801 West Division Street; Orange, Texas  77630                                                               Phone: (409) 882-7075  

Office Hours:  8:00am -  12:00pm     1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday thru Friday

Director:   Glenda Mello                                                                            Assistants:  Debbie Risher
                                                                                                                                               Carolyn Penick

Guide to Jury Duty in Orange County

Tips to Make Your Jury Service More Enjoyable

Knowing where you are going and what to expect when you get there can make any experience more enjoyable, and jury service is no exception.  Getting to the Orange County Courthouse, finding the Jury Assembly Room, and arriving prepared are not nearly as tough as you might think.

Come Prepared

You MUST bring your completed jury summons with you when you report for jury duty.  If there is a questionnaire please fill out and sign your summons prior to reporting.

In addition, you may want to bring something to do while you wait in the Jury Assembly Room.  Jury duty does involve some waiting, so a good book or handwork will help pass the time.

You may also want to bring money for snacks, drinks, and lunch.  There is a snack bar handy for snacks during breaks.

Dress the Part

You may be selected for and actually serve on a jury the day you are summoned, so it's important that you dress appropriately.   Jury service is serious business, and you should dress accordingly.  Business attire is recommended.

Shorts, hats, tank tops and flip-flop sandals are not allowed.  T-shirts with derogatory images or messages are also not considered appropriate.  When in doubt, dress seriously but with comfort in mind.  Jury service can involve a good deal of sitting .