Court & Detention Services


About Jury Duty:


Welcome to the City of Dallas Municipal Court. We are located at 2014 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201. If you received a postcard for jury summons or if you are looking for the Dallas County Court or Federal Court, you are on the wrong webpage. The City of Dallas Municipal Court summons will be in letter form. 

 

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.

 

As a juror, you must be fair and impartial. Your actions and decisions must be free of any bias or prejudice. Your actions and decisions are the foundation of our judicial system.

 

We hope that you will find the opportunity to serve to be a pleasant and rewarding experience. Your service as a juror is appreciated.

 

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.

 

For service on the petit jury in the Municipal Court of the City of Dallas. Jurors must enter at 2014 Main St. (front of the building) A wheelchair accessible entrance is also located at 2014 Main St.


Jury Handbook:

 

Jury handbook: (Click Here-English) (Haga clic aqui-Espanol)

 

(This handbook was developed by the State Bar of Texas with a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. This version was reprinted by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center with grant funds from the Court of Criminal Appeals.) 


Notices:

  • Failure to appear for jury service may result in a $100 fine for contempt (Article 45.027 of the Code of Criminal Procedure). 

  • If you fail to attend court in obedience to the notice without reasonable excuse or file a false claim of exemption, you can be fined not less than $100 or more than $500 (Section 62.111 of the Government Code). 

  • If you do not comply with the summons or knowingly provide false information in a request for an exemption to be excused from jury service, you are subject to a contempt action punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $1,000 (Section 62.0141 of the Government Code). 

  • If you claim to be disqualified based on a lack of citizenship, you will no longer be eligible to vote if you fail to provide proof of citizenship. If you claim a disqualification or exemption based on lack of residence in this county, you may no longer be eligible to vote in this county (Sections 62.113 and 62.114 of the Government Code).