Jury Services

COVID-19 SUSPENSION OF JURY PROCEEDINGS AND JURY TRIALS
(Update: 6/16/2020)

The Florida Supreme Court has extended the temporary suspension of grand jury proceedings and jury selection through July 26. If you recently received a jury summons, you do NOT need to report for service and your jury duty is considered fulfilled for one year.


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 where 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

Jury summonses are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. 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. 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 the report date and time information, below the juror ID and group number. View an example juror summons: example juror summons (JPG).

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, Extension 4454
  • New Port Richey: (727) 847-8044 or (800) 368-2411, Extension 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