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Jury Duty


  • Court cases often settle between the time summons are mailed and jurors are scheduled to report.  Therefore, you must call 1-800-568-6826 anytime during the day before you are to report, even if this is a Sunday or Holiday, to be informed by a recorded message whether or not your service will be required.  IF YOU RECEIVE NO MESSAGE or the telephone recording is not in operation, please report for jury duty as directed by your printed summons.
  • Length of Service
    Your first day of service is normally limited to jury selection. All juries for trial scheduled during the week are selected on the first day of service, and you will be instructed when to return for trial.
  • Attire
    The dress code for court is general business attire. Casual attire is acceptable. However, you should not wear tank tops, shorts, or flip-flops.
  • American Disabilities Act (ADA)
    If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk’s Office (904) 966-6280 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this jury summons; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
  • Excusals
    You must complete the Juror Excusal Form on section 2 of your jury summons, if you qualify for the excuses listed under the OPTIONAL OR MANDATORY. Otherwise, complete the section “I REQUEST TO BE EXCUSED BECAUSE:” 

Your completed excusal form may be submitted as follows:

  • In-person: Clerk’s Office, 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, FL 32091
  • S. postal mail: P.O. Drawer B, Starke, FL 32091
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: (904) 964-4454

If you need additional information, please contact our office.

  • Payment for Jury Service
    If you will receive regular pay from your employer during jury service, you are not entitled to compensation for the first three days of jury service. If you will not receive regular pay, you are entitled to receive $15 per day for the first three days of service. All jurors will receive $30 on the fourth day and each day thereafter. If employed, check with your employer to see if you are paid your regular wages during service and mark you summons accordingly.
  • Parking
    Juror parking is provided in the parking lot surrounding the Bradford County courthouse.