Ramsey County Jury Service

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JURORS MUST BRING THEIR SUMMONS WITH EACH DAY OF JURY DUTY
 

Welcome Ramsey County Jurors!
Trial by jury is a basic American right, enshrined in both our State and Federal Constitutions. As a prospective juror, you have an opportunity to participate directly in a critical component of our democracy. Jury Duty … an obligation, an honor.
 
Length of Service in Ramsey County
Prospective Jurors are on-call for ONE WEEK. A trial could result in you being on jury duty longer than a week, but it is more common that jurors are here a week or less. You should plan ahead and make sure you have no appointments or scheduling conflicts during your term of service and the following week.
 
Court hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.
 
Jurors selected for a trial will receive specific reporting instructions from the judge trying the case. Trials are typically in session from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a noon lunch break.
Call-in Procedure
Prospective Jurors are first required to check the Juror Reporting Instructions Line at (651) 266-8232 or click the Juror Reporting Instructions Tab on this page anytime over the weekend before your start date. You will need your Call in/Group Number from the upper right corner of your summons. You will receive instructions to see if your group number needs to report to the courthouse by 8:30 a.m. for orientation on the first day of your term of service.
 
During the term of service, prospective Jurors must check the Juror Reporting Instructions twice a day to receive further reporting instructions for your group number. The information is updated at 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Daily reporting times may vary, but the most common reporting times are 8:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.
 
Please pay close attention to the Juror Reporting Instructions, making sure to note the reporting times for your group number and any additional instructions.

ONLY REPORT TO THE COURTHOUSE WHEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY THE Juror Reporting Instructions.

Jurors who are not instructed to report to the courthouse for a particular day are not paid for that day and should plan work accordingly.

Prospective Jurors who have significant difficulties with the call-in procedure or scheduling conflicts should contact the Jury Office at (651) 266-8200 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday before your summons date to discuss alternatives. (Note: if the Friday is a court holiday, you must call by the last business day before the holiday.) You must speak with a live agent in order to make other arrangements.
Browse the tabs on this page for information about serving as a juror in Ramsey County. For Frequently Asked Questions, information about the juror questionnaire, and other general information visit the Statewide Jury Service Information page.

Jury Assembly Room, 30 Lower Level
Ramsey County Courthouse
15 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: (651) 266-8200
Fax: (651) 266-8138

Thank you for your service!

Ramsey County Courthouse is a secured facility and all visitors are subject to weapons screening upon entering.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items WILL be confiscated by security.

  • All weapons (firearms, bullets, knives, etc.)
  • Tasers
  • Tools (screwdriver, hammer, box cutter)
  • Aerosol spray (mace, pepper)
  • Finger nail files and clippers
  • Scissors
  • Needles (knitting, crochet hooks and hair pins)
  • Glass containers (perfume or food containers)
  • Metal utensils
  • Cameras (May have to demonstrate proper function)
Other items may be confiscated at the discretion of the Security Officer
 

Tips to reduce screening time

  • Use all available entrances
  • Remove jackets/coats, belts, watches and heavy jewelry before approaching the screening checkpoint. Place these items in the x-ray container.
  • Put all small items, including loose change, in a jacket/coat pocket, bag or briefcase. Loose metal items in pockets slows the screening process.
There is no secured storage available to jurors. Non-secure storage is available, but jurors are encouraged to keep all valuables with them.

 

Cell Phones

Cell phones and other wireless communication devices may be used when jurors are not in the courtroom or deliberations.

 

Laptops/Tablets

Ramsey County District Court allows jurors to bring and use a laptop computer or similar device while waiting in jury assembly area to be sent to a courtroom. The device(s) must be powered off and put away when in court. Wireless internet is available for use while in the jury assembly room.


Reading Materials

Jurors may bring books, magazines and newspapers, but may not read about any stories related to jury service. A limited number of donated books and magazines are available in the jury assembly room. Newspapers are not allowed in the courtroom.
 

Emergency Phone Number – (651) 266-8200

In an emergency, messages can be delivered to jurors using the number above. Court staff will answer this phone number from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff will relay a message to a juror as soon as possible.
 

Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the jury area.
 

Television

Jurors waiting for an assignment may watch television on a personal device or on our sole television with cable.
 

Work Room

A work room with two computers and several work stations with power outlets is available to jurors awaiting an assignment. Additional work spaces with power outlets are available in the main room as well. Space is first come, first served. Printers are not available.
This message is for jurors whose term begins on Monday, November 18, 2019, that were directed to check for reporting instructions for Monday morning. 

Please read carefully.
 
The following Call in / Group numbers must report to the Jury Assembly Room no later than 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 18th.

Call-in / Groups 300 - 329.

300                                                                    301                                                      302
303                                                                    304                                                      305
306                                                                    307                                                      308
309                                                                    310                                                      311
312                                                                    313                                                      314
315                                                                    316                                                      317
318                                                                    319                                                      320
321                                                                    322                                                      323
324                                                                    325                                                      326
327                                                                    328                                                      329

*If your Call-in / Group number is not listed above, you must check at 11:30 a.m. on Monday for reporting instructions for Monday afternoon.

Please note: This message is subject to change at any time up until the call in time noted above.
The Jury Assembly Room is located in the Ramsey County Courthouse:
Ramsey County Courthouse
Room 30, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102


Phone: (651) 266-8200
Fax: (651) 266-8138
 
Entering the Courthouse
All courthouse visitors must go through security screening.

The Ramsey County Courthouse has three public entrances:
 
Parking

Jurors must pay for their own parking.  There are three parking ramps on Wabasha St. within one block of the courthouse.

Do not park at a meter. Jurors will not be able to leave the courthouse or access a device during court to reload a meter.

Handicap street parking is limited to 4 hours and requires moving the vehicle over lunch. 

Visit the City of Saint Paul's website for a parking and skyway information.
 
Public Transportation
Metro Transit can provide bus and train schedules and Park and Ride locations.

A bus pass is included in the jury summons for the first-day only. No other passes are available from the Jury Office.

Jurors must arrange for their own transportation to jury service.