Jury Duty

Did you receive a Jury Summons?

The Jury Administration Office is located at the Martin County Courthouse Complex in the Constitutional Building on the first floor, at 100 SE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, Florida 34994.

Please be sure to visit our Reporting Information page to verify that your service is needed and for additional information that will help prepare you for your jury service.

The right to trial by jury is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution.  Florida Constitution Article I, Section 22, states that any person, who is accused of committing a crime, has the right to a jury trial. As an American citizen it is your privilege and duty to serve as a juror.

In order for individuals to use this right, the court must have a system of obtaining and providing jurors. Jurors are selected from a list that is supplied by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). This database is updated with any changes or new residents, and given to the Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Jurors are then randomly selected from this database. (Section 40.221, Florida Statutes).

Jury Service is subject to the needs of the Court.  Please come to Jury Service prepared to serve a minimum of one to two days. Service can vary depending on the type of case and the days served may not be consecutive.

Jurors are assigned to a judge and are brought to the courtroom for questioning. This questioning period is called "Voir Dire," a French term that means "to speak the truth." During the questioning the judge and attorneys will select their panel of 6 or 12, with the possibility of selecting one or two alternates.

Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations to use the services provided should contact:

Court Administration
250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 

Phone: 772-807-4370

or dial 711 if you are hearing impaired.