Exemptions to Jury Duty

Any juror lawfully notified who without reasonable excuse fails to be in attendance at the court in obedience to such notice, or who files a false claim of exemption from jury service, can be held in contempt, and may be fined up to $100 and/or face up to 3 days confinement in the County Jail. 

If you have an exemption and wish to claim it, fill out the information on the Jury Exemption Statement part of your jury summons. Sign your name and date, and return it to the Municipal Court Jury Room prior to the date you are summoned to report for jury service. 

You may also mail the form using first class mail. If mailing the form, place the completed Jury Exemption statement in a standard size envelope and affix first class postage. Write the following address on the envelope face: 

Municipal Court
P.O. Box 2000
Lubbock, TX 79457-0001
(806) 775-2462

You are entitled to claim an exemption if you:
  • Have served as a trial juror in the county during the preceding 24-month period.
  • Parent with legal custody of child or children under fifteen (15) years old and jury service requires leaving the child without adequate supervision.
  • Person over seventy (70) years of age.
  • Student of public or private secondary school (high school).
  • Person who is enrolled and in actual attendance at an institution of higher education (college, university, community college, etc.).
  • Person who is an officer or employee of the Texas Senate, House of Representatives, or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state government.
  • Person is the primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid unable to care for himself/herself.
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