Cobb County Government

Contact Information

Juror Inquiry/Recording 770-528-2626
Juror Fax 770-528-2627
Juror Email statecourtyjury@cobbcounty.org

Juror Informational Video

Postponement Request

Juror Information Form

The State Court of Cobb County conducts jury trials on misdemeanor and civil cases where a party requests a trial by jury. All criminal jury trials in this court are tried before a six-person jury. Civil cases, wherein the amount of the claim exceeds $25,000.00, can request a twelve-person jury. All other civil cases are tried by a six-person jury.

 

 

Daily Petit Juror Instructions

Cobb County State Court Juror Instructions

For Jurors summoned in the Cobb State Court for the week beginning May 21, 2018

All jurors should report at 8:00 am on Monday morning, May 21, 2018 to the 4th floor State Court Jury Assembly room which is located at Building “B” as in boy.

The Court will not grant any deferments or exemptions unless it is a legal reason and you have proper documentation.  Please remember that you are under subpoena.

Please bring your juror summons with you. If you have NOT filled out the juror information form that is located on the bottom of your summons, please complete the form and bring it with you or complete it on-line at our website.

You will need to park in either Jury Lot “A” entrance located at 147 Dobbs Street, Marietta, GA 30060 or Jury Lot “B” located at 122 Waddell Street, Marietta GA 30060 . Please show your jury summons to the parking attendant.

The parking map is located on the back of your jury summons or on-line at our website
cobbcounty.org/statecourtjury

To receive jury messages via texting: please text: follow @cobbstatectjury to 40404

Thank you.

Exemption Requests

Non-Residents of Cobb County
If you are no longer a resident of Cobb County, please fax or email a document, such as a mortgage statement/lease agreement, utility bill or driver's license, showing your name and current address.

Full-Time Students
Students who request for an exemption, must submit class enrollment verification from the Registrar's Office stating you are a full-time student at the time of your service date.

Forms (notary required)

Sole Caretaker Exemption Form

Medical/Permanent Disability Exemption Form

Non-Citizen Exemption Form

Home School Exemption Form

Child Care under the age of six Exemption Form

70 & Older Exemption Form

Convicted Felon Exemption Form

Non English Speaking Exemption Form

Unpaid full-time Caregiver of a person over the age of six Exemption Form

 

 

Juror Service

The average jury service is for one week. Jurors will report at 8:00 am on Mondays, unless otherwise instructed. Jurors will be checked in and given an orientation on the petit juror process and what will be expected of you. Jurors may be placed on call and given instructions for reporting for the rest of the week, which is normally 9:00 am. Jurors selected to serve on a jury trial will follow the judge’s instruction for reporting. Jurors may serve on multiple jury trials. Jurors will receive $25 per day compensation only for the days they report in person at the courthouse. Many jurors serve less than a full week.

Reporting Location

All jurors should report to the jury assembly on the fourth floor of the State Court Building "B" located at 12 East Park Square, Marietta, Georgia. 

Parking

Free parking is provided to those summoned for jury duty and special parking locations are available to handicap jurors. (See map) Please bring your portion of your juror summons for verification for jury parking.

Postponement Request

The court will consider postponing your week of jury service to a future date. All requests MUST BE MADE in writing. Submit a Postponement Request form. Additionally, requests may be e-mailed to statecourtjury@cobbcounty.org, faxed to 770-528-2627, or sent through U.S. mail service and must be from the person summoned for service.

Employers cannot request a postponement for a summoned employee, but can write in support of the employee's request for postponement.

Postponements will be considered based on the trial demands during the week you are to serve and the number of previous postponements granted.

Georgia State Law for Jurors Regarding Employment

§ 34-1-3. Unlawful to discharge or discipline employee who is absent for purpose of attending judicial proceeding in response to court order or process

(a) It shall be unlawful for any employer or the agent of such employer to discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize an employee because the employee is absent from his or her employment for the purpose of attending a judicial proceeding in response to a subpoena, summons for jury duty, or other court order or process which requires the attendance of the employee at the judicial proceeding. It shall be unlawful for any employer or the agent of such employer to threaten to take or communicate an intention of taking any action declared to be unlawful by this subsection.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, jurors should check local news channels, CobbTV, or the Cobb County Government website for reporting times and possible court closings.

Security Check

Guns, knives, mace, scissors and similar type weapons are not permitted in the State Court Building. Your clearance through our security screening will be expedited by not having these items in your possession.