IMPORTANT NOTICE

The District Clerk’s Office has taken every precaution to ensure your visit to the Fort Bend Justice Center is a safe and healthy one.
 
If you have any questions regarding Jury Duty please don’t hesitate to reach out to the District Clerk’s Office  at (281) 344-3900 and we will gladly address all of your concerns.
 
 

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.

FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT CLERKS JURY DEPARTMENT

 PHYSICAL ADDRESS

 MAILING ADDRESS

 Fort Bend County Justice Center
 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle
 Room 31004
 Richmond, TX 77469

 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 may be off-site every morning to facilitate jury service. Please leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible. 

Fort Bend County Does Postpone Jury Dates

For information to postpone your Jury Service, call (281) 344-3900.

Email: jurydept@fbctx.gov
Please provide us your juror number when requesting a postponement.

BEFORE REPORTING FOR JURY SERVICE 

You are instructed to call our recorded message line after 5:00 PM the evening before you are scheduled to appear for service. The phone number to call can be found on your jury summons or by using the list below. 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.

REPORTING LOCATION                                                                                                         MESSAGE LINE                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Fort Bend County Justice Center, Jury Assembly Room 1 @ 8:30 AM

 (281) 341-4506

Fort Bend County Justice Center, Jury Assembly Room 1 @ 12:30 PM

 (832) 471-1188

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1

 (281) 238-3240

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2

 (281) 238-3240

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

 (281) 238-3240

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
An employer may not discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any permanent employee because the employee serves as a juror, or for the employee's attendance or scheduled attendance in connection with the service, in any court in the United States. An employee who is discharged, threatened with discharge, intimidated, or coerced 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; see also Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 35.01).

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. Shorts may not be permitted. 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 Juror Questionnaire [PDF], sign it and return via Fax- (281) 238-3337; e-Mail jurydept@fbctx.gov; Mail-District Clerk, Attn: Jury Department, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469 or in person at 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle Room 31004, Richmond, Texas 77469.

NOTE: You do not have to claim an exemption and may instead choose to serve. However, if you do not meet all of the qualifications, you MUST claim that you are disqualified. If you claim to be disqualified because you are not are not a resident of this county, you may become ineligible to vote in this county. If you state that you are not a U.S. citizen, you may no longer be eligible to vote if you fail to provide proof of U.S. citizenship to your county voter registrar.

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