Jury Duty

Jury Trials are held every other month in the City of Victoria Municipal Court. Please contact the court office at 361-485-3050 within 24 hours of your scheduled time to serve to verify that a jury trial is still scheduled. If you need to reschedule your jury service, you must notify the court in writing 7 days prior to your scheduled day to appear.  You may fill out your juror summons response form by completing this online form.

Exemption or Disqualification: If you wish to claim an exemption or disqualification, you must send proof of your reason to the Municipal Court at P.O. Box 1758 Victoria, Texas 77902 or complete the juror summons online exemption or disqualification form.

Postponement or Excusal: If you wish to file a postponement or excusal request, you must send proof of your reason to the Municipal Court at P.O. Box 1758 Victoria, Texas 77902 or complete the juror summons online postponement or excusal form.

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Access to the Online Juror Portal

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  1. What to Expect
  2. Juror Qualifications
  3. Juror Exemptions

What to Expect

  • The City of Victoria will be having jury trials at its alternate location at the Victoria Community Center Annex located at 2905 E. North Street, Victoria, Texas 77901. 
  • When you arrive for jury service, you will report to a check-in station with a Municipal Court Clerk. 
  • You will be summoned to the Courtroom to hear a single Class C Misdemeanor case, punishable by fine only.
  • You should expect to be at the court for at least 2 to 5 hours.

COVID-19 Precautions

Staff will be cleaning between each proceeding and docket sizes will be limited in order to ensure jurors remain safe and healthy. Social distancing will be encouraged during the proceedings. Jurors will have assigned seating and will have at least six feet of social distancing for the duration of their service. Masks are strongly encouraged for the protection of vulnerable persons. We will continue to work with our partners to ensure the safest possible environment as citizens perform their civic duty.

Failure to Answer Jury Summons/Juror Contempt

Per Texas Government Code 62.0141

In addition to any criminal penalty prescribed by law, a person summoned for jury service who does not comply with the summons as required by law or who knowingly provides false information in a request for 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.