How To Delete Jira Ticket

Jira is a widely used tool by project managers and developers alike for tracking issues, tasks, and bugs associated with software development projects. Yet, as comprehensive and powerful as Jira is, the process of deleting a Jira ticket can be a bit confusing for beginners. So, in this blog post, we will walk you through the process step by step.


Before we start, it’s important to note that you need to have the necessary permissions to delete a Jira ticket. Typically, this can be granted by your Jira administrator or by someone with a higher level of access.

Step by Step Process

1. Navigate to the Ticket

First, you need to locate the ticket that you want to delete. You can do this by searching for the ticket in the search bar located at the top of your Jira dashboard.

2. Access More Options

Once you are on the ticket’s page, look towards the top-right corner of the screen. You should see a button labeled ‘More’. Click on it to access more options.

3. Click on Delete

After clicking the ‘More’ button, a dropdown menu will appear. In this menu, you should see an option labeled ‘Delete’. Click on it.

4. Confirm Deletion

A dialog box asking you to confirm the deletion of the ticket will appear. Click on ‘Delete’ to confirm. Be careful, as this action cannot be undone!

Alternative Method: Use the Keyboard Shortcut

An alternative method to delete a Jira ticket is to use a keyboard shortcut. While on the ticket’s page, simply press `.` on your keyboard to bring up the operations dialog box. Then, start typing `delete` until the delete option appears in the dropdown menu, and hit `Enter`.


Whether you are tidying up your Jira dashboard or removing an erroneously created ticket, knowing how to delete a Jira ticket is a handy skill to have. Remember, the ability to delete a Jira ticket requires the necessary permissions, so ensure you have these before attempting the process.