Juror Qualifications

The Court cannot excuse you by phone.

If you are claiming a disqualification or exemption you may mail your form to Joanna Staton, Bell County Distirct Clerk, P.O. Box 909, Belton, TX 76513 or take the form to the District Clerk's office located on the first floor of the Bell County Justice Center at 1201 Huey Rd in Belton.

To be qualified to serve as a juror you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a resident of this state and a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror; (Note: If you claim this disqualification based on the lack of citizenship or lack of residence in the county you might no longer be eligible to vote in the county.)
  • Be qualified under the constitution and laws in the county in which you are to serve as a juror (Note: You do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified.)
  • Be of sound mind and good moral character.
  • Be able to read and write.
  • Not have served as a juror for six days during the preceding 3 months in the county court or during the preceding 6 months in the district court.
  • Not have been convicted of, or be under indictment or other legal accusation for, misdemeanor theft or a felony.

 

Q: What do I do if I am not qualified to serve?

A: If you are not qualified, you will need to mark the box next to the qualification that you do not meet on the back of your Juror Questionnaire card, sign your name at the bottom and return your card in person in the District Clerk's office or by mail in an envelope to the address listed below.

Joanna Staton

District Clerk
P.O. Box 909
Belton, TX 76513