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:

  1. Complete the form in your jury summons.
  2. Sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public. The form must be notarized.
  3. 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 affect your eligibility to vote in Bexar County.