Court & Detention Services


​Court & Detention Services

​Jury Duty

Jurors will have either a 9 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. report time. If a jury panel is not needed and/or you were not chosen to serve on a jury panel, you will most likely be dismissed within a couple of hours. Jurors selected to be on a panel will be required to serve for the duration of a trial.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dress Code/Appropriate Attire for Jury Duty

I lost my jury summons. What can I do?

Where can I find parking or restaurants for lunch?

Do I get paid for jury duty?

Do you reimburse for parking?

How can I request to reschedule my jury duty?

I live in Dallas, but in Collin, Denton County. Do I still have to come to jury duty?

I thought I had jury duty with the City of Dallas, but was told I do not. Where do I have jury duty?
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Dress Code/Appropriate Attire for Jury Duty

All persons entering a courtroom shall be clean and dressed in a manner that shows dignity and respect for the court. Unacceptable attire includes: shorts; cut-offs; pants worn below the waistline; flip flop style shoes; t-shirts; muscle shirts; tube tops; halter tops; athletic/gymnasium attire; tank tops; caps; hats; drooping/saggy pants; clothing indicating gang affiliation or containing offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, or obscene language; and shirts that are not tucked in.

Males:slacks and collared shirts
Females:dresses, blouse with skirts, slacks, or pantsuits
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I lost my jury summons. What can I do?

Call 214-670-3485 and provide your name, date of birth, and address. The clerk will look up the date you are to appear and provide that information to you. When you show up for jury duty be sure to have a picture ID available. You will fill out a blank jury summons as record you showed up for jury duty.

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Where can I find parking or restaurants for lunch?

Below are maps of current parking and restaurant locations in the area:

Parking and Restaurant Map

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Do I get paid for jury duty?

The City of Dallas does not pay for jury duty. According to state law, it is up to the municipality's discretion whether or not to provide compensation.

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Do you reimburse for parking?

The City of Dallas does not pay for parking. An alternative to parking would be to take DART. Your summons will allow you to ride on DART for free to the courthouse. At juror check-in you will be given a free return pass for DART upon request. We are just a few blocks away from the DART light rail and bus route 35 and 283 stop at th​​e corners of the courthouse.

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How can I request to reschedule my jury duty?

Please write on the summons "please reschedule me", sign it and mail it back to the address: 2014 Main ST. Dallas, TX, 75201, room 381. Last minute cancellation requests should also follow this procedure.  Your name will most likely be randomly selected again anywhere from 3 months to 18 months after you send back your request. ​

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I live in Dallas, but in Collin, Denton County. Do I still have to come to jury duty?

Yes. If you reside in the city limits of Dallas, no matter which county you are in, you are required to show up for City of Dallas Petit Jury.

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I thought I had jury duty with the City of Dallas, but was told I do not. Where do I have jury duty?

You most likely have jury duty for Dallas County or Federal Court. Since the City of Dallas is a separate entity from county and federal government, we cannot determine if you need to show up for one of them. Below are numbers and websites for their jury duty services:

Dallas County – 214-653-3595            Federal Court214-753-2200