Citizens Academy

Would you like to know more about how the County's budget is developed, how the County is structured, or the basic functions of Pasco County's Constitutional Officers and administrative departments? Pasco County is now offering its Citizens Academy twice a year! Once in the fall and once in the spring, to provide citizens with better options to be able to learn more about their county government.

How to Apply

Applications can be completed via our online form. Class size is limited to approximately 25 participants. As part of your application, a background check is required, as well as a copy of your state identification or driver's license. A fillable version of the Sheriff's Office background check form is available via the below link. 

Please submit all documents to our office via this secure upload link. Upon receiving the form and ID, our office will confirm receipt, and send the request for background check to the Sheriff's Office for processing.

View the Pasco Sheriff's Office Background Check Form (PDF). If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact County Administration at 727-847-8115.

What Is the Pasco County Citizens Academy?

Pasco County Citizens Academy is an interactive program that focuses on educating citizens about the County's governmental operations. Elected officials, state agency partners and department directors, as well as other county staff will host unique and informative sessions designed to give citizens hands-on experience in county government operations. Join other citizens who help keep our community strong by actively participating in County affairs.

The Citizens Academy is a series of professionally led workshop sessions designed to familiarize citizens with Pasco County government and the services it provides. It is an educational experience that will give participants insight into the county's governmental process through a three-step process to:

  • Improve citizens' understanding of local government.
  • Increase citizens' knowledge of their role in government.
  • Develop a pool of well-informed individuals to act as ambassadors, serve on advisory boards, and volunteer.

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Academy Guides & Info
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