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Civil Divisions of the District Clerk’s office

As of Feb. 1, 2023, the District Clerk’s Civil Divisions (Family, Civil, Finance and Civil Records) will be at the Civil Family Court Facility (CFCF), 1700 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Floor in Austin, Texas but we ask for the public’s patience as we are in the process of moving and adjusting to our new space.  Any questions about office operations, please call our general number at (512) 854-9457 or email [email protected].

Online Jury Service Response

Travis County’s award winning jury impaneling system just got better! We’ve added features to keep you up to date on your jury assignment. Once you have completed jury registration, I-Jury™ will:

  • Provide the status of your assignment when you call in, and
  • By providing an email address when you register, you will be notified immediately of any last minute cancellations or updates to your court assignment. Please check your email regularly until you are dismissed or complete your assignment.

We hope you find these new features helpful, and we thank you for your service as a juror.

Online Registration for Jury Duty

Special Accommodations

It is the policy of the Travis County Courts to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to all of our programs, services, and activities. We also provide effective communication that is consistent with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This policy includes jurors.

If you require any special accommodations in order to serve as a juror, we ask that you submit a request. There are several different ways to request special accommodation:

  • By phone: 512-854-9669 (voice)
  • By email: [email protected]
  • By fax: 512-854-4744
  • By mail: Jury Office, P.O. Box 679003, Austin, TX 78767-9003
  • In person: 5325 Airport Blvd., Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78751

When contacting us, please let us know what type of accommodation you require.

Announcements

Jury Duty Scam

Scammers have been making calls to Travis County residents claiming to be a Sergeant or Lieutenant with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office or even a Judge with the District Courts.

Learn more about how to avoid getting scammed

Locations

If you would like to apply for a free transportation pass from CapMetro, send an email including your juror number to [email protected]When emailing, please indicate if you do not have a smart phone for the CapMetro app.

Civil Family Court Facility

 Location: 

Civil Family Courts Facility
1700 Guadalupe Street,
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Parking: None reserved for jurors. There are City of Austin parking meters in the vicinity with a 3-hour time limit. Open metered parking spaces are scarce.If you are selected as one of the jurors, you will be provided with a parking permit to park in the Civil Family Courts Facility Parking Garage or you can request a free transportation pass by emailing [email protected] and you will received detailed information for obtaining your free pass to and from your jury service.

  • Please send your request 2-3 working days prior to your jury assignment to allow time for our office to process your request.

Transit: Capital Metro bus routes. For information, contact www.capmetro.org.

Travel time: Allow 45 min. to 1 hour. Driving time from your home depends on time of day. Please allow adequate time based on anticipated traffic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Selection and Qualification

How was my name selected for jury duty?

The jury wheel, which is the list of potential jurors, comes from three lists:

  • All registered voters in Travis County
  • All registered voters from neighboring counties that reside within Austin city limits
  • All persons in Travis County with either a Texas driver’s license or a Department of Public Safety identification card

Each year, the Voter lists and DPS lists are merged by matching the names as best as is possible to minimize duplications. The merged list is given to the Travis County District Clerk. The district clerk, county clerk, and sheriff then meet to ‘reconstitute’ the jury wheel by replacing the old list with the new one. Jury summonses are sent from the jury wheel on a random basis.

About 120,000 to 150,000 summonses are sent each year.

Being Assigned to a Trial

What options do I have for answering a jury summons?

You can respond to a summons one of two ways:

  • Anytime, on the Internet using I-Jury™.
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in person at the Travis County Jury Office.
    • 5325 Airport Blvd., Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78751 (At the corner of Airport & 53-1/2 Street)Parking is available at 5501 Airport Blvd. (Map)

Getting Ready to go to Court

I have my date and time and court assigned. What happens next?

Add your assignment to your business and personal calendars to remind yourself to appear in court. You are now an Officer of the Court. This is an important responsibility, and your attendance in court is essential.

  • Save the email until your jury service is complete. Print the email if you can.
  • Read the assignment carefully and follow the instructions.
  • Keep checking your email and your voicemail for any assignment updates.

What we do:

Your I-Jury™ form and those of your fellow jurors are being provided to the judge of the court to whom you are assigned and to the attorneys who will be trying the case. The information on the forms are used to prepare for the trial.

Part of this preparation includes deciding exactly when the trial will start. If there is any change in start time, we will notify you as soon as possible, so checking your email and voice mail daily is important!

We hope you find these new features helpful, and we thank you for your service as a juror.

During the Trial

What happens if I don’t show up?

The judge, court staff, attorneys, and fellow jurors expect you to arrive prepared for jury selection on time. The judge has the authority to authorize the Sheriff or Constable to apprehend jurors who fail to appear.

Failure to report for jury service carries a penalty of up to a $1000 fine, and in some instances, the judge can hold you in contempt of court and confine you to jail. Payment of a fine will not discharge you from jury service. You can still be required to serve even if you are fined.

If an emergency arises that keeps you from appearing, see section Getting Ready to go to Court - I don’t think I’ll be able to come to court as assigned. What should I do?

After the Trial is Over

How long before I’m called for jury service again?

We use lists of names from different sources to create the list of names for jury service. Sometimes, we are not able to match names from each of these lists. If we can’t make the match, you might get another summons. If this occurs and you were selected to serve as a petit juror from the first summons, the law allows you a two-year exemption from having to serve a second time.

Answering the Call for Jury Service Video

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District Clerk Jury Office
Phone

(512) 854-9669

Email

ijury
@traviscountytx.gov

Address

5325 Airport Blvd., Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78751 (Map)

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

TAX RATE: TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 8.7 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $22.42.

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