CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

Jury Services

You have just received a summons to report for jury duty and are probably wondering, “What do I do? What is this all about? How did I get this?” Do not panic. The court realizes that jury service may impose a hardship on citizens. However, the right to trial by jury is one of the principles guaranteed by the Constitution. It is the duty of every citizen to serve when called to do so. Every effort is made to assure that each juror has a positive experience. Thanks, in advance, for serving. 

Pat Frank's Jury Services Overview Video

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit's Jury Duty Video

Jury Summons Information 

NOTE: Please refer to the Report Number and Report Date on your summons for the following information.         

If you were summoned to jury duty for Monday, December 18, 2017, juror numbers from 660 up to and including 1,172 have been called off. All other jurors that have not asked to be excused are to report as instructed. 

If the number on your jury duty summons is a number from 1 up to and including 659 or from 1,173 up to and including 1,699, you are to report for jury duty at 8:00 a.m.

If the number on your jury duty summons is a number from 1,700 up to and including 1,900, you are to report for jury duty at 10:30 a.m.

The jury auditorium is on the second floor of the courthouse.  We have cable TV, free Wi-Fi and charging stations available, and a cafeteria is steps away.

Thank you for your service.  You are supporting one of the foundations of our democracy.

 

Jury Services FAQs

What are my options for contacting Jury Services?

Mail: P.O. Box 3388, Tampa, FL 33601-3388
Email: Contact us
Phone: (813) 276-8100, ext. 4747           
In person: Downtown Tampa 

What should I do before reporting?

  1. Please read your summons carefully. The date, time and place to report are printed on it, along with your juror number. If your name or address is incorrect on the summons, cross it out and write-in the correct information.  Give the summons to the clerk when you arrive for jury duty.

  2. The night before (weekend of) your jury service date, call (813) 276-8100, and have your summons in hand showing your juror number. Listen carefully to the recorded message advising if you need to report. If the telephone recording is not in operation, please call the emergency number (813) 272-5300 or check our Facebook page for detailed information.

What type of clothing is appropriate?

Business casual attire is considered appropriate for men and women.  No shorts or tank tops.  Courtrooms are air-conditioned, so you may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket for comfort.

Where do I park?

There is free parking for jurors at the following locations:



To receive free parking at the garages listed above, you must bring your parking receipt for validation with you when you report. This is your responsibility. Any juror parking at other facilities will not be reimbursed.

NOTE: City of Tampa Parking facilities cannot accommodate motorcycles and scooters. If you ride a motorcycle or scooter en route to perform jury service, you will be responsible for parking at other locations without reimbursement. Click here for HARTLINE bus schedules or call HARTLINE (254-4278).

May I be excused for personal reasons?

Please review the front of your summons for information on exemptions, postponements or mandatory disqualification.  If appropriate, please fill out A, B, or C and send to: Jury Services, PO Box 3388, Tampa, FL  33601-3388 or Fax to (813) 272-5568.  A Jury Services Representative will notify you only if your request is being denied.  If you are not contacted, your request is being granted.  A new jury summons will be issued for a later date on all postponements.

 

Exemptions, Postponements and/or Disqualifications 
A. Exemption/Postponement
  • Expectant Mother
  • Parent not employed full-time, who has custody of a child under 6
  • Full time law enforcement officer or law enforcement investigative personnel
  •  Person responsible for care of another person who is incapable of caring for himself/herself
  •  Person 70 years of age or older
  •  Other – Specify 
B. Request for Postponement – Please provide explanation
C. Mandatory – Disqualified
  •  Convicted felon, civil rights not restored
  •  Under prosecution for any crime
  •  No longer residing in Hillsborough County
  •  Not a U.S. Citizen
  •  Clerk of Circuit Court or Judge
  •  Governor, Lt. Governor or Cabinet Officer

 

I lost my jury summons, how do I get another copy?

You may call our Jury Services department at (813) 276-8100 ext. 4747.  Give your name and date of birth, and a clerk will provide you with all the information you need to report to jury duty.  When you arrive for jury duty, inform the clerk that you have lost your summons, and they will print you a duplicate copy.

How long will I be there?

Please note that although your report date is scheduled for Monday, your service can be for the report date only, from the report date through sometime that week, or, in rare circumstances, from the report date through several weeks.  Plan on the entire day for jury service, for there is not a specific time of day that the courts conclude.  Please make arrangements with family, friends, and/or your employer with regard to this potential time frame.

Will I get paid?

Pursuant to Section 40.24, Florida Statutes, jurors who are regularly employed and who continue to receive regular wages while serving as a juror are not entitled to receive compensation for the first 3 days of juror service.  Jurors who are not regularly employed or who do not continue to receive regular wages while serving as a juror are entitled to receive $15 per day for the first 3 days of juror service.  All jurors who serve more than 3 days will be paid $30 per day for the fourth day of service and each day thereafter, regardless of the employment status.

What can I expect when I arrive?

  1. Before arriving, watch these short videos for an introduction to the jury duty experience:       
  2. Park in one of the City of Tampa's parking garages for free parking and remember to bring your parking receipt with you.

  3. All persons entering the courthouse will be subject to security screening for weapons and other items which may not be brought into the courthouse. Click here for a list of banned items. Cell phones or other electronic devices should be turned off when you are in the courtroom.

What do I do if I need special accommodations?

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 800 E Twiggs St, Room 604, Tampa, FL  33602, (813) 272-5894, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days.  If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Juror Scam Alert


All potential jurors for Hillsborough County are contacted by U.S. mail.  We do not contact you by phone and do not ask for Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or other personal information.  Should you receive a phone call saying that you have failed to report for jury service and they ask for personal information, this is a potential theft scam.  Please DO NOT give out any personal information.