Jury Service

To qualify for jury service a person must:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must be qualified under the Constitution and laws of the state to vote in the county in which you are to serve as a juror. Please note that you do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified to vote.
  • You must be of sound mind and good moral character.
  • You must be able to read and write the English language.
  • You must not have served as a juror for 6 days during the preceding 3 months in the County Court or during the preceding 6 months in the district court.
  • You must not have been convicted of theft or any felony.
  • You must not be under indictment or legal accusation, theft, any other felony charge or on deferred adjudication.
  • You must currently reside within the city limits of Port Arthur.
  • You must not be insane.
  1. Requesting an Exemption
  2. Valid Exemptions

If you do not meet the qualifications listed above, or would like to request an exemption, you must submit your requested exemption on the Jury Summons letter you received. 

Mail the completed document prior to the trial date to:
Port Arthur Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1089
Port Arthur, Texas 77641-1089