We are excited to introduce our new eResponse system, which gives you the opportunity to respond to your jury service online. This system will allow you to provide an e-mail and cell phone number that will be used to send you notifications and reminders regarding your jury service. You can also submit exemptions, disqualifications, or request a one-time deferral of your jury service.
You will need your jury summons to proceed. Please click the eResponse link below to begin.
You can also check the status of your jury service on the eResponse site by clicking on the Profile/Status link and looking at the "Reporting Date" under "Service Information." Any cancellations will be posted by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to your jury service date.
If you have questions about your jury service, there is a Frequently Asked Questions section below. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Jury Services Department at (817) 598-6111.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How was I selected?
- You were selected at random from a list provided to us by the Texas Secretary of State composed of a list of those having a valid drivers license, personal ID card/certificate, and/or voter registration in Parker County.
2. Am I eligible to serve on a jury?
To be qualified to serve as a juror you must:
- Be at least 18 Years of age.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be a resident of Parker County, Texas.
- Be qualified under the Constitution and laws to vote in Parker County.
- Be of sound mind and good moral character.
- Be able to read and write.
- Have not served as a petit juror for six days during the preceding six months in a district court or during the preceding three months in a county court.
- Have never been convicted of a misdemeanor theft or any felony.
- Not be under indictment or other legal accusation for misdemeanor theft, felony theft, or any other felony charge.
3. Can I be exempt from jury service?
You can be exempt from jury service if you are:
- Over 70 years of age.
- The legal custodian of a child younger than 12 years of age and service on the jury would require leaving the child without adequate supervision.
- A student at a public or private high school or in actual attendance at an institution of higher education.
- An officer or employee of the Senate, the House of Representatives, or any department commission, board, office, or any agency in the legislative branch of state government.
- The primary caretaker of a person who is unable to care for him/herself.
- In active service of any branch of the U.S. military and deployed outside of Parker County.
- A person with a physical or mental impairment making it impossible or very difficult to serve on a jury. To claim this exemption, a disability or physician's statement must be submitted and indicate whether you should be exempted permanently or for 12 months. These can be faxed to (817) 598-6131 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Can I reschedule my Jury Service?
- Jurors may request a one-time deferral before their summons date.
5. Can I be excused due to work reasons?
- You cannot be excused for work related or economic reasons.
6. Is there a penalty for not responding to a jury summons?
- A person summoned for jury service who does not comply with the summons as required by law, or knowingly provides false information, is subject to a fine of no less than $100 nor more than $1000.
7. What is the dress code?
- Dress appropriately for court. Business casual is acceptable. Do NOT wear shorts, tank tops, hats, flip flops, sandals, etc.
8. Will I get paid for my jury service?
- Prospective jurors receive $7.00 for the first day that they appear. IF you are selected as a Juror in a trial, you will receive $12.00 for the first day of service and $40.00 for each additional day of service.
9. When will I receive payment?
- Payment for jury service is processed in approximately 4 - 6 weeks. All payments are mailed by the Parker County Treasurer's Office. (817) 598-6150
10. I intended to donate my jury pay, but received a check. How can I donate?
Please return the check to:
| Parker County Treasurer|
1112 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, Texas 76086
Please be sure to note the charity that you wish to donate to. Available charities are listed below:
- The Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund
* Resource and advocacy organization for crime victims
- The local office of the Department of Family & Protective Services
* Formerly known as CPS, services to children and families of Parker County
- The Parker County Committee on Aging
* Organization committed to serving the needs of the elderly in Parker County
- The Parker County Freedom House
* Women's services, victims of abuse and crisis intervention in Parker County
- The Parker County Jury Fund
* A fund to pay jurors for their services on a jury panel
- The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter
* Provides food and care for stray and homeless animals and prepares them for adoption
- CASA of Parker County
* Court Appointed Special Advocates for neglected and abused children who are in the court system
- MANNA of Parker County
* Organization operated by volunteers to help the needy
11. I received my check, but the amount is incorrect. Who do I contact?
- Please contact Jury Services at (817) 598-6111.
12. I never received my jury check. How do I get a replacement?
- If a check has not been received after 8 weeks, please contact the Parker County Treasurer's Office at (817) 598-6150. They will check if the payment has been returned by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Otherwise, there is a 30 calendar day waiting period before a new check can be issued.