As Florida's third largest trial court, the Sixth Judicial Circuit is recognized as one of the most efficient trial courts in the nation. The circuit is also recognized nationally for its automation leadership in support of court operations.
Sixty-nine judges – 45 at the circuit level and 24 in county courts – hear cases in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. The Sixth Circuit is comprised of Pasco and Pinellas Counties and is located on the Central West Coast of Florida.
Of the two counties, Pasco is geographically larger, but smaller in population. In 2010 Pasco County’s resident population is expected to reach 437,500. Twelve circuit judges and seven county court judges preside over cases in two judicial facilities, in New Port Richey and Dade City.
Pinellas County's projected resident in population in 2010 is 929,300. Thirty-three circuit court judges and seventeen county court judges preside over cases in five court facilities in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, the largest cities in the circuit.
The State Attorney's Office is located on 49th Street in Clearwater.