Jury Services Orange County
Whether or not you are selected to serve on a jury, your participation is critical to one of the most fundamental principles of our free society - the right to a jury trial. Your participation as a juror is essential to our common law system of justice. Our system affords all persons going to trial the opportunity to have the facts of their cases determined by a jury of their peers. The Judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit thank you in advance for your service. We hope you find your jury service to be an interesting and positive experience.
Click the links below for more information about Jury Services
There is currently a nationwide identity theft scam where callers try to get personal information under the guise of missed jury duty. Ninth Circuit Court staff will never ask prospective jurors for financial information such as credit card or bank account information. We will also never ask for social security numbers over the phone. Do not provide this kind of information to anyone claiming to represent the court system. If you receive this type of call, please hang up and call 407-836-2206.
To make your stay with the Ninth Judicial Circuit as comfortable as possible, the Jury Assembly Room includes the following features (no cost to the jurors):
LYNX will provide free bus service for all jurors during their term of service. To receive the free transportation service, jurors simply present their Juror Summons to the driver. Please note that the date of service listed on the Juror Summons must match the actual calendar date (i.e., the Juror Summons will only serve as a free bus pass on their first day of service). Jury staff will provide bus passes for jurors who are required to serve additional days. Please go to http://www.golynx.com for a complete list of routes and schedules.
You will be compensated fifteen dollars per day for the first three days of service if you are unemployed or your employer does not pay you your regular wage. If your employer pays you your regular wage, you will not be compensated for the first three days of service. On the fourth day and beyond, all jurors receive thirty dollars per day compensation. Sorry, but there is no reimbursement for mileage.
Please contact our Jury Services office should you need additional information at 407-836-2206. Please note that the volume of phone calls is greatest in the mornings.
Location: 425 N. Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 | Map and Directions to the Courthouse
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (407) 836-2206
ADA questions related to Jury Service: (407) 836-6070
Call-In Recording: (407) 836-2048
Facsimile: (407) 836-2346
|Please note, the following items will be prohibited from coming into the courthouse:|
|Knives of any type||Tools|
|Handcuffs/handcuff keys||Tape measures|
|Scissors||Clay and/or putty material|
|Razors||Glass perfume bottles over 4 oz|
|Pepper spray||Oversized belt buckles|
We encourage you to use our Jur-E-Pass. Jurors who complete the Juror Questionnaire Information on-line can avoid the long check-in lines by using the Jur-E-Pass line. When reporting for Jury Duty look for the separate Jur-E-Pass line, located at the counter in the Jury Assembly Room.
Jury Service Exit Survey: If you have completed service, the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida would greatly appreciate feedback on your experience as a juror. To complete and submit the survey, please click on this link. Juror Exit Survey
Orange TV broadcasts an informative ten (10) minute juror orientation program. Please check Orange TV programming for exact broadcasts dates and times. Note: A more court-specific juror video will be shown during orientation.
Juror parking is provided at the "Courthouse Garage" on the corner of Orange and Amelia Avenues. Please pull a ticket upon entering the facility. Park on the sixth, seventh, or eighth floor. Bring your ticket with you when reporting for jury duty. You will receive continued parking privileges for the remainder of your service. NOTE: Do Not back into the parking space as you will receive a parking ticket from the Orange County Police Department. Map and Directions to the Courthouse
A deferral request allows you to reschedule your service to a date when you are available. Only one request for a deferral is granted automatically. Typical requests for deferrals are due to scheduling conflicts, such as prior vacation arrangements or medical appointments.
If you feel that you should be excused from jury service, you can submit the request online no less than ten (10) days prior to your scheduled report date. If an excusal request is granted, you will not have to report for jury service on this reporting date. You may be summoned again in the future. There are very few statutory reasons for being excused from jury service (i.e. being physically or mentally unable to serve or if you are an expectant mother). Judicial review is required for most excusal requests and may require supporting documents. You may email supporting documentation to email@example.com. Please wait 7 business days before verifying online whether your request has been approved.
If your disqualification request is approved, you will no longer need to report for jury service on this reporting date. Some examples of disqualification requests include being a convicted felon (civil rights not restored), full-time law enforcement officer with arresting powers, currently under prosecution for a crime, currently on probation/parole, no longer a resident of Orange County, or not a citizen of the United States.
Permanent excusals are only granted for the following reasons:
- 70 years of age or older and no longer want to serve as a juror.
- Physically or mentally unable to serve (with supporting documents).
Please click to request a deferral/excusal, to check the status of your request, and/or to view your service history.
Note: Your request to be excused must be approved by a Judge. A reasonable effort will be made to notify you if your request has been approved or denied. If, however, you do not receive an electronic or telephonic communication from this office, you must report on the assigned date.
A recorded message provides jurors with specific reporting information. You must call 407-836-2048 after 5:00 p.m. on the day before you are to report, even if this day is a Sunday or a holiday, to be informed by a recorded message whether your service will be required. You may be placed on standby. If the telephone recording is not operational, report for jury duty as directed by your summons. If you do not have a touch tone phone, or need assistance, please call 407-836-2206 before 5:00 p.m. on the day before you are to report.
Jury duty will normally last for one day or the completion of one trial. If you are not selected to serve on a trial after the first day of your service, you will most likely be excused. Jury service may be extended beyond these limits to meet the needs of the Court.