Denton County offices will be closed on Friday, April 10th in observance of Good Friday
 
 
Denton County Public Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline: 940-349-2585
 
 
For Essential vs. Non-Essential business questions please email businesscovid19@dentoncounty.gov
 
 
As a precautionary measure related to COVID-19, jury service has been cancelled for ALL jurors summoned to report on any Monday and Tuesday dates in March and April, 2020. You are no longer required to appear or do anything further.
 
 

Jury Services

David Trantham
Denton County District Clerk

Denton County Courts Building 
1450 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX 76209-4524

Denton County Online Jury Services:

  • Complete your juror questionnaire online
  • Claim an exemption or disqualification online
  • Postpone your jury service online
  • Check your juror status online
  • Reprint a copy of your juror badge
Click Here To Continue to Jury Services

Answering The Call For Jury Service


Reporting Instructions:

Please dress appropriately for court. NO SHORTS!

The following weapons or devices are prohibited on Denton County property:

  1. Stun gun,
  2. Club - including blackjack, nightstick, mace, hatchet or other like object that may cause bodily injury,
  3. Any explosive device which might cause bodily injury or noise that may result in public alarm,
  4. Firearm of any kind,
  5. Firearm silencer of any kind,
  6. Hand gun of any kind (toy or real),
  7. Knife (any length) - and any other hand instrument designed to cut or stab, dagger, dirk, stiletto, poniard, bowie knife, pocket knife, sword, spear, or switchblade (both automatic or gravity), unless such devices is part of a repair toolkit and the repair specialist is either County employed or under the escort of a County maintenance person.
  8. Brass knuckles,
  9. Scissors,
  10. Screwdrivers,
  11. Chemical substances designed to disable or incapacitate such as pepper spray or mace,
  12. Hoax bombs,
  13. Components of explosives,
  14. Energetic materials, and
  15. any other illegal item or item that could reasonably be considered usable as a weapon.

Any person found on County property with a weapon or device defined above shall have such weapon or device confiscated, can be denied entry to any building, and may be subject to arrest.

Denton County Courts Building, 1450 East McKinney Street, Denton, TX 76209-4524, 2nd Floor, at 8:20 AM

FAQs

Q:
Are Jurors paid for their service?
A:

Jurors are paid for their service. Each juror receives six dollars ($6) for the first day of appearance and forty dollars ($40) for the second and any subsequent days of appearance. Jurors may donate their pay to a number of organizations that have been approved by the Denton County Commissioners Court. Total donations to those organizations averages about $75,000 annually.

*Payment is processed at the end of jury service, and a check is mailed to each juror within two to three weeks of their service.*

Q:
Must my employer pay me while I’m on jury service?
A:

Unfortunately your employer is not currently required by Texas state law to pay you while you are serving jury duty. However the law states that an employer can not terminate your employment for attending jury service.


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