Jurors for County and Circuit Court are selected from the list of licensed drivers residing in Alachua County. Jurors are generally summoned 4-8 weeks prior to jury duty.
Most juries are selected on Monday morning at the Alachua County Courthouse for all trials scheduled for the week. Some 80% of the trials in Alachua County are for one day only. Therefore, most jurors serve Monday and one additional day.
Jurors are paid by the state only if they are not paid by their employer during their first three days of jury duty. If the Juror is not paid by his/her employer, they are paid $15.00 for each of the first three days they serve. After the third day, all jurors are paid $30.00 per day served regardless of whether or not their employer pays them for their time spent at the Courthouse.
All licensed drivers, meeting certain basic requirements, may serve on a jury, however, Florida law allows certain exemptions from Jury service. These include:
- Drivers over 70 years of age
- Pregnant women
- Caregiver of a child under 6 years of age
- Caregiver of a disabled person
- Police Officers
For additional information about Jury service please contact the Clerk of the Court at (352) 374-3636.