Clay County Clerk
of the Circuit Court

Jury Duty Qualifications

Jury duty clerk behind glass windowJury Duty Summons Update

You will be expected to report for jury duty on the date shown on your summons. If you believe that you do not qualify because of one of the reasons below, you may return the juror excusal form to our Jury Clerk.

Exemptions from Reporting for Jury Duty

  • You have served as a juror in Clay County within the past 12 months
  • You have been convicted of a felony and have not had your civil rights restored

Judge and witness in courtroom

The Clerk’s Office can excuse you from jury duty for one of the following reasons:

  • You are 70 years of age or older
  • You are an expectant mother or a parent that is not employed full-time and has custody of a child under six years of age
  • You are a law enforcement officer or investigator
  • You are responsible for the care of someone mentally or physically unable to care for themselves
  • A person may be excused from jury service upon a showing of hardship, extreme inconvenience, or public necessity
  • You are not a citizen of Clay County
  • You are not a citizen of the United States