Jury Service Fraud Scheme, click here for more information.

The West Pasco Judicial Center has a Cafeteria and an ATM machine available to you during your jury service. If preferred, you may bring lunch and snacks with you. A refrigerator and microwave are available in the Jury Assembly Room.

To make your stay with the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller as comfortable as possible; the Jury Assembly Room includes the following amenities :

  • Free Wi-Fi Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone Service
  • Vending Machines
  • Snack Bar
  • Puzzles & Games
  • Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Books & Magazines
  • Microwave
  • Courteous and helpful Staff
  • Coffee, Water or Tea

Jurors should appear for jury service in a manner respectful of the court; everyday business attire is suggested and appreciated. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket for your comfort in the air-conditioned courtrooms. No shorts, culottes, undershirts, tank tops, etc. are acceptable. Any person not appropriately dressed may be held in contempt of court or may be sent home.

Electronic Devices:
Pursuant to Supreme Court of Florida Order No. SC12-764, electronic devices will be removed from all members of a jury panel before jury deliberations begin and as directed by the presiding judge, may be removed at other stages of a trial.

Bus Service
Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) will provide free bus service for all jurors during their term of service. To receive the free transportation service, jurors simply present their Jury Summons to the driver. The Jury Summons will only serve as a free bus pass on the first day of jury service. The Jury Manager will provide bus passes for jurors who are required to serve additional days. Please note this free bus service is only available for the length of your jury service. For a complete list of routes and schedules, please go to www.ridepcpt.com. You may contact PCPT by:

city bus Redirect to the www.ridepcpt.com web site
Telephone   (727)834-3322 West Pasco
  (352)521-4587 East Pasco
  (813)235-6073 Central Pasco
E-mail   info@ridepcpt.com
In Person   8620 Galen Wilson Boulevard
  Port Richey, FL 34668

PCPT offices are open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST.

Florida Statute establishes juror compensation. Regular employment includes full-time employment, part-time, temporary, and casual employment, as long as the employment hours of a juror can be reasonably determined by a schedule, or by custom and practice established during the 3-month period preceding the term of service as a juror.

A juror who is employed and continues to receive regular wages while serving as a juror is not entitled to compensation by the State for the first three days of jury service.

A juror who is not employed or who does not continue to receive regular wages during jury service is entitled to $15 per day. All jurors required to serve more than 3 days will be compensated at $30 per day beginning on the 4th day of jury service.

court house new port richey
Contact and Directions
You may obtain additional information by calling the number below:

New Port Richey
Telephone: (727) 847-2411 Ext. 2200 or (800) 368-2411 Ext. 2200
Location: 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Map and Directions

Should you need Juror reporting instructions please go to the "Reporting Instructions" section below.

Important Notice
Jury summonses are sent through regular mail. If you failed to appear for jury service, an order to show cause may be mailed to you to appear before the court. The Clerk & Comptroller's Office never contacts jurors who failed to appear by phone. Additionally, law enforcement would not demand payment, in lieu of arrest, due to failure to appear for jury service. Should you receive a phone call saying that you have failed to report for jury service and they ask for personal information or payment, this is a potential scam. Public Notice - Jury Service Fraud Scheme.

juror handbook
Informational Brochure
For additional information concerning jury service, please read the on-line juror informational brochure titled Juror Handbook. Juror Handbook (Flash Player) Juror Handbook (PDF)
Juror Excusal/Disqualification

Mandatory Exemptions
If one of the following exemptions applies, you may not serve on a jury in Pasco County:

  • Convicted of a felony, civil rights not restored
  • Non-Resident of Pasco County
  • Non-Resident of Florida
  • Not a U.S. Citizen
  • Served as a juror in Pasco County within the last twelve months
  • Under prosecution for any crime

Optional Exemptions
The following persons, upon request, may be excused from jury service:

  • Expectant mother
  • Full-time law enforcement officer/investigative officer
  • Full-time student
  • Medical reasons (A doctor's statement is required)
  • A parent who is not employed full time and has custody of a child under six years of age
  • A person 70 years of age or older
  • A person with a physical or mental incapacity
  • Responsible for the care of someone with a physical or mental incapacity who is permanently incapable of caring for self. (Doctor's statement is required.)
man on the phone holding a baby If you qualify for an exemption, excusal or postponement, submit your request online or follow the directions on your jury summons and return the completed form. You may confirm whether you are required to report by registering using the below link.

Request an Excusal or Postponement

Parking for the West Pasco Judicial Center is on the north side of the building facing Citizen Drive.

Reporting Instructions
You may obtain juror reporting instructions as follows:
  • Online by clicking on the link below. The instructions are available after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the reporting date located on your summons, or by
  • Listening to a recorded message. Please call (727) 847-8900 or (800) 253-7731 after 5:30 p.m. the day before you are to report (even if this day is a Sunday or holiday).
  • The recorded message refers only to the sequence number on your juror summons. The juror sequence number can be found in the section with the report date and time information, below the juror ID and Group number, shown in the image below.
    juror summons sample image
If you are unable to view the juror reporting instructions or if the telephone recording is not operational, report for jury service as directed by your summons. If you need assistance, please call (727) 847-8044 or (800) 368-4274 ext. 8044 by 5:00 p.m. on the previous business day before you are to report. Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call (727) 847-8135 ext. 8135 no later than seven days prior to any proceeding.

Juror Reporting Instructions

Security - Courthouse Notice
Please note, the following items will be prohibited from coming into the courthouse:
Firearms Aerosol cans
Knives of any type Tools
Handcuffs/handcuff keys Tape measures
Scissors Clay and/or putty material
Razors Glass perfume bottles over 4 oz
Box cutters Chains
Knitting Needles  
Pepper spray Oversized belt buckles

Term of Service
Unless excused by the court, your presence may be required for more than one day. If selected as a juror, you will only be asked to serve on one trial. A person who has reported as a prospective juror is exempt from jury service for one year from the last day of service.
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