Felony and Misdemeanor
Felony cases are crimes of a more serious nature, punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year. There are 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree felonies with different penalties for each degree.
Misdemeanor cases are lower than felonies and are punishable by fine, penalty, forfeiture or imprisonment not in a state penitentiary for less than one year. Misdemeanors are also categorized as 1st or 2nd degree.
County or municipal ordinances are rules established by counties or municipalities that apply only to them. They are the equivalent of municipal or county statutes passed by the governing body regarding matters that are not already covered by federal or state law. Ordinances generally govern zoning, building and safety matters of the municipality.
Felony, misdemeanor, criminal traffic, and county ordinance case files are available for public viewing unless the case has been sealed, expunged, or confidential by law. A court file that has been sealed requires a court order to unseal the file prior to viewing its contents.
Copies of documents in criminal court files can be purchased for a fee of $1 per
page. If the requested copy is to be certified an additional $2 will be charged
for the certification, unless copying of document is prohibited by law.
Criminal Records Information System
You may call the Clerk’s Criminal Records Information System to obtain information regarding court dates or fine amounts for felony, misdemeanor or criminal traffic cases cases by dialing (352) 521-4236 in Dade City or (727) 815-7027 in New Port Richey. By calling one of these numbers you will be advised of upcoming court dates and monies due. You will need to know the following information as it relates to your case:
- Case Number(s)
- SPN (System Person Number) referred to as 'spin'
- Case Type (felony, misdemeanor or criminal traffic)
- Branch location, which designates which side of the county, your case is assigned to ES or WS
Victim's RightsIf you have been a victim of a crime, click the following link to obtain information on your rights as a victim. Victim's Rights
Fees and Costs
|Copies of Court Documents||$1 per page|
|Certification of Copies||$2.00 per document|
|Assisted Record Searches||$2.00
per name per year
|Computer Record Searches||Free|
|Issuing subpoena (sign and seal only)||$ 2.00|
|Prepare and issue subpoena for a witness
(includes signing and sealing)
|Restitution payments (per payment)||$ 3.50|
|Sealing any court file or expungement of any record||$42.00|
Information for Sealing or Expunging a RecordThe Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller is providing this following information to assist navigation through the process of requesting a criminal history record be sealed or expunged. If you have any questions about the laws and rules, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an attorney. If you do not have an attorney, you may contact the West Pasco County Bar Association lawyer referral services.
Information for Sealing or Expunging a Record
Clemency and Restoration of Civil RightsFor more information on Clemency and the restoration of your civil rights, please visit the Florida Parole Commission's web site or call toll free at 1-800-488-2952.
Department Contact Information
|DADE CITY||NEW PORT RICHEY|
|Paula S. O'Neil
Clerk & Comptroller
38053 Live Oak Avenue
Dade City, FL 33523-3894
(352) 523-2411 Ext. 2200
|Paula S. O'Neil
Clerk & Comptroller
P.O. Box 338
New Port Richey, FL 34656-0338
7530 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 847-2411 Ext. 2200