Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller

Tara S. Green

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Jury Duty

The Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office considers it an honor to coordinate our court system’s jury duty services. Assisting citizens with the process is a top priority and important to the success of our judicial system as a whole.   Our Jurymark website provides jurors with information regarding the selection process, payment for service, courthouse security as well as other helpful information.  Jurors can also update their contact information, request an excusal and confirm service by visiting our juror webpage.

Although the 4th Judicial Circuit remains in Phase 2, modifications have been ordered by Chief Judge Mark Mahon as follows:

  • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL JURY TRIALS ARE SUSPENDED.
  • ANY JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 22nd, 2021, OR AFTER MAY REMAIN SCHEDULED, PENDING FURTHER NOTICE.

Please Note: All jurors summoned for Friday, January 8, 2021 and Friday, January 15, 2021 have been excused from service.

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Clerks located in our courthouse coordinate jury summons, jury orientation and answer many questions about jury duty.

Additional Clay County Juror Information

Clay County Courthouse COVID Guidelines

Our offices are equipped with hand sanitizer stations for customers and staff, as well as 6-foot spacing guides on the floor to keep people at CDC recommended distances.  Protective shields have been installed in all customer service areas, along with social distancing reminder signs.  Our deputy clerks and facility maintenance staff are routinely sanitizing their workstations and public areas for everyone’s safety.

In addition, per Supreme Court Administrative Order and the 4th Judicial Circuit Operation Plan, those seeking entry into the Clay County Courthouse are required to wear a protective face mask in public areas and pass a temperature check at the time of entry into the building.  We encourage you to wear your own protective mask, but if you do not have one, one will be provided to you upon entry.  You must also pass the health screen questions prior to entry to the Courthouse.

All adult citizens who are residents of Clay County and possess a Florida driver’s license or other qualifying identification are subject to summons for jury duty.

When reporting for jury duty, you may park in any available public lot, including the parking lot at the south end of the courthouse.  Public parking is also available at the corner of Palmetto Avenue and Houston Street.

Check-in is located in the Jury Assembly Room, Fourth Floor, Courtroom 9, of the Clay County Courthouse. Please bring an acceptable form of identification such as a Florida Driver’s License, Florida Identification Card or a passport.  You may wish to bring reading or writing material as delays may occur during jury assignment and selection.  Jury service lasts for one day or, if you are selected for a jury, for the length of the trial.

Please dress appropriately. Casual clothes such as jeans, shorts or t-shirts are not appropriate.  For men, dress slacks, khakis, coat and tie, or collared shirts are appropriate.  For women, dresses, dress slacks or pants suits are appropriate.  Any military uniform or other uniform(s) are appropriate.  Electronic devices will be removed from all members of a jury panel before jury deliberations begin.   The presiding judge may also request they be removed at other stages of the trial.

Questions regarding jury duty can be answered by Clerk’s Office personnel. Please call (904)278-3692 or email us at jury@clayclerk.com.  You may also visit our juror webpage for additional information.  

 

Disability Accommodations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with disabilities who need any accommodation to participate in this proceeding are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (904) 255-1695 or crtintrp@coj.net at least seven (7) days before your scheduled appearance. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711.

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Court room
Picture of the chairs that are inside the Jury Box