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    How long will jury duty last? It is impossible for us to tell you how long your jury duty will last.  We would encourage you to allow at least two days for selection.  Once you are assigned to a court, the judge will advise you on the type and length of trial that is expected.
    Does Tarrant County offer free wifi?
    Yes, Tarrant County does offer free wifi.  You may request the wifi code from the jury or court staff. 
    If I make a request using eResponse, the online system, when can I expect an answer? If you make an online request or send an email after 5 p.m. or on the weekends, we will do our best to have it reviewed the next business day. Tarrant County Jury Services is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and observes all County holidays.
    What do I do if I do not have transportation for jury duty?

    Unfortunately, that type of hardship will need to be addressed once you are assigned to a court.  We are able to reschedule your service to a later date in order to give you more time to make arrangements.

    Please refer to the summons for information regarding Fort Worth's bus service, The-T, as well as the Trinity Railway Express.  There is also limited bus service available in Arlington provided by The Max.  You can use your jury summons as the free pass for all mass transit on your jury summons date and all subsequent service dates.

    What if I receive a summons for someone that is deceased?
    Please write "return to sender - deceased" on the outside of the summons and drop it back in the mail.  
    What if I receive a summons at my home for a former tenant? Please write "return to sender - not at this address" on the outside of the summons and drop it back in the mail.
    What is the dress code? Business casual is the dress code for the courts.  Please do not wear shorts.  Also, due to the crowds, some of the rooms may be cold so you might want to bring a sweater or a jacket.
    What is the juror pay? Effective September 1, 2013, the juror pay is $6 for the first day and $40 for every day thereafter.  The County is currently reimbursed $34 for the second day of service and forward by the State of Texas.  Tarrant County Commissioners voted to pay jurors $6 above whatever the minimum reimbursement rate set by the state is each quarter.
    What time will jury duty be over? Tarrant County has 51 courts.  The judge of each court sets their own work hours.  Most courts work normal business hours between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.