Jury Duty

Serving as a juror is a privilege that accompanies living in a democracy. Jurors are selected randomly by a computer from a list provided by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle list of licensed drivers and identification holders.

Qualifications

In order to serve as a juror in Indian River County, you must be:

  • 18 years of age;
  • a citizen of the United States;
  • a legal resident of the state of Florida and Indian River County.
Exemptions

Optional exemptions from jury duty can be claimed. These exemptions are based on your claim that you:

  • are an expectant mother;
  • are a parent not employed full time who has custody of a child under 6 years of age;
  • are a person 70 years of age or older;
  • are a full time law enforcement officer or law enforcement investigative personnel (WITH ARRESTING POWER);
  • are responsible for the care of a person incapable of caring for self because of mental illness, senility or physical or mental incapacity (FAMILY MEMBER);
  • have served within one year.
  • Medical Excusal Form
Disqualifications

You are mandatorily disqualified from service as a juror if you:

  • are a convicted felon;
  • are under prosecution for any crime;
  • are no longer residing in Indian River County;
  • are under 18 years of age;
  • are not a citizen of the United States of America.
Postponement

You may receive a one time postponement from jury duty if you make such a request no less than 10 working days from your reporting date.

  • Provide a date range you are available to serve
  • Provide a phone number for us to confirm your postponement
Compensation

If you are

  • regularly employed and your employer continues to pay you, you will not receive compensation for the first 3 days of service.
  • not regularly employed or not paid your wages by your employer during jury service, you will receive $15 per day for the first 3 days of service.
  • required to serve more than 3 days, you will be paid $30 per day regardless of your employment status.

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Parking is available in the parking garage directly in front of the courthouse. There is no charge for parking.

For security purposes, please do not bring the following items into the courthouse: knives, scissors, handwork needles, metal fingernail files, screwdrivers, tools, and any other sharp objects, or items that may possibly be used as a weapon. All persons entering the courthouse are subject to search. All weapons are prohibited.

* NO BEVERAGES MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE COURTHOUSE *

Please dress in keeping with the importance and dignity of your position as a judge of your fellowmen. Business attire is considered appropriate. No shorts, hats, t-shirts, tank tops, or flip flop sandals should be worn in the courtroom. Courtrooms are air-conditioned, and you may wish to bring a sweater or a light jacket for your comfort.

Jeffrey R. Smith, CPA, CGMA, CGFO
Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
Indian River County
2000 16th Avenue
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: (772) 226-3100
Jury Department
2000 16th Avenue, Room 139
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: (772) 226-3100 Ext. 3104

 

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                               **Notice**

         ** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

 

 

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR JURORS SUMMONDED FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 25' 2021, POOL #131

 

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JURORS THAT WERE SELECTED FOR THE TRIAL, STATE OF FLORIDA VS. FRED GARLAND SNOW WITH JUDGE MENZ AND WERE INSTRUCTED TO CHECK BACK ON TUESDAY  OCTOBER 26, 2021 AFTER 5:30 PM. PLEASE REPORT PROMPTLY TO THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27' [email protected] 8:30 AM.

 

~~~~~~~MESSAGE (2)~~~~~~~

 

  ALL JURORS WHOSE NUMBERS WERE NOT CALLED IN THIS WEEK (#83 THRU #400) YOU ARE EXCUSED AND RELEASED FROM YOUR JURY SERVICE. IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO REPORT UNTIL YOU ARE SUMMONED AGAIN. THANK YOU.

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Parking is available in the parking garage directly in front of the courthouse. There is no charge for parking.

For security purposes, please do not bring the following items into the courthouse: liquids or aerosols, knives, scissors, handwork needles, metal fingernail files, screwdrivers, tools, and any other sharp objects, or items that may possibly be used as a weapon. All persons entering the courthouse are subject to search. All weapons are prohibited.

* NO BEVERAGES MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE COURTHOUSE *

Please dress in keeping with the importance and dignity of your position as a judge of your fellow citizens. Business attire is considered appropriate. No shorts, hats, t-shirts, tank tops, or flip flop sandals should be worn in the courtroom. Courtrooms are air-conditioned, and you may wish to bring a sweater or a light jacket for your comfort.

COVID INFORMATION: MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED IN THE COURTHOUSE, BUT ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, REGARDLES OF VACCINATION STATUS.