Jury Duty

Location

Located in Room 139 at the Indian River County Courthouse

772-770-5185

Extensions 3104 and 3107

Serving as a juror is a privilege that accompanies living in a democracy. Jurors are selected randomly by a computer from a list provided by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle list of licensed drivers and identification holders.

Qualifications

In order to serve as a juror in Indian River County, you must be:

  • 18 years of age;

  • a citizen of the United States;

  • a legal resident of the state of Florida and Indian River County.

Exemptions

Optional exemptions from jury duty can be claimed. These exemptions are based on your claim that you:

  • are an expectant mother;

  • are a parent not employed full time who has custody of a child under 6 years of age;

  • are a person 70 years of age or older;

  • are a full time law enforcement officer or law enforcement investigative personnel;

  • are responsible for the care of a person incapable of caring for self because of mental illness, senility or physical or mental incapacity;

  • have served within one year.

Disqualifications

You are mandatorily disqualified from service as a juror if you:

  • are a convicted felon;

  • are under prosecution for any crime;

  • are no longer residing in Indian River County;

  • are under 18 years of age;

  • are not a citizen of the United States of America.

Postponement

You may receive a one time postponement from jury duty if you make such a request no less than 10 working days from your reporting date. You will be notified if your postponement is granted.

Compensation

If you are

  • regularly employed and your employer continues to pay you, you will not receive compensation for the first 3 days of service.

  • not regularly employed or not paid your wages by your employer during jury service, you will receive $15 per day for the first 3 days of service.

  • required to serve more than 3 days, you will be paid $30 per day regardless of your employment status.

Frequently Asked Questions