Pasco County Jury Service - Dade City

Amenities
The Robert D Sumner Courthouse in Dade City does not have an ATM or Cafeteria available. For your convenience, a refrigerator and microwave are available in the Jury Assembly Room. You may bring lunch and snacks when reporting for jury duty.

To make your stay with the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller as comfortable as possible, the Jury Assembly Room includes the following features :
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Informational Video
  • Telephone Service
  • Puzzles & Games
  • Coffee, Water or Tea
  • Vending Machines
  • Books & Magazines
  • Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Courteous and helpful Staff


Attire
Jurors should appear for jury service in a manner respectful of the court; everyday business attire is suggested and appreciated. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket for your comfort in the air-conditioned courtrooms. No shorts, culottes, undershirts, tank tops, etc. are acceptable. Any person not appropriately dressed may be held in contempt of court and may be sent home.

Electronic Devices:
Pursuant to Supreme Court of Florida Order No. SC12-764, electronic devices will be removed from all members of a jury panel before jury deliberations begin and as directed by the presiding judge, may be removed at other stages of a trial.

Bus Service
Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) will provide free bus service for all jurors during their term of service. To receive the free transportation service, jurors simply present their Jury Summons to the driver. The Jury Summons will only serve as a free bus pass on the first day of jury service. The Jury Manager will provide bus passes for jurors who are required to serve additional days. Please note this free bus service is only available for the length of your jury service. For a complete list of routes and schedules, please go to www.ridepcpt.com. You may contact PCPT by:

www.ridepcpt.com
Telephone   (727)834-3322 West Pasco
  (352)521-4587 East Pasco
  (813)235-6073 Central Pasco
E-mail   info@ridepcpt.com
In Person   8620 Galen Wilson Boulevard
  Port Richey, FL 34668

PCPT offices are open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST.

Compensation
Florida Statute establishes juror compensation. Regular employment includes full-time employment, part-time, temporary, and casual employment, as long as the employment hours of a juror can be reasonably determined by a schedule, or by custom and practice established during the 3-month period preceding the term of service as a juror.

Jurors who are employed and continue to receive regular wages while serving as a juror are not entitled to compensation by the State for the first three days of jury service.

Jurors not employed or who do not continue to receive regular wages during jury service are entitled to $15 per day. All jurors required to serve more than 3 days will be compensated at $30 per day beginning on the 4th day of jury service.

Contact and Directions
You may contact Jury Services at:

Dade City
Telephone: (352) 523-2411 Ext. 2200 or (800) 368-2411 ext. 2200
Location: 38053 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City, FL 33523-3894
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Map and Directions

Should you need juror reporting instructions, please goto the "Reporting Instructions" section below.


Important Notice
All potential jurors for Pasco County are contacted by U.S. mail. We do not contact you by phone and do not ask for Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or other personal information. Should you receive a phone call saying that you have failed to report for jury service and they ask for personal information, this is a potential identity theft scam.
Please DO NOT give out any personal information. You may contact this office for information. Public Notice - Fraudulant Jury Service Phone Calls.


Informational Brochure
For additional information concerning jury service, please read the on-line juror informational brochure titled "Juror Handbook". Juror Handbook (Flash Player) Juror Handbook (PDF)
Juror Excusal/Disqualification

Mandatory Exemptions
If one of the following exemptions apply, you may not serve on a jury in Pasco County:

  • Convicted of a felony, civil rights not restored
  • Non-Resident of Pasco County
  • Non-Resident of Florida
  • Not a U.S. Citizen
  • Served as a juror in Pasco County within the last twelve months
  • Under prosecution for any crime


Optional Exemptions
The following persons, upon written request, may be excused from jury service:

  • Expectant mother
  • Full-time law enforcement officer/investigative officer
  • Full-time student
  • Medical reasons (A doctor's statement is required)
  • A parent who is not employed full time and has custody of a child under six years of age
  • A person 70 years of age or older
  • Responsible for the care of someone with a physical or mental incapacity (A doctor's statement is required)
If you qualify for an exemption, submit the Juror Excusal Form online or follow the directions on your jury summons and return the completed form to the Jury Manager at the address listed on the summons. You will receive a reply ONLY if your request for postponement is denied. You may confirm whether you are required to report by checking the online Juror Reporting Instructions. See the "Reporting Instructions" section below. Juror Excusal Form


Jury Service Postponement
If you need to postpone or reschedule jury service, submit the Juror Postponement Form online or indicate in the space provided on the jury summons and return the completed form to the Jury Manager at the address listed on the summons. You will receive another summons approximately two weeks prior to the date you select. Jury Postponement Form


Parking
Parking for the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center is on the south side of the building facing Live Oak Avenue.

Reporting Instructions
You may obtain juror reporting instructions as follows:
  • Online by clicking on the link below. The instructions are available after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the reporting date located on your summons, or by
  • Listening to a recorded message. Please call (352) 521-4200 or (800) 253-7734 after 5:30 p.m. the day before you are to report (even if this day is a Sunday or holiday).
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. If you need assistance, please call (352) 521-4454 or (800) 368-4274 ext. 4454 by 5:00 p.m. on the previous business day before you are to report. Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call (352) 521-4274 ext. 8135 no later than seven days prior to any proceeding.
Jurors, click to find out if you have to report for jury service.
Security - Courthouse Notice
Please note, the following items will be prohibited from coming into the courthouse:
Firearms Aerosol cans
Knives of any type Tools
Handcuff/handcuff keys Tape measures
Scissors Clay and/or putty material
Razors Glass perfume bottles over 4 oz
Box cutters Chains
Pepper spray Oversized belt buckles

Orientation Video
For your convenience the Office of Paula S. O'Neil Clerk & Comptroller has provided an
informative ten (10) minute juror orientation video. You can watch this video by clicking on
the Play button.
Note: This video will also be shown during orientation.
Term of Service
If you are scheduled to report for jury service, it is possible your term of service will be for one full day only or if you are selected as a juror, for the completion of that trial. A person who has reported as a prospective juror is exempt from jury service for one year from the last day of service.
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