How To Delete A Ticket In Jira

JIRA, developed by Atlassian, is a popular issue tracking product that provides bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management functions. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to delete a ticket in JIRA.


Before we proceed, please note that you will need delete permissions in your project in order to delete an issue. These permissions are usually assigned by a JIRA administrator or someone with admin rights.

Steps to Delete a JIRA Ticket

Here’s how you can delete a ticket in JIRA:

Step 1: Navigate to the Ticket

Find the ticket you want to delete either by using the search function, or by navigating to the project and then to the specific issue.

Step 2: Open the Ticket

Click on the ticket to open it. You should now see the ticket details on your screen.

Step 3: Click More Options

On the ticket detail page, look for the More button (usually it’s near the top of the page) and click on it. A dropdown menu will appear.

Step 4: Click “Delete”

In the dropdown menu, select the Delete option. You might be asked to confirm your decision before the ticket is deleted.

Step 5: Confirm Deletion

A confirmation window will pop up. Click on the Delete button to confirm the deletion. Please note that deletion is permanent.


And there you have it! By following these steps, you can easily delete a ticket in JIRA. Remember that deleting tickets should be done with care, as this action is irreversible. Always ensure that the ticket is no longer necessary before deleting it.

If you cannot delete the ticket, it’s likely because you do not have the necessary permissions. In such cases, please contact your JIRA administrator or the person who has admin rights to the project to assist you.

Hope you found this guide helpful. Happy ticket managing!