The Judicial Services Division is responsible for providing a variety of services which are statutorily mandated. The Civil Section and the Courthouse Security Section are located in the county’s main courthouse while the Transport and Duty Office are located in Lecanto.
The Civil Section carries out the sheriff's statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. The Civil Section provides quality customer service in the processing and execution of civil process. These documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and/or private attorneys in Florida and throughout the United States. For more information on the documents we serve and the associated fees please see below.
Florida State Statute requires the Sheriff’s Office to serve all enforceable civil process listed here with fees.
Non-enforceable process service will be handled by a private process server. A list of the process servers can be found here.
The Courthouse Security Section is responsible for the safety and security of the judges, all courthouse staff and visitors to the Judicial Center. They also maintain building security as well as inmate security when inmates have entered the building for court. Non-sworn volunteer bailiffs are utilized throughout the courthouse and are always welcome. Click here to learn about our volunteer opportunities at the courthouse.
The Transport Section is tasked with transporting inmates from other jurisdictions (including other states) back to our county to answer to any criminal charges that have originated in our county. This section also handles any extraditions from other states to Citrus County. Unfortunately due to security reasons the Transport Section cannot tell you when or if an inmate will be brought back to Citrus County but all persons transported to this county are arrested and you can view our arrest records by clicking here.
The Duty Office Section is located at the privately run county jail in Lecanto and has deputies present that process all persons arrested in Citrus County. Anyone taken into law enforcement custody (whether it’s by the Sheriff’s Office or the FBI - any agency making an arrest in our county) must be fingerprinted, photographed, and have DNA collected by a Duty Office Deputy prior to incarceration. Also included in the Duty Office’s responsibilities are the collection of cash or surety bonds for inmate release, the housing and maintenance of all warrants, writs, and injunctions for protection, and Sex Offender/Felon Registrations. The Sheriff’s Office does not release warrant or bond information via telephone, please visit our office in person at 2650 W. Woodland Ridge Drive, Lecanto, FL for assistance.
The GPS Section monitors non-violent offenders sentenced to wear an ankle tracking device equipped with GPS so their movements may be traced prior to their trial dates. The decision to provide an offender with such a device is at the discretion of a judge and does incur a daily cost that is lower than the actual cost of incarceration per day. If you are an offender and are experiencing issues with your device please review your documents for the proper notification procedure or call the GPS Deputy at (352) 746-3128.