Juror Exemptions

You may choose to request to be excused from jury service if:

  • you are 70 years of age or older
  • you have legal custody of a child or children younger than 12 years of age and service on the jury would require leaving the child or children without adequate supervision
  • you are a student at a public or private high school
  • you are enrolled in and attend college
  • you are an officer or an employee of the senate, the house of representative, or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state  government
  • you are the primary caretaker of a person is unable to care for himself or herself (This exemption does not apply to health care workers.)
  • you are a member of the United States military forces serving on active duty and deployed to a location away from your home station and out of your county of residence
  • you have served as a juror in this county during the 24-month period prior to the date you are required to appear listed on your summons.

Medical Exemptions

If you wish to request a temporary or permanent exemption due to a physical or mental impairment, you will need to submit to the Bell County District Clerks office a:


The law requires that when requesting a Medical Exemption that you must provide a letter from your physician. Tex. Gov't Code 62.109