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JURY DUTY SCAM
Please be aware: The Hamilton County Court System will not call you and ask you for your social security number or for any of your credit card numbers. Do not provide any of this information to anyone claiming to represent the court system. We will not call you and ask you to meet us somewhere to delivery money for your failure to appear for jury duty. This scam has happened in eleven states including Tennessee. If you receive a call like this please hang up and contact your local Sheriff’s department (423) 209-7000.
"WELCOME TO HAMILTON COUNTY GRAND JURY SERVICE"
The Trial Judges and Circuit Court Clerk, Larry L. Henry, of the Eleventh Judicial District of Hamilton County welcome you to Grand Jury Service. This website was created to provide useful information concerning Grand Jury Duty in Hamilton County. We hope all of your questions are answered.
CONTACT INFORMATION

Circuit Court Clerk:  Larry L. Henry
Jury Coordinator:  Margo McConnell

Jury Assembly Room 305, Third Floor
Hamilton County - City Courts Building
600 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402


Email is the most expedited method of communication!!!

Email: juryclerk@hamiltontn.gov
Phone number: (423) 209-6726
Fax number: (423) 209-6701
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ATTIRE
Jurors must be dressed appropriately while in the courthouse. Although the judge will determine whether juror's attire is appropriate, jurors should not wear shorts, short skirts, sagging pants, see-through or suggestive clothing, visible undergarments, flip flops, house shoes, bandanas, headbands, hats/caps, or clothing with inappropriate or offensive advertisements or slogans
CALENDAR - GRAND JURY
COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYER INFORMATION
COURTHOUSE SECURITY
You will go through a metal detector in the Courthouse. No sharp metal objects allowed (e.g. pocket knives, nail clippers, tools, etc.). No outside food or beverages are allowed. You can bring laptop computers and cell phones. You will be asked to remove all items from your pockets, and your waist belt. To expedite the screening process we ask that you limit the items you bring with you.
JUROR ELIGIBILITY
  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must have lived in Hamilton County for 12 months or longer.
  • You must not be a convicted felon.
  • You must not be an active member in the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • You must not have served on a Federal or State jury in the past 24 months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
JURY SERVICE AFFIDAVIT
PARKING INFORMATION AND MAP
QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE
REGISTRATION FORM
REQUESTS TO BE EXCUSED FROM SERVICE
REQUESTS TO POSTPONE YOUR SERVICE
TERMS OF SERVICE

Circuit Court issues Grand Jury Summons three times annually. Each term of service lasts 4 months:

 

(1.) January – April      (2.) May – August     (3.) September – December

 

Grand Jurors will be selected and participate in an orientation on the date you have been summoned to report. If selected, you will be required to be present every other Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. for 4 months. Selected Grand Jurors are paid $13.00 for each day they are in attendance. You may donate your compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. If you are not selected to serve, you will be excused and placed on a substitute list to fill in as needed.

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