Jury service is a vital function of democracy. While it may require some adjustment to your normal schedule and routine, the Judges of the Superior and State Court hope that any inconvenience will be minimal. They thank you in advance for your service and participation. We ask that you please dress appropriately for court on the day of your jury service.
Your duty as a trial juror is generally for one week or less; however, if you are selected on a jury, your will be required to return until the trial is complete. Grand jurors typically complete their work in two to three days but may be required to serve longer under special circumstances.
The following information should answer many questions concerning Jury service in Troup County; however, if you need further assistance, please contact the Court Administrator at +706 883 2168 or the Clerk of Courts at +706 883 1740.
All jurors for Troup County Superior and State Courts are to report to the first floor Jury Assembly Room at the Troup County Government Center located at 100 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, Georgia. The summons for jury service will indicate the date and time to report.
The Troup County Government Center, located at 100 Ridley Avenue in downtown LaGrange, Georgia, occupies one block adjacent to the City Square. If you have been summoned for jury duty, please park in the public parking deck, which you may enter from Ridley Avenue. After parking in the parking deck, proceed to the plaza entrance and continue to the first floor jury assembly room. Court bailiffs will be there at the registration desk to assist you.
The jury call in number is +706 883 2167. This number is used to make special juror announcements when necessary or provide instructions to jurors during their jury service. ***If you have received a summons, please call this number the night before you are scheduled to report for jury duty to see if there are any special instructions. Failure to call may cause you to miss important changes in reporting information.***
Jurors are paid $35 per reporting day for Jury service. If jurors are told to be “on call” and do not report on a particular day, they are not paid for that day.
Jurors may be deferred (postponed) to another time to perform jury duty if serving when initially called would be a hardship. If you wish to be deferred due to a hardship, please contact the Clerk of Courts at +706 883 1740 to discuss.
If you are a caregiver of a child under the age of six years with no other reasonably available alternative child care, you may complete an affidavit to either be deferred or excused from Jury service. Please complete the child care affidavit and return it to the Clerk of Courts. Troup County Government Center, 100 Ridley Avenue, 1st Floor, LaGrange, Georgia 30240.
Georgia law allows exemptions from jury service for permanently mentally or physically disabled persons and for persons age 70 or older who do not wish to serve. If you are requesting an exemption from jury service due to a mental or physical disability, please have your doctor complete the medical affidavit and return it to the Clerk of Courts, Troup County Government Center, 100 Ridley Avenue, 1st Floor, LaGrange, GA 30240. If you are requesting an exemption because you are age 70 or older, please complete the affidavit for persons age 70 or older and return it to the Clerk of Courts.
You are disqualified from jury service if you are under the age of 18, a non-resident of Troup County, or a convicted felon who has not had his/her rights restored. If any of these apply to you and you have received a jury summons, please contact the Clerk of Courts at +706 883 1740 or the Court Administrator at +706 883 2168.
If you have any other questions or concerns about jury duty which are not addressed above, please feel free to contact the Court Administrator at +706 883 2168 or the Clerk of Courts at +706 883 1740. We will be happy to assist you with your concerns.