Juror Eligibility

To be eligible to serve on jury duty, you must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of Franklin County.

Statutory Exemptions

Upon approval of the court, the following persons may be excused from jury service: 

  • members of cloistered religious organizations
  • a person whose mental or physical condition renders them incapable of performing jury service
  • a person whose spouse or near relative has recently died or is seriously ill
  • a person whose jury service would cause them or someone in their care extreme physical or financial hardship, or who would be harmed or would harm the public by serving on a jury
  • a person who is older than 75 years of age
  • a person who is a member of a recognized Amish sect
  • members of the armed forces currently on active duty
  • where the interests of the public will be materially injured by the juror’s attendance

Please note, the following are not exempt from jury service:

  • Attorneys
  • Dentists
  • Elected officials
  • Firefighters
  • Physicians
  • Police officers
  1. Jury Commission

    Physical Address
    345 S High Street
    Suite 1502
    Columbus, OH 43215


    Fax: 614.525.2449