Operation Safe Surrender, Q & A

Why should I turn myself in at this event? This event gives you the chance to turn yourself in on any non-violent, misdemeanor warrants that you might have at a time and place that is convenient for you. In case you didn’t know, if you have a warrant, any law enforcement officer can detain you, take you into custody, and take you to jail if they come into contact with you no matter where you are. This includes your place of employment, your home, your children’s school, or during a traffic stop when you may be traveling to an important appointment or event. This event gives you the chance to resolve any misdemeanor warrants without the inconvenience of taking you out of your daily routine when you may be busy with friends, family or co-workers.

Will I have to go to jail if I turn myself in at this event? It is the intention of this Operation to have warrants reviewed and potentially resolved instead of being arrested.

Will I have to pay a fine if I turn myself in at this event? Fines and fees may be collected at this event, depending on each individual case heard before the Court.

How long will it take for me to be processed at this event? The length of time will depend on how many warrants you have.

What if I have felony warrants? This event is for non-violent misdemeanor warrants only. Mailers were sent to last known addresses for those who may have a qualifying warrant. If you have a question about Operation Safe Surrender, please call 813-235-6115.

If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact either the Pasco County Customer Service Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654, (727) 847-2411 (V) or the Pasco County Risk Management Office, 7536 State Street, New Port Richey, FL 34654 (727) 847-8028 (V) at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.