Ramsey County Jury Service

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JURORS MUST BRING THEIR SUMMONS WITH EACH DAY OF JURY DUTY
 
ATTENTION: Jury scams have recently been reported. If you were summoned for jury service, initial contact will always be by U.S. Mail in the form of a juror summons from a county court.  The court will never contact you and ask you to pay a fine with a money card to avoid being arrested for missing jury service. If you receive a suspicious call asking for payment of a fine for missing jury service, please promptly contact your local Sheriff’s Office. 

Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea's message about jury scams »

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.
Length of Service in Ramsey County
Prospective Jurors are on-call for ONE WEEK. If selected for a trial lasting longer than a week, jurors are required to serve until the trial concludes. Daily court hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Jurors selected for a trial will receive specific reporting instructions from the judge trying the case.
On-call Jurors
Prospective Jurors are required to call the Juror Information Line at (651) 266-8232 after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the date of service shown on the summons form. You will need your Call in/Group Number from your summons. Follow the instructions on the message and make sure to listen to the entire recording for additional instructions.

ONLY REPORT TO THE COURTHOUSE WHEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO ON THE JUROR INFORMATION LINE.

On-call 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.

On-call Jurors must call twice a day as directed during their week of service until directed otherwise.

Prospective Jurors who have significant difficulties with being on-call should contact the Jury Office at (651) 266-8200 in advance of service to discuss alternatives.
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.

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.
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 may be used when jurors are not in the courtroom.

 

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.


Books and Magazines

Jurors may bring books and magazines or read the donated magazines and books available in the jury assembly room. Newspapers are not allowed in the courtroom.
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.