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Jury Service

The Court Clerk prepares and issues about 1,800 jury summons each month except July and August when no jury trials are held. Names are selected at random from the list of licensed drivers or persons holding a current state identification document.

Notice To Prospective Jurors

Dear Prospective Juror:

Thank you for your service. We know your time is valuable and your contribution to the administration of justice in Oklahoma is greatly appreciated.

Security measures are in effect in the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Every effort will be made to expedite jurors' passage through security. You can help by not carrying certain items to the courthouse. Prohibited items include weapons of any kind; knives of any size; chemical sprays; laser pointers; firearms and ammunition. Security Personnel may also prohibit possession of any other items or materials deemed dangerous or otherwise inappropriate. The Jury Assembly Room opens at 7:30 A.M.

In the event you believe you have compelling reasons that justify your being excused from jury duty, you shall appear at the County Office Annex Building, 320 Robert S. Kerr, Jury Assembly Room, Room 513, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 3:00 o'clock p.m. on the Friday immediately before the Monday on which your jury duty is scheduled to begin. At that time, the Chief Judge will hear your reasons and decide if you will be excused. BRING ANY PAPERS SUPPORTING YOUR EXCUSE WITH YOU. REQUESTS FOR EXCUSE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AT ANY OTHER TIME. However, if you are seventy (70) years of age or more and wish to be excused from jury service, you may be excused, by state law, by telephoning the Jury Clerk at 713-1102, prior to the reporting time to assert your exemption.

Appropriate Court attire is required. Jurors should dress comfortably and in good taste, keeping in mind the dignity of the courtroom and the seriousness of the matters to be decided. Shorts, tank tops or thong sandals are not permitted. The normal period of jury service is usually 2 to 3 days, but may last longer. Plan to be there at least Monday and Tuesday.

Once again, thank you for your service as a juror.

Jury Service Location

County Office Annex Building
320 Robert S. Kerr
Room 513 (Jury Assembly Room)
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Parking

Parking is available near the Oklahoma County Annex Building at multiple locations. Please refer to Jury Parking for locations, times and costs.

Who Can Be A Juror

Oklahoma law states that all citizens of the United States residing in this state, having the qualifications of electors of this state, are competent jurors to serve on all grand and petit juries within their counties; provided, that persons over seventy (70) years of age and persons who have served as a grand or petit juror during the last five (5) immediately preceding calendar years shall not be compelled to serve as jurors in this state, and the court may excuse or discharge any juror drawn and summoned as a grand or petit juror if jury service would result in substantial hardship to the prospective juror.

Who Can Not Be A Juror

Persons who are NOT QUALIFIED to serve as jurors are:

  • Justices of the Supreme Court
  • Judges of the Court of Civil Appeals
  • Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals or the District Court
  • Jailers or law enforcement officers, state or federal, having custody of prisoners are eligible for civil trials only
  • Persons who have been convicted of any felony, or who have served a term of imprisonment in any penitentiary, state or federal, for the commission of a felony; provided, any such citizen convicted, who has been fully restored to his or her civil rights, shall be eligible to serve as a juror.
  • Licensed attorneys engaged in the practice of law
  • Sheriff or deputy sheriffs
  • Legislators during session of the Legislature or involved in state business

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