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

All persons entering a virtual or regular 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.

I lost my jury summons. What can I do?

Call 214-670-0109 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 the record you showed up for jury duty.

Do I get paid for jury duty?

Yes, qualifying jurors will receive a check via mail for $6 for their service.

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.

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 the City of Dallas Petit Jury.

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 the 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 Court – 214-753-2200

Individuals who come to the Dallas Municipal Court will not be arrested. We do not have arresting officers at our location. If you see uniformed personnel, they are either there as bailiffs or called to appear in court.