Pasco County Jail – New Port Richey, FL

Pasco County Jail is in Pasco County, Florida and is the jail for that region. Looking for someone locked up in Pasco County Jail? This guide tells you about everything you might want to know about Pasco County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Pasco County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

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Pasco County Jail
8700 Citizen Dr.
New Port Richey, FL 34654

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Pasco County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Pasco County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another jail you can check our guide to other Florida jails: Florida County Jails


A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Pasco County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Pasco County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.

Usually, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.


Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Pasco County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that could help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Pasco County Jail:

Pasco County Jail
8700 Citizen Dr.
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Here is how you should address the letter:

Pasco County Jail
8700 Citizen Dr.
New Port Richey, FL 34654

The Pasco County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so you should review the the Pasco County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the Pasco County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.


Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.


The Pasco County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.


A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to have a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.


When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to visit the Pasco County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Pasco County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Pasco County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Pasco County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pasco County,the Pasco County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:

    Pasco County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Pasco County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Pasco County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Pasco County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to people in jail could change, so be sure to check the site when send money to someone in jail there.


    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.


    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.


    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.

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    Types of Jobs at Pasco County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pasco County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

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    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.

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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

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    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs

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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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