Juvenile

The Juvenile department handles all cases heard on behalf of or against a minor who falls under the statutory age limit of 18 years. Juvenile cases are categorized as follows:

Dependency cases involve all matters relating to juveniles who have been abandoned, abused or neglected by those who are responsible for their care, or who are persistent runaways, habitually truant or ungovernable.

Delinquency cases are those involving minors who have committed a violation of the law, which if committed by an adult, would be a crime.

**PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 39.0132 AND 985.04.
ALL JUVENILE RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL**

Because of the confidential nature of these proceedings only selective information will be given out over the phone. You must appear in person with proper identification and be one of the following: the child, the parent of the child if parental rights are still intact, the attorney of record for the parent and/or child, or the guardian or legal custodian.



Department Contact Information

DADE CITY NEW PORT RICHEY
Paula S. O'Neil
Clerk and Comptroller
Juvenile Department
38053 Live Oak Avenue
Suite 210
Dade City, FL 33523-3894
(352) 521-4497
8:30am-5:00pm
Monday-Friday




Directions
Paula S. O'Neil
Clerk and Comptroller
Juvenile Department
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 338
New Port Richey, FL 34656-0338
Physical Location:
7530 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Suite 106
(727) 847-2411 Ext. 8706
8:30am-5:00pm
Monday-Friday
Directions

Juvenile Fees and Costs

Court Costs and Restitution

Payments are made through the Juvenile Department. The restitution order will indicate the amount of restitution due and the fees imposed. Payments are accepted through the mail or in person. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Paula S. O'Neil, Clerk & Comptroller and should include the juvenile's name and the complete case number. All payments must be remitted in US currency and out-of-state personal checks will not be accepted.
Juvenile Fees and Costs

(Authority FL Statutes Chapters 39.11 (g) and 28.24)

**ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO LEGISLATIVE CHANGES**
All payments for fees and costs must be remitted in US currency.

Fees
Application Fee for determination of indigency in dependency or delinquency cases for appointment of a Public Defender (whether granted or not)       $ 50.00
Petitions for Dependency (unless exempt by statute)       $300.00
Issuing subpoena (sign and seal only)       $  2.00
Prepare and issue subpoena for a witness (includes signing and sealing)       $  7.00
Restitution payments (per payment)       $  3.50
Sealing any court file or expungement of any record       $42.00