Serving the People of Hardee County Since 1921
Jury Duty

Before reporting for your first day of service, please call (863) 773-4174 ext 7300 for reporting instructions after 5:00 pm on the Friday before you have been summoned to appear.

Please bring your completed Juror Questionnaire when reporting for service.

You may complete the Juror Excusal form included in your jury summons and mail it back to: Hardee County Clerk of Courts, Attn: Jury. P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873. If you need additional information, or have an emergency situation that will prevent you from jury service, please contact the Jury Division at (863) 773-4174 ex 221, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Length of Service:
Your first day of service is normally limited to jury selection for trial(s) held during that week. Jury selection is usually an all day process. If selected to be a juror, you will be informed of the anticipated time you will be required to serve as a juror.

Payment for Jury Service:
If you will receive regular pay from your employer during jury service, you are not entitled to compensation for the first three days of jury service. If you will not receive regular pay, you are entitled to receive $15.00 per day for the first three days of service. All jurors will receive $30 on the fourth day and each day thereafter. On the bottom of your jury summons are questions that need to be answered so you will receive proper compensation. Please bring this form when reporting to jury duty.

The dress code for court is general business attire. Casual attire may be acceptable. However, you are requested not to wear tank tops, shorts, or flip-flops. If proper attire is not worn, you will be sent home to change or deferred to another day.

Americans with Disabilities Act:
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Juror parking is provided in the parking lot surrounding the Hardee County Courthouse.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Jury Division at (863) 773-4174 ext. 7221
or email:

Our office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Excluding Holiday's.