Jury Duty


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Located in Room 139 at the Indian River County Courthouse


Extension 3104

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.


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.


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.

  • Medical Excusal Form


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.


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.

  • Provide a date range you are available to serve
  • Provide a phone number for us to confirm your postponement


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

The Florida Supreme Court is asking for your help to “understand the opinions and thoughts of those within and impacted by the state courts system so the Court can identify issues and trends from various perspectives.”

Florida Standard Jury Instructions