Instructions

See for A. New Applicants and B. Renewals

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STATE OF FLORIDA 

PASCO COUNTY

The 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’sOffice or the Public Defender’s Office
  • 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 government entity

The law allows for appointed private process servers to serve non-enforceable civil summons or subpoenas.  This fiscally prudent measure wil allow the Sheriff to utilize staff for responsibilities required by law.

A list of appointed process servers can be found at the Pasco Clerk and Comptroller’s Office or on their website – http://www.pascoclerk.com/public-courts-svcs-info.asp

Any further questions can be directed to Sergeant Cheryl Yunker of the Court Process Section at 727-844-7739.

A. INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW PROCESS SERVERS

1. Take the fingerprint card included in the application packet to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, (or any other law enforcement agency) during scheduled hours of fingerprinting. Some agencies may charge a fingerprint fee.  Mail the completed fingerprint card and check in the amount of $24.00, payable to “FDLE”, to:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement,
User Services Bureau/Criminal History Services,
PO Box 1489,
Tallahassee, FL 32302

2. Complete the application, including “Statement of Policy and Certificate of Good Conduct of Special Process Servers” and “Acknowledgment and Verification”.

3. Provide three letters of recommendation (one must be from a member of the Florida Bar), all addressed to the Pasco Sheriff

4. 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 (call your  insurance company).

5. Include a check in the amount of $250.00 made payable to: “Pasco Sheriff”

6. Complete an approved Civil Process Course with a passing score of 85% or better. A list of approved   courses can be obtained from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Court Process Section (727-847-5878).

7. Please bring or mail all of the following items to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Court Process Section,  8700 Citizen Drive, New Port Richey, FL  34654:

  • Completed application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • $5,000 bond
  • $250.00 check made payable to the “Pasco Sheriff”

Click here for downloadable application form.

8. Once the criminal history investigation has been completed and the Pasco Sheriff has approved or denied your application, you will be contacted by Court Process Section to inform you of the status of your application. If approved, an identification card will be prepared and the oath of office will be administered.

B. INSTRUCTIONS FOR RENEWAL APPLICATION

1. Take the fingerprint card included in the application packet to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, (or any other law enforcement agency) during scheduled hours of fingerprinting. Some agencies may charge a fingerprint fee.  Mail the completed fingerprint card and check in the amount of $24.00, payable to “FDLE”, to:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
User Services Bureau / Criminal History Services
PO Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302

2. Complete the application, including “Statement of Policy and Certificate of Good Conduct of Special Process Servers” and “Acknowledgment and Verification”.

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 (call your  insurance company).

4. Include a check in the amount of $200.00 made payable to: “Pasco Sheriff”

5. Complete an approved Civil Process Refresher Course with a passing score of 85% or better. A list of approved   courses can be obtained from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Court Process Section (727-847-5878).

6. Please bring or mail all of the following items to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Court Process Section,  8700 Citizen Drive, New Port Richey, FL  34654:

  • Completed renewal application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • $5,000 bond
  • $200.00 check made payable to the “Pasco Sheriff”

Click here for downloadable application form.

7. Once the criminal history investigation has been completed and the Pasco Sheriff has approved or denied your application, you will be contacted by Court Process Section to inform you of the status of your application. If approved, an identification card will be prepared and the oath of office will be administered.