Juror Exemption Information

Situations That Qualify You For Exemption


You may be excused from jury service if:
  • You are a member of the united states military forces serving on active duty and deployed to a location away from your home station and out of your county of residence
  • You are a student of a public or private high school
  • You are an officer or an employee of the senate, the house of representatives, or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state government
  • You are enrolled and attend college
  • You are over 70 years of age
  • You are the primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid / unable to care for themselves (this exemption does not apply to health care workers)
  • You have been summoned for service in a county with a population of 250,000 and you have served as a petit juror in the county during the three-year period preceding the date you are to appear for jury service
  • You have legal custody of a child or children younger than 10 years of age and service on the jury would require leaving the child or children without adequate supervision
  • You have served as a juror in the county during the 24-month period prior to the date you are required to appear for this summons
Note: You are not required to claim an exception. It is your choice.

How to Request An Exemption


If you do not meet the qualifications listed above, or would like to request an exemption, you must complete the certified statement on the jury summons letter and mail prior to the trial date to:
Missouri City Municipal Court
3845 Cartwright Rd.
Missouri City, TX 77459
Fx: 281.403.8987
If you are unable to make the scheduled appearance date, you may request to be postponed to a later date by contacting the city clerk’s office at 281.403.8669.
Exemption documents and postpone requests may also be emailed to municipalcourt@missouricitytx.gov.