Jury Information Hotline
Call (972) 204-6601 after 5 p.m. on the last working date prior to your scheduled appearance for recorded instructions.
- No electronic devices (cellphone etc.)
- Appropriate attire is required. (no shorts, tank tops, etc.)
- The law provides that the court may not excuse any juror for economic reasons unless all parties of record are present and approve such excuse. The court adheres to a very strict excuse policy.
- All persons entering the building are subject to metal detection screening and search.
- To file a disqualification or exemption, complete the juror information and sworn affidavit form.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be a citizen of this state and a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror; (Claiming this exemption may disqualify you to vote).
- Be qualified under the constitution and laws in the county in which you are to serve as a juror (Note: You do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified.
- Be of sound mind and good moral character.
- Be able to read and write the English language.
- Not have served as a juror for 6 days during the preceding 3 months in the county court or during the preceding 6 months in the district court.
- Not have been convicted of a felony, and, not be under indictment or other legal accusation of a misdemeanor theft or any felony; and;
- Has not been convicted of theft. (Includes a check for which you have paid a court ordered fine.)
- You are over 70 years of age;
- You have legal custody of a child or children younger than 12 years of age and service on the jury would require leaving the child or children without adequate supervision;(If you are employed outside the home this would not apply.)
- You are a student at a public or private high school;
- You are enrolled and in actual attendance an institution of higher education;
- You are an officer or an employee of the senate; the house of representatives, or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state government;
- You are the primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid unable to care for himself/herself (This exemption does not apply to health care workers);
- You are a member of the United States military forces serving on active duty and deployed to a location away from your home station and out of your county of residence.
Q. How was I selected?
A. You were selected at random from a list of voter registrations and a list of driver registrations from the county in which you live.
Q. What are the different types of cases?
A. Criminal and Civil
Q. Will I be paid for being a juror?
A. Yes. You will be paid a minimum of $6 for the first day if you are not chosen on a jury. You will be paid $40 for each additional day you served as a juror.
Q. Must my employer pay me while I am on jury duty?
A. Your employer is not required to pay you while on jury duty: however, employers are prohibited by law from firing an employee for serving as a juror.
Q. What if I have a special need or emergency?
A. After you have been selected as a juror on a trial panel, if you have a special need or an emergency, tell the bailiff.
Q. Where do I park?
A. You can park in any legal parking space.