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. 

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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.

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!
Length of Service in Ramsey County
The length of service is one week OR until the conclusion of trial, whichever is longer. Court sessions normally last until 4:30 p.m.
 
On the first day of service jurors must report to the Jury Assembly Room at 8:30 a.m. for orientation:
Jury Assembly Room, 30 Lower Level
Ramsey County Courthouse
15 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
 
After the first day, the hours of service may vary. Jurors need to plan to be at the courthouse from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every day.
 
Jurors will be released when all cases scheduled for that day settle.
 
Jurors selected for service will receive specific instructions from the judge assigned to the case.
On-call Jurors
Jurors not assigned to a case by the END of the first day of service will be placed on call. On-call jurors must call in each evening of service to a message that will give instructions for the following day.

Jurors will either be required to report to the Courthouse or will have the day off.  A day off does NOT mean the jury service is over. Jurors will still be on call for the entire week and must call in each evening.

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.
 

Work Room

A work room with four 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 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. Jurors must arrange their own transportation for the remainder of their jury service.