided reasonable access to talk with friends or family members while incarcerated within the Detention Facility. All inmate phone calls are made collect with the exception of those set up through prepaid accounts. The following are the means in which inmates can make telephone calls from within the facility: Prepaid Collect Calling Debit Telephone Account Calling Either of these two options can be used by utilizing the following link and starting a user account, or by calling 1-888-506-8407.
JPay services are be available for use. This allows friends and family members of inmates a variety of convenient ways to deposit money into their loved one’s canteen. This service will allow for deposits to be made through several different channels:
The website Jpay.com will accept payments made with a Visa or MasterCard- branded debit or credit card. Fees range from $3.95 to $10.95 based upon the deposit amount. Internet depositors can visit the website 24 hours a day to set up a private account, with a private user ID and a personal password. The system will help manage deposits to specific inmates, allow receipt printing, and provide a history of deposit amounts by inmate and date.
Credit or debit card payments can also be made over the phone at 1-800-574-5729. Fees range from $4.95 to $11.95 based upon the deposit amount. Customer Service Representatives will accept deposits quickly and easily from Visa or MasterCard-branded debit or credit cards, and will provide specific confirmation numbers for deposit tracking.
There is a Kiosk located in the lobby of the Land O’ Lakes facility where friends and family may make a deposit 24 hrs a day. The Land O’ Lakes Detention Facility Cashiers Office will no longer accept any deposits either in person or by mail.
Cash payments can be made at any MoneyGram Agent location. There are 53 MoneyGram Agent locations in Pasco County, and 30,000 retail locations in the United States, including Walmart, CVS, 7‐11, Albertsons and ACE Cash Express. A fee of $6.95 will apply for each transaction. Up to $5,000.00 can be sent per transaction.
For questions regarding the JPay system, please visit them online at Jpay.com or call (800) 574-5792.
As of 10/17/2017 the Pasco County Approved Full Menu is available for friends and family to order instead of the “Care Packs” that have been sold previously. This means that friends and family will be able to customize a Care Pack from all the items that are on the Commissary Menu distributed to you by Pasco County. $66 is the amount that can be ordered plus $6.95 for shipping and handling. The old Care Packs are no longer available. All restrictions for Pasco County and MyCarePack still apply. One package per inmate per week may be ordered. Only commissary questions can be answered by Trinity Commissary at the Jail, (813) 235-6053. Care Pack ordering and questions must be directed to MyCarePack:My CarePack
Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
You can visit with an inmate via Video Visitation or Virtual Visitation:
To access either method, you will need to create an account through HomeWav LLC.
Equipment needed to visit the inmate:
To create an Account
Rules and Regulations for Local and Virtual Visits:
Visitation is to encourage family contact and to provide for associations which will be beneficial to the inmates overall adjustment. There are no contact visits at this facility. There will be NO scheduling; visits will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitation kiosks have a one minute messaging function.
It is your responsibility to notify your visitors of the following rules and regulations of video visitation. Failure to follow these rules may result in disciplinary action/loss of visitation privileges:
How to Register: Registration can be completed via the visitation kiosk located at the Pasco Detention Facility or via the internet (www.homewav.com). Visitors must have a driver’s license, or a state issued identification card with a photograph, passport, or governmental agency issued photo identification.
Local Virtual Visits:
The schedule for local virtual visits will be:
Off Site Virtual Visits:
The schedule for local virtual visits will be:
Getting Out provides an easy way for you to communicate with your incarcerated friend or loved one. Inmates at Pasco County Jail have access to wireless tablets, which means you have more ways to stay connected with them and they have more productive and positive ways to spend their time.
To create your GettingOut account or to log in as an existing member Getting Out
Friends & Family rates:
Friends and family pay per messages sent or photo uploaded.
How to Deposit Funds:
In order for your inmate to communicate with you using the tablet, they must have funds in their Inmate Account. To communicate back, you must also have funds in your Friends and Family Account.
Step 1: Create Your Account
Step 2: Make A Deposit
Step 3: Start Communicating
The mission of inmate labor programs is to teach inmates proper safety and common vocational industry practices, along with principles of positive work ethics in an effort to enhance reintegration into society. All supplies including start up costs of programs are obtained from federal grant funds and/or welfare funds.
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office has initiated a number of programs designed to save taxpayer’s dollars, raise the work ethic of selected inmates and give them a productive way to spend court-ordered sentences. The Inmate Labor Section consists of four units, Inmate Labor, Facility Maintenance, Construction, and Contracted Work Crews. Inmate Labor is responsible for the overall cosmetic maintenance of Detention Central, the upkeep of the facility grounds and supervision of assigned programs. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office has initiated a number of programs designed to save taxpayer’s dollars, raise the work ethic of selected inmates and give them a productive way to spend court-ordered sentences. The Inmate Labor Section consists of four units, Inmate Labor, Facility Maintenance, Construction, and Contracted Work Crews. Inmate Labor is responsible for the overall cosmetic maintenance of Detention Central, the upkeep of the facility grounds and supervision of assigned programs.
This section supervises the following programs:
Operation Payback (OPB) is an alternative county jail sentence administered by the Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with County and Circuit Judges and county staff. Defendants sentenced to OPB are assigned to a county park or facility to assist with general cleaning and grounds maintenance. In 2016 there was a daily average of 53 defendants in the program and they completed a total of 20,263 hours of labor. At $8.05, this was a value of $163,117.15. It cost $64 per day to house an inmate in the detention center. By having defendants in OPB instead of housing them in the jail, there was an additional value of $164,080.00 in 2016.
The Sheriff’s Office operates two administration clean-up crews. Each crew is comprised of 3 female inmate workers that complete general cleaning in agency buildings throughout the county.
The Detention Facility has an average of 25 female inmate workers assigned to the Laundry program. Inmate workers complete all washing and drying of jail linens and uniforms, they also make sewing repairs. They are able to repair socks, undergarments, inmate uniforms, sheets, and mattresses.
The Grounds Maintenance Program was designed to train inmates for potential employment upon release from incarceration. The program instructs inmates in the proper handling and use of common commercial landscaping equipment to include preventative maintenance and servicing of the equipment. Additionally, the program is used to maintain the grounds of the facility.
The Sheriff’s Office currently has carpentry, welding, and construction vocational programs.
The carpentry program has an average of 7 inmate workers. They are taught how to use various power tools and equipment and build items such as picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, bean bag toss games, and items from recycled pallets. The inmates in this program receive a certificate for hours of instruction upon their release from custody.
The welding program generally has an average of 2 inmates. They are taught to weld and make things such as park grills and smokers. They receive certificates in welding safety, blue print reading, and hours of instructions. Some participants are able to be fully certified through the American Welding Society upon their release.
The construction program has an average of 10 inmate workers. They assist with general maintenance; replacing flooring, building renovations, plumbing, and electrical work. They are instructed on tool handling, safety procedures, blueprint reading, and proper use of power tools. The work crews operate under the supervision of certified staff members holding a general contractors license.
For your convenience, the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office offers public fingerprinting services 5 days a week. For more information on their schedule and locations, please see their web site at Public Fingerprinting