Juror Information Qualifications & Exemptions

Qualifications for Jury Service

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must be a citizen of this State and a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror.
  • You must be qualified under the Constitution and laws to vote 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 to vote.)
  • You must be of sound mind and good moral character.
  • You must 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.
  • You must not have been convicted of theft or any felony.
  • You must not be under indictment or other legal accusation of a misdemeanor theft, felony theft or any other felony charge.
  • You must be a resident of the municipality for which the Court is established. (Government Code, Section 62.501 specific to Municipal Courts.)

Exemptions from Jury Service

  • You are over 70 years of age.
  • You have legal custody of a child younger than 12 years of age and serving on the jury requires leaving the child without adequate supervision.
  • You are a student of a public or private high school.
  • You are enrolled and attend college.
  • You are an officer or an employee of the Senate, House of Representatives, or a department, commission, board, office or other agency in the Legislative branch of the State government.
  • You are the primary caretaker of a person who is invalid and unable to care for themselves. (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.