Jury Service

Municipal Court Jury Service

The United States Constitution and the Texas Constitution guarantee all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or economic status, the right to trial by an impartial jury. Justice ultimately depends to a large measure upon the quality of the jurors who serve in our courts.

When you are called for jury duty, you will receive a juror summons in the mail.

You can read more information about jury service in the Texas Uniform Jury Handbook.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a citizen of the United States and of this state
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside in the county of your jury service
  • Be able to read and write
  • Be of sound mind
  • Be a city resident

Disqualification Criteria

  • You have been convicted of a felony or of any type of theft (unless rights have been restored)
  • You are now on probation or deferred adjudication for a felony or for any type of theft
  • You are now under indictment for a felony or are now under criminal charges for any type of theft

When You Can Be Excused

  • When you are 70 years of age
  • You have legal custody of a child 12 years or younger and jury service would require leaving the child without adequate supervision
  • You are a student in class
  • You are the primary caretaker of a person who is unable to care for him or herself
  • You are a member of the United States military forces on active duty and deployed to a location away from home station and out of the country of residence