Jury Information

As a juror, you serve a vital role in our Judicial System and your service is an important responsibility of citizenship. The United States Constitution guarantees everyone the right to trial by an impartial jury. Without willing jurors, the fairness and integrity of our Judicial System could not be maintained. (T.C.A. 22-1-101)


Jurors are selected at random from a computerized jury pool that is currently made up of Tennessee Department of Safety licensed Blount County drivers. Jurors are compensated at the rate of $10 for each day's attendance.

If you have received a summons, please call the jury information line 865-273-5499 after 5:30 p.m. the day before you are summoned. There will be a message for each Judge on the recording. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions.


The use of cellular telephones, laptop computers, or other communication devices at the Justice Center is prohibited.

Absence From Employment - Amount of Compensation (T.C.A. 22-4-106)

  • Any employee shall on the next day the employee is engaged in such employee's employment exhibit the summons to the employee's immediate superior.
  • The employee shall be entitled to such employee's usual compensation received from such employment, less the amount of the fee or compensation the employee received for serving as a juror.
This does not apply to any employer who employees on a regular basis less than five (5) people or to any employee who has been employed on a temporary basis for less than six (6) months.

Basic Qualifications (T.C.A. 22-1-101, 22-1-102, 22-1-104)

  • Must Be 18 Years of Age
  • No Felony Convictions Any Other Infamous Offense
  • No Pending State Case or Be a Party to a Pending Case
  • Persons Convicted of Perjury or Subornation of Perjury
  • Resident of Blount County for 12 Months Preceding the Date of the Summons
  • US Citizen