Civil Process Unit


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:

  • State Witness Subpoenas – Issued by the State Attorney or Public Defender
  • Writ of Garnishment/Government entity only
  • Writ of Replevin
  • Writ of Possession
  • Levy/Judgments
  • Child Custody Pick-up orders
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions for protection against repeat violence
  • Ex-Parte Baker Act and Marchman Orders issued by the Court
  • Any other process issued by a governmental entity or for indigent parties

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.

Any further questions can be directed to the Civil Process Unit at (727) 847-5878 or (352) 518-5000.

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
Notice $40
Order to Show Cause $40
Motion $40
Injunction $40
Garnishment $40
Subpoena $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
Distress Writ $90
Writs of Execution (Levy) Execution Fee $50, plus applicable deposits
Advertising Sale $40, plus cost
Conducting Sale $40
Sheriff’s Deed/Bill of Sale $40
Satisfaction $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.

CourtServices

The Land O’ Lakes Detention Center is the central booking and intake location for all law enforcement agencies operating throughout Pasco County. The care, custody and control of individuals arrested in Pasco County by the Sheriff’s Office and various state and local police agencies is the responsibility of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Court Services Bureau.

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
  • Administrative Services– Inmate Services (Commissary & Visitation), Inmate Programs, Vendors, Accreditation, Fire Safety / Sanitation, Lobby / Mailroom
  • Logistic Services– Bureau Purchasing, Inmate Labor, Laundry, Receiving Control, and Construction
  • Jail Operations– Housing Security, Tactical Action Control Team, Inner Perimeter Security
  • Inmate Processing Section- Intake / Release, Classification, Records, Juvenile Assessment Center, Property / Cashiers, Sentencing
  • Judicial Security– Court security and transport
  • Criminal Process Teletype, Warrants and Civil Process

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



Inmate Information

General Inmate Information


COLLECT CALLING CHANGES: Effective September 12, 2017

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 TELEPHONE CALLS

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 Implementation



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:

Online

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.


Toll Free Telephone Number

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.


Onsite

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

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 Wal- mart, 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.

My Care Pack/Trinity Commissary


Effective 10/17/2017:

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

Phone: 866-643-9557

Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Prison Rape Elimination Act


Prison Rape Elimination Act

Video-Virtual Visitation


You can visit with an inmate via Video Visitation or Virtual Visitation:

  • Video Visitation is a video conference between the local Visitation Room Kiosk and the inmate.
  • Virtual Visitation is a two-way video conference between you and a remotely located inmate connected via the internet.

To access either method, you will need to create an account through HomeWav LLC.

  • For more information or to create an account, click Homewav
  • To view Frequently Asked Questions, Homewav SignUp
  • To view the Terms of Use, Terms of Use
  • HomeWav Customer Service: 1-844-394-6639

Equipment needed to visit the inmate:

  • Computer with Windows Operating System
  • High speed Internet Browser & Adobe Flash Player
  • Speakers or Headphones
  • Camera and microphone

To create an Account

  • Go to Homewav SignUp and fill in the required information.
  • Complete the Log in procedure as a new user.
  • Add funds to your account for a specific Inmate.
  • Wait for funds to clear & post to your account.
  • Accept incoming call from the facility.

Benefits

  • Families stay connected. Visiting family members or friends is an important way to maintain connections during incarceration and enhance the inmate’s success both while incarcerated and after release.
  • THE HOMEWAV SYSTEM IS AS SIMPLE AS A PHONE CALL.
  • Inmates can visit their spouses, kids, parents, grandparents, and friends in a less traumatic and more natural environment. It can be comforting to see that their homes and families are OK. They can even see their pets.
  • The cost to visit is minimal when compared with travel expenses or taking time off from work. Generally the costs are comparable to making a collect telephone call from the facility.
  • There is NO MINIMUM CALL length. An inmate’s children can say goodnight, from the comfort of their own home, for the cost of a one minute visit.
  • Family and friends are spared the distress and difficulties involved with traveling and making visits in a jail or prison environment and can visit at more convenient hours. Family members from distant locations can now more easily visit their loved ones more frequently.
  • Provides and allows auto detection of incoming calls
  • Shows the name of incoming call
  • Provides confirmation as to whether Inmate is online
  • Allows a Visitor, who is approved and registered to login using a Username and Password, and connect from anywhere in the WORLD with High Speed Internet for a flat per minute fee
  • Provides and allows home user to add minutes to an individual inmate account in one minute increments
  • Provides the home user the option of accepting or refusing a video call

Local and Virtual Video Visitation Guidelines

  • There will be NO SCHEDULING for local visits; it will be a first-come, first-serve basis. After one 20 minute visit, visitors must allow other visitors the opportunity to visit before conducting a second visit.

The schedule for local virtual visits will be:

  • Monday 8:30-10:00am, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30-10:00am, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30-10:00am, 1:00-3:00pm, 6:30-10:30pm
  • Thursday 8:30-10:00am, 1:00-3:00pm

Offsite virtual visits:

Your friends and family can visit you via the internet using a computer, tablet, MacBook, iPad, smart phone (apps available for Apple and Android devices).
The cost of a visit is $.50 per minute. There is a $.50 fee for any purchase. A ten minute purchase would cost $5.00 plus $.50 for a total of $5.50. The minimum length of visit is 1 minute ($.50), which is collected when your call is connected. The maximum visit length is 20 minutes. All sales of minutes are final.
Refunds are subject to a $7.50 processing fee. Refunds are at the discretion of Home WAV.
SCHEDULE will be: 8:30-11:45am, 12:30-5:00pm and 6:30-10:45pm daily

Rules and Regulations for Local and Virtual Visits:

  • Visitors must conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Persons who are unruly and using obscene language will be asked to leave and the visit will be terminated.
  • Clothing must be conservative and NOT revealing. Nudity or any sexual acts are not permitted.Tuesday 8:30-10:00am, 1:00-3:00pm
  • All visitors are subject to search.
  • Introduction of contraband into a correctional facility is a felony of the 3rd degree (F.S.951.22).
  • There will be no smoking in the Visitation Room.
  • Pictures of an inmate cannot be taken.
  • Visitors will be responsible for their children. If children become disruptive, the visitor will be asked to leave.
  • Minor children will not be left in the Lobby without adult supervision.
  • Local visitation is limited to 3 visitors at a time.
  • Visitors must place all property in the secured lockers provided in the lobby.
  • Inmates currently in a locked down housing unit which includes administrative, segregation, red dot, or disciplinary will only be authorized up to 2 hours (six 20 minute sessions) per week.

Note:

  • There are times when access to the facility will be denied for security reasons.
  • The above Rules and Regulations pertain to all visitors. Violators will be denied visitation.
  • The rules and regulations for visitation may be changed at any time for security purposes.
  • Local and virtual visits can be cancelled at any time based on security issues.

Telmate


Telmate Wireless Tablets

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.

  • Messages: $0.25/send
  • Photos: $0.25/upload

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

  • Click here to create GettingOut account. Once you are verified you can make a deposit.

Step 2: Make A Deposit

  • Deposit funds online or through the mobile app

Step 3: Start Communicating

  • Once funds have been deposited into both their Inmate Account and your Friends & Family Account, you can start communicating with your inmate.

Inmate Labor Program


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:

  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • County Work Crews (Animal Control, Road and Bridge, Parks and Recreation)
  • Laundry
  • Administrative
  • Clean-Up
  • Grounds Maiintenance

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.


County Worker Crews

Road and Bridge
Assigned 4 inmate workers, completed 4,674 hours of labor. This crew is used primarily to maintain areas such as retention ponds and road ways throughout the county.
Parks and Recreation
Assigned 5 inmate workers, completed 6,190 hours of labor. This crew completes general maintenance and landscaping at all county parks and recreation centers.
Animal Control
Assigned 5 inmate workers, completed 7,114 hours of labor. This crew assists by cleaning dog kennels and walking dogs.

Administrative Clean-Up Crew

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.


Laundry

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.


Grounds Maintenance

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.



Inmate Vocational Programs

The Sheriff’s Office currently has carpentry, welding, and construction vocational programs.


Carpentry

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.


Welding

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.

Construction

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.

Special Process Server Information


Interested in becoming a Special Process Server, refer to instructions below:



Instructions For New/Renewal Process Servers
  1. Download and complete the Special Process Server Application. The last page requires a notary.
  2. Complete an approved civil process service training course with a passing score of 85% or higher. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office authorizes training through the St. Petersburg College, College of Public Safety 727-341-4500 or St. Petersburg College Training – the courses are listed under columns Public Safety/Judicial Process Server) or Avalon Legal Information Services, Inc. 386-760-6520 or Civil Process Training.
  3. Obtain a bond in the amount of $5,000 with a surety company authorized to do business in this state for the benefit of any person wrongfully injured by any malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, or incompetence of the application, in connection with his or her duties as a process server (contact your insurance company).
  4. Provide three letters of recommendation addressed to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office; at least one letter must be from an active member of the Florida Bar.
  5. Include a check in the amount of $250.00 made payable to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office
  6. Submit your fingerprints electronically for the purposes of a criminal background check. To complete this, you will need to submit your fingerprints through a LiveScan vendor to the PSO Civil Process Unit. Our ORI number that you will need to provide to the vendor is: FL751029Z. Once your fingerprints have been submitted, the vendor will provide you with a transaction number. In order to complete the submission process, you must go to this web site:Civil Applicant Payment System (CAPS) and pay the background check fee directly to FDLE. The results of your criminal history check will be electronically delivered directly to the Civil Process Unit. For reference purposes, please include a copy of your receipt from the FDLE payment system as verification of completion.

  7. 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

  8. Deliver your completed application, proof of training, copy of surety bond, letters of recommendation, and application fee to the Civil Process Unit, 8700 Citizen Dr., New Port Richey, FL 34654. You may drop the packet off in person at our office or mail it in.
  9. Once your complete application packet and the results of your background check have been received, your application will be reviewed with our General Counsel’s Office before submission to the Office of the Sheriff for approval. You will be notified when your application is approved or denied. If approved, you will be given instructions on how to obtain your process server identification card.

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