Jury Duty

Required Qualifications
Jury duty is a valuable service to the community and is an important responsibility since jurors determine a defendant’s guilt or innocence and, in the case of a guilty finding, assess fines. Jury lists are created using names randomly selected from our water utility listing. Most Lake Jackson cases are concluded the same day. To serve as a juror you must meet the following qualifications: 
  • Be a citizen of Texas and a resident of Brazoria County in which you are to serve as a juror 
  • Be able to read and write 
  • Be at least 18 years of age 
  • Be of sound mind and good moral character 
  • Be qualified under the constitution and laws to vote in Brazoria County in which you are to serve as a juror (you do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified to vote) 
  • Currently living within the limits of the City of Lake Jackson 
  • Not be under indictment or other legal accusation of a misdemeanor theft, felony theft, or any other felony charge 
  • Not have been convicted of theft or any felony 
  • Not have served as a juror for six days during the preceding three months in the county court or during the preceding six months in the district court

Additional Resources
For additional information about Juror exemptions please view the following document:
Juror Exemption Information