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IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Jury Duty: Jury service has been suspended for all District, County and Justice of the Peace Courts through May 8th, 2020.

Please be aware that the Fort Bend County offices will remain open and are operational under normal business hours. County Judge KP George has signed a Declaration of Disaster. For updates about COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Emergency Preparedness site at FBCHealth.org

 Identity thieves have called and threatened persons for failing to report to jury service in various   counties to receive money. Thieves asked for confidential information and claimed to be with   County District Clerk's Offices. These scammers are threatening jurors in an attempt to   fraudulently receive money.DO NOT give them money or credit card information.

 The staff of the Fort Bend County District Clerk's office will NEVER call you and ask for your   Social Security number, credit card numbers or other sensitive information.

 DO NOT give out such information to anyone who calls you that claims to be with the District   Clerk's office. If you have any doubts about a caller, who claims to be from the Fort Bend County   District Clerk's office, please verify their identity before giving out information.

 

 PHYSICAL ADDRESS

 MAILING ADDRESS

 Fort Bend County Justice Center
 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle
 Richmond, TX 77469

 Jury Assembly Room 31004

 Fort Bend County District Clerk’s Office
 301 Jackson St. Room 101
 Richmond, TX 77469

If you have jury duty, please report to the location listed on your summons.

Jury personnel are off-site every Tuesday. Please leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible. 

Fort Bend County District Courts Do Postpone Jury Dates

For information to postpone your Jury Service, call:

  • 281-344-3993
  • 281-341-4523
  • 281-344-3988
  • 281-344-3900

Email: jurydept@fortbendcountytx.gov
Please provide us your juror badge number when responding by e-mail.

Fax: 281-238-3337

 REPORTING LOCATION                                                                MESSAGE LINE

 Fort Bend County Justice Center

 281-341-4506

 Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1

 832-471-2550

 Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

 281-403-8018

 Justice of the Peace Precinct 3

 281-238-3240

 Justice of the Peace Precinct 4

 281-238-3240

 

Fort Bend County Central Jury Plan [PDF] 

Juror's Rights and Responsibilities

Right to Reemployment
A private employer may not terminate the employment of a permanent employee because the employee serves as a juror. An employee whose employment is terminated in violation of this section is entitled to return to the same employment that the employee held when summoned for jury service if the employee, as soon as practical after release from jury service, gives the employer actual notice that the employee intends to return. (Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Section 122.001).

Failure to answer summons and Provisions of False Information
A person who fails to comply with this summons, or who knowingly provides false information in a request for an exemption or to be excused from jury service, is subject to a contempt action punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 (Government Code, Section 62.0141). Additionally, a person shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 if the person: (1) fails to attend court in obedience to this summons without reasonable excuse; or (2) files a false claim of exemption from jury service. (Government Code, Section 62.111).

Absent Juror Fined
A juror legally summoned, failing to attend without a reasonable excuse, may, by order of the court entered on the record, be fined not less than $100 or more than $500. (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 62.111, Article 19.16).

Proper Clothing Required
All persons entering the courtroom should be dressed in clothing reasonably befitting the dignity and solemnity of the court proceedings. Courtrooms remain at 72 degrees all year round.

Exempt or Disqualified
You do not need to appear in person if you are exempt or not qualified for jury service. To claim an exemption or report your disqualification you must complete the form, sign it and mail to the District Clerk’s Office Attn: Jury Department, 301 Jackson St. Room 101, Richmond, Texas 77469. You may personally deliver this summons to 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle Room 31004, Richmond, Texas 77469.

You are instructed to call our recorded message line after 5:00 PM the evening before you are scheduled to appear for service. The message will tell you if there has been a change in your jury service. It is sometimes necessary to cancel or reschedule a jury panel, so you MUST CALL to receive final instructions.

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  • Parking is free.