General Qualifications for Jury Service
(Ch. 480, Sec. 62.102 Government Code And Article 35.16 Code of Criminal Procedure)
To serve as a juror you must meet qualifications. A qualified juror:
- is at least 18 years of age;
- is a citizen of Texas and a resident of Bexar County;
- is qualified under the constitution and laws to vote in Bexar County (note: you do not have to be registered to vote);
- is of sound mind and good moral character;
- is able to read and write English;
- has not 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;
- has not been convicted of misdemeanor theft or a felony; and
- is not under indictment or other legal accusation for misdemeanor theft or a felony.
If you do not meet the above qualifications and are not qualified to serve as a juror, you will need to do the following:
- Complete the form in your jury summons.
- Sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public. The form must be notarized.
- Return the form in person or by mail to:
Central Jury Bailiff
Bexar County Justice Center
300 Dolorosa / Basement
San Antonio, TX 78205-3006
Note: Claiming a disqualification based on the lack of citizenship or lack of residence in the county may effect your eligibility to vote in Bexar County.