Jury Duty

Jury service is a vital function of democracy and is one of the most important duties of citizenship. It is not voluntary; it is a civic duty. It is also a very rewarding experience which will give you an opportunity to participate directly in the administration of justice. While it may require some adjustment of your normal schedule to serve as a juror, we believe you will enjoy the opportunity to see your Courts in action and to learn more about our system of justice. The right to trial by jury is one of the cornerstones of the American legal procedure and one of the few areas in which every citizen may participate in this fundamental principle of our American heritage. Thank you so much for your willingness to sacrifice your time and for your effort to be diligent in fulfilling your civic duty.

Jury Duty Scam
Please note:  Rutherford County will never call you and ask for confidential information or for money regarding a failure to appear warrant due to missed jury service.  If you receive a call like this, please hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency. 

Contact Information

  • Jury Instruction Line: 615-907-3566 (4:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)
  • Jury Online Summons Questions: https://juryinfo.rutherfordcountytn.gov
  • Jury Coordinator Phone: 615-907-3566 (8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Rutherford County Judicial Building
    116 W. Lytle St.
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the parking garage located at 233 North Maple St., across from the Judicial Building.

Judicial Building Security
Security screening is heavily enforced at the Rutherford County Judicial Building. To expedite the screening process, we ask that you limit the amount of items you bring with you during jury duty. Please allow extra time to get through the security line and do not bring any weapons (this includes pocketknives), bags, or purses.

Jury Duty FAQ

How do I get out of Jury Duty?

Juror Qualifications & Exemptions

Juror Compensation and Employer Responsibility