The Pasco Sheriff’s Office uses the website portal GovQA (see Submit Records Request link above) for the processing of its public records requests by citizens, attorneys, businesses, organizations and government agencies. The use of GovQA allows for a uniform, quick, secure and reliable format to request public records, communicate with our Records personnel, follow the progress of your request, and pay for any fees that may be involved, all in one place.
You must create an account to make your request, and in keeping with the requirements of the Florida public records law, you can remain anonymous if you choose.
Please read the important information and requirements below BEFORE making any public records requests. This will ensure that we are the agency that maintains the records, and you have submitted any required forms or identification that is required for the records that you are looking for. Any such forms can be submitted via the GovQA portal.
Please note: Records on 911 calls are maintained by Pasco County Emergency Communications, not the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. To request those records, you can link directly to the Pasco County 911 Records Request Form here: https://form.jotform.com/200755827753058
The link for more information on 911 records and to download the 911 record request form: https://www.pascocountyfl.net/2113/Department-of-Emergency-Services-911
Important information BEFORE requesting public records from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office:
Although we strongly suggest that you submit your public records request via the GovQA portal, you can make a public records request in person at our office in New Port Richey (see address below) or by contacting this office by phone, fax, email, or regular mail.
There MAY be a cost involved for the time it takes to search, collect, and review your request, and redact information that is exempt or confidential pursuant to Florida Statutes. You will be provided a good-faith estimate of any costs prior to review. Once payment is received, we will begin our review of your requested documents. The final bill may be higher or lower, depending on the actual costs to respond to your request. Records will only be released upon full payment, if costs are involved.
Florida government agencies are NOT required to create records in response to a request or answer questions about the content of a public record. Additional information about Florida’s public record law and exemptions may be found in Florida Statutes.
In order to ensure there is no delay in the processing of your request, the PSO Public Records Department needs the agency case number OR the full name of the person involved, their date of birth, and the location, date, time and type of incident. Missing information or a delay in providing requested information may result in a delay in response.
Victims: If you are a victim, the parent or legal guardian, or legal next-of-kin of a victim of crime, you MUST complete and provide the Marsy's Law form to receive an unredacted report or the victim’s name and any identifying information about the victim will be redacted from the report. This form can be downloaded here.
Traffic accident reports: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) handles the majority of traffic accident investigations in Pasco County. If you were involved in a traffic accident/crash and FHP responded, you should contact FHP at 352-797-5738. If Pasco Sheriff's Office deputies responded, please provide the date, time, and location of the accident in order to determine whether a PSO report was generated. Download the Sworn Statement for Traffic Crash Information.“Motor vehicle crash reports are confidential for a period of 60 days after the report is filed. However, if you are an eligible party to receive a copy per F.S. 316.066(2)(b) you must complete this form and have notarized.”
Warrants: For information on active warrants, please visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website here.
Active/Pending Investigations: If a report or record is still an active or pending investigation, only a partial record may be sent until the investigation is complete, in accordance with public records laws.
CAD/Radio Transmission Calls: When requesting Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Calls or radio transmission records, PSO needs the date, time, location, phone number and type of incident in order to research the request.
Background Checks: Background checks are local for Pasco County ONLY. Please submit name, date of birth, and social security number. The background form and social security release form can be downloaded here.
Juvenile records: Some juvenile records may only be released to certain designated entities and persons, as outlined in Florida Statute 943.053 and 985.04. A parent of a juvenile must send a copy of their picture I.D. If the requestor is the juvenile’s guardian, they must send court documents demonstrating they are the guardian.
For juvenile background checks or records maintained by the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, please visit that agency’s website at: http://www.djj.state.fl.us/services/support/office-of-the-general-counsel/public-records-request
Criminal Discovery(No Fee/No Redactions): Attorneys requesting information pursuant to the Criminal Discovery process should notate their request is for criminal discovery, and include the following in their request to avoid delay: the Answer to Demand for the requested case received from the State Attorney’s Office and Notice of Appearance entered in the case. In the event this information is not received and the request is not notated as a criminal discovery request, the request will be considered a public records request subject to Florida Statute 119.071 and the requested records will be reviewed for redactions and a fee may apply.
Questions about the public records process can be directed to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Records section, please contact:
Pasco Sheriff’s Office’s
Public Records Department
DO NOT SEND PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS TO THIS EMAIL
Address: 8700 Citizens Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the FBI collects the total number of murders, forcible sex crimes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies/thefts, motor vehicle thefts and arsons from law enforcement agencies nationwide. Crime volume and crime rate is based upon the first seven offenses, known collectively as “index crimes” (arson is not an index crime but is collected simultaneously).
Under UCR, only the highest-ranking offense is reported for each incident involving multiple crimes. Clearances refer to crimes solved either by arrest or certain other actions.
Many factors influence crime rates and increases or decreases, including community demographics, commercial or residential development, population changes, and even environmental and seasonal factors. Therefore, care should be taken in comparing different agencies, jurisdictions or subsequent years.
Also note that the Sheriff’s Office reports criminal offenses and arrests occurring within the county, but outside the limits of incorporated cities. Police departments are responsible for reporting arrests and crimes occurring within city limits. The data in the above chart represents unincorporated Pasco County.
More information regarding UCR can be found at the FDLE website: FDLE
If your incident is related to a Traffic Crash or Tax Fraud, it may not be reported through this system. Please see below for the correct agency contact information.
To file a non-emergency online report, please answer the following questions:
You cannot use this form to report your incident. To report your incident, please contact: Pasco County Public Safety Communication at 727-847-8102.
You cannot use this form to report an emergency. Please call: 911.
You may start the online reporting process by clicking "I Agree" below after reviewing the remaining information.
If your answers meet the accepted criteria, you are ready to file your report online. (Your online report will be rejected if the above criteria are not met). Please turn off any pop-up blocking software before filing the report.
Upon completion of this report process, you will:
You may need to add "pascosheriff.org" to your contact list to ensure any notifications are not rejected by your email provider as "spam" or junk email.
Tax Fraud, contact:
Internet Crime Complaint Center link: http://www.ic3.gov.
(The Sheriff’s Office does not have jurisdiction over the investigation of federal tax fraud. Any investigation will be conducted at the discretion of the IRS.)
Traffic Crash related, contact:
Florida Highway Patrol
Pursuant to Florida Statute 837.05
** IT IS A CRIME TO FILE A FALSE POLICE REPORT **
Any intentional filing of a false report through this website may result in criminal prosecution.
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