Jury Services

COVID-19 Jury update

Updated 5/13/2021: Health screenings for COVID-19 at the entranceways of the courthouses in the Sixth Judicial Circuit have been ended. Nor are courthouse visitors be required to wear a mask. These are the highlights of four administrative orders issued May 6 by Chief Justice Charles Canady loosening some, but not all, restrictions put into place as a result of the pandemic.

Precautions still standing include social distancing and masks for each Jury Pool Room, as well as inside courtrooms during in-person proceedings. However, in the lobbies and hallways outside the Jury Pool Rooms and courtrooms, social distancing and masks are no longer required.

Social distancing and masking in the prescribed areas will remain in place as long as the Sixth Judicial Circuit remains in Phase 2 of its Steps to Safe Courts reopening plan.

Updated 2/9/2021: The temporary suspension of jury trials in Pasco County has been lifted by Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino. Jury summons will begin being mailed Feb. 19 for jury trials resuming March 15. Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-23, Amendment 6, creates excusal and postponement options to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. To review excusal and postponement options, proceed to the section below labeled "Postponement or Excusal."

To ensure the well-being of all jurors reporting for jury service (updated 5/13/2021):

  • Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for everyone during an in-person court proceeding, including jury service, with no exceptions. Any person may voluntarily choose to wear a face mask in a courthouse when not attending an in-person court proceeding.
  • The Jury Assembly Room and courtrooms are configured to maintain social distancing.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the building; frequently touched surfaces are sanitized regularly.

JURY PROCEEDINGS AND JURY TRIAL

You have been chosen, by random selection, from a list of persons holding a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for the honor and privilege of jury service. Your appearance is critical, the right to trial by jury is one of the principles guaranteed by the Constitution and is a crucial part of our justice system. The Clerk & Comptroller’s Office thanks you for your jury service, and we hope your experience will be interesting and positive.

Jury trials are held in Dade City and New Port Richey. The specific location you are to report is provided on your jury summons. If you fail to report for jury service and have not obtained an excusal, the Court may impose a fine and hold you in contempt of court.

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Important Notice – Scam Alert!

Jury summonses are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. The Clerk & Comptroller’s Office never contacts by phone jurors who failed to appear. Additionally, law enforcement will not, and does not, demand payment, in lieu of arrest, due to failure to appear for jury service. Should you receive a phone call saying you have failed to report for jury service, and you are asked for personal information or payment, this is a potential scam. Read the public notice about the scheme (PDF).

  1. Reporting Instructions
  2. Compensation
  3. Attire
  4. Security
  5. Parking
  6. Electronic Devices
  7. Amenities
  8. Term of Service
  9. Postponement or Excusal
  10. Bus Service
  11. Restoration of Civil Rights

Reporting Instructions

You may obtain juror reporting instructions online. Instructions are available after 5 p.m. the evening before the reporting date located on your summons (including Sundays and holidays).

To hear a recorded message, call one of the following:

  • Dade City: (352) 521-4200 or (800) 253-7734
  • New Port Richey: (727) 847-8900 or (800) 253-7731

Have your juror sequence number ready before you call. This can be found in the section with your name and juror ID number. View an example juror summons: example juror summons (JPG).

If you prefer to receive text or email notifications regarding your jury service, be sure to include your phone number and/or email address when registering.

Further Assistance

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.

For assistance:

  • Dade City: (352) 521-4454 or (800) 368-2411, Ext. 4454
  • New Port Richey: (727) 847-8044 or (800) 368-2411, Ext. 8044

Persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call no later than seven days prior to any proceeding. Call one of the following numbers:

  • Pasco County Customer Service Center: (727) 847-2411
  • Pasco County Risk Management Office: (727) 847-8028