How To Delete A Ticket On Jira

Efficiently managing your workflow is essential for any project. Jira, a project management software created by Atlassian, streamlines this process by allowing users to monitor issues, assign tasks, and monitor team progress. This tutorial will provide instructions on how to delete a ticket in Jira.


Before proceeding, please ensure that you have the necessary permissions in the project. Deleting an issue is a major step and can be done only by users with ‘Delete Issues’ permission, which is often restricted to administrators.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Navigate to the Issue

Find and click on the issue you want to delete. The issue details screen will open.

Step 2: More Options

On the issue details screen, look for the “More” button on the toolbar at the top of the issue. Click this to reveal a dropdown menu.

Step 3: Delete the Issue

In the dropdown menu, click on Delete. A dialog box will appear, asking for confirmation of the deletion.

Step 4: Confirm Deletion

To confirm the deletion, click on the Delete button in the confirmation dialog box. Be aware that this action is irreversible – once deleted, the issue cannot be recovered.

Deleting an Issue via Jira’s REST API

If you’re up for a more technical approach, you can delete an issue using Jira’s REST API. Here’s how:

DELETE /rest/api/2/issue/{issueIdOrKey}

Replace {issueIdOrKey} with the ID or key of the issue you want to delete.

Please note that this method requires you to have appropriate permissions and understanding of how REST APIs work. Always exercise caution when handling API calls to avoid accidental data loss.


There it is – a step-by-step guide on how to delete a ticket in Jira, both via the UI and Jira’s REST API. Remember, deleting an issue is a significant action that cannot be undone, so always exercise caution before proceeding.

With Jira, managing your project becomes much simpler, helping you focus on what matters most – delivering value to your customers.