Pasco Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Unit carries out the Sheriff’s statutory responsibility for service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and attorneys in Florida, as well as throughout the United States. Additionally the Unit also enforces levies and conducts levy sales to aid in the collection of money judgments. Annually, the Civil Process Unit processes and serves more than 30,000 documents.
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:
The law allows for appointed private process servers to serve non-enforceable civil summons or subpoenas. This fiscally prudent measure allows the Sheriff to utilize staff for responsibilities required by law.
An up to date list of appointed process servers can be found on our Approved Special Process Servers page. If you would like more information on how to become a Special Process Server, visit the Special Process Server Application page.
For information about having your documents served, call the Civil Process Unit at (727) 815-7188 or (352) 518-5001. Our offices are located at West Operations Building, 7432 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 and 36409 County Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525. We are available Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. Our mailing address is 8661 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654
For service of process, at a minimum, you must provide the Civil Process Unit with the original process or certified copy with a copy for service for each individual, the best address available where the document is to be served, and postage paid envelope(s) to return all documents.
Personal checks are not accepted; only cashier’s checks, money orders, and business checks are accepted for payment of fees for the service of process. Fees for service of process are dictated by Florida Statute and are nonrefundable pursuant to Ch. 30.231, Florida Statutes.
A cost deposit is required prior to the levy or seizure of any property. The following amounts are minimum deposit requirements and additional monies may be required during the life of the case. Cost deposit checks are to be made out independent of all other fees.
A $250.00 minimum cost deposit, when required, for labor for removing personal property, furniture, etc.
A $100.00 minimum cost deposit for locksmith services.
The Sheriff shall be allowed actual expenses for levying, safekeeping, and sale of property under levy. Levy deposits are refundable before a levy is made or after a levy is completed and all outstanding costs and fees are paid.
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