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Jury Service

Did you get a Summons to Jury Service in the Mail?

Complete Juror Questionnaire

If you previously opted into electronic notices and would like to opt out, you can change your preferences in the Juror Questionnaire.
 

NOTICE: COVID-19 Response

Criminal jury trials have resumed. No jury trials shall be held in civil cases before September 1, 2020.

District courts that have resumed criminal jury trials must comply with the Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, implement recommendations for Re-Starting Jury Trials during COVID-19. These documents address changes to facilities and protocols that must be followed to meet social distancing and safety needs, and were developed with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Courts are required to partner with local public health and criminal justice partners to ensure an environment with proper social distancing and safety measures.

If you have been summoned for jury service during this time, you must still complete your Juror Questionnaire according to the instructions on your summons. Please review the COVID-19 information on the County Jury Info Tab.
 

Jury Service Overview

The idea of a jury of our peers has been fundamental to the American justice system since its beginning. A group of six to 12 men and women from all sections of the community sit down together and hear a case of law. These individuals listen to the facts of the case, consult among themselves, and come to a verdict.

Jury Selection
Potential jurors are randomly selected from driver’s license, state identification (ID), and voter registration records. Jurors receive a summons that tells them to appear at the courthouse for jury service. The length of jury service depends on the county in which a juror lives, but service cannot exceed four months.

If you are summoned for service, you will become a member of a jury and take an oath before hearing the case. 

Qualifications for Jury Service
A prospective juror must be:
 
  1. A United States citizen;
  2. A resident of the county;
  3. At least 18 years old;
  4. Able to communicate in the English language;
  5. Physically and mentally capable of serving;
  6. A person who has had their civil rights restored if they have been convicted of a felony; and
  7. A person who has not served as a state or federal juror in the past four years.
Excusal from Jury Service
A person who has received a jury summons will be excused for any of the following reasons: 
 
  1. Not a citizen of the United States;
  2. Not a resident of the county;
  3. Not yet 18 years old;
  4. Unable to communicate in the English language;
  5. Has asked to be excused because of a physical or mental disability, and the court has determined that the disability cannot be accommodated so that the person can serve;
  6. Has been convicted of a felony and has not had their civil rights restored;
  7. Has served as a state or federal juror within the past four years; or
  8. Is a judge currently serving in the Judicial Branch of Minnesota Government.
A prospective juror who is 70 years of age or older can be excused without providing evidence of an inability to serve, but may choose to serve if able.


Types of Cases

Juries are called to hear two types of cases: civil and criminal.

Civil cases involve disputes between people or organizations. They may involve property or personal rights, such as landlord/tenant disputes, auto or personal injury accidents, product warranties, contract disputes, and harassment and employment disputes. 

The party that sues is called the plaintiff, while the party being sued is known as the defendant or respondent. The case begins when the plaintiff files a written complaint. The other party then generally disputes the claim by filing an answer.

Criminal Cases are filed on behalf of citizens by the State of Minnesota against individuals or corporations accused of committing crimes. In most cases, a prosecutor files a complaint, which explains the charges against the defendant. If the charge is brought by a grand jury, it is known as an indictment.

The person charged with an offense may admit the charge is true by entering a plea of guilty or may deny the charge by pleading not guilty.


How You Get Selected

Each year, the Minnesota Judicial Branch obtains names from a list of licensed drivers, state identification card holders, and registered voters residing in your county and compiles that information into a source list. The names of deceased persons, provided by the Department of Health, are removed from the source list. From that list, individuals are randomly selected by computer.

Important information if you are summoned for jury duty:

  • Face coverings are required to be worn in all court facilities. You may wear your own face covering or a disposable face covering provided by the court each day you report to the courthouse.
  • Contact the court and follow the reporting instructions for jury service if:
  • Many counties and cities have additional COVID-19 precautions in their government buildings, so check your local court webpage for additional information.

County Jury Information

Please select your county from the list below, and then use the "Go" button to see jury information specific to your county.


Aitkin (Ninth District)

Contact

Aitkin County Courthouse (Ninth District)
Aitkin County District Court
209 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN  56431
Phone: (218) 927-7350
Fax:  (218) 927-4535
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 927-7346
 

Directions

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Parking

Parking is free in the courthouse parking lots and on the streets.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Report to the Jury Assembly Room or check-in with Court Administration.

Second and Subsequent Days: Instructions will be given on the prior day of service as to when and where to report.

 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the courtroom. If you choose to bring your cell phone into the building with you, you will need to leave your cell phone in the jury room at all times and we do not have a way to secure your device while you are not in the jury room.
  • Magazines and other reading material are allowed in the assembly room.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Anoka (Tenth District)

Contact

Anoka County District Court Jury Office
Anoka County Courthouse
2100 Third Avenue
Second Floor Center Section
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 760-6583
Fax: (763) 712-3247
Juror Reporting Instructions: (763) 760-6590
 

Directions

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Directions to Anoka County Courthouse from the West: Take Hwy 10 East and take the Main Street/Greenhaven exit. Continue on Main Street and the Courthouse will be on the left.

Directions to the Anoka County Courthouse from the East: Take Hwy 10 West and take the Main Street/242 exit. Turn left at the stoplight onto Main Street. Go approximately 2 miles and the Courthouse will be on your right.
 

Parking

Public parking is available in the Anoka County Parking Ramp located on 4th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Jurors should use the public parking entrance and may park in any spot on the first level that does not indicate it is reserved.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 
You may not bring snacks or beverages through the metal detector. You are allowed to bring in an empty plastic container to fill at a later time. Snacks and beverages are allowed in the jury assembly room only. There are vending machines with snacks and beverages to the right of the jury assembly room.

Reporting Instructions

Anoka County utilizes a phone-in system to inform jurors when to report for service. Prospective jurors are assigned a 1 to 3-digit call-in group number, found on their summons and are instructed to call the Anoka County Jury Phone–In System at:
(763) 760-6590 during various times throughout their term of service. This 1 to 3-digit call-in group number will be used to find out if, when, and how to report for a trial. If called in to report for jury service, please report to:
Anoka County Courthouse
2100 Third Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303


Jury service terms in Anoka County are 2 weeks in length. If serving on a trial that lasts longer, jurors are required to serve until the trial concludes. Jurors must continue to call the Anoka County Jury Phone-In System at (763) 760-6590 during their jury service term for service instructions.

Normal hours for jurors are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone and leave it in the Jury assembly room.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Becker (Seventh District)

Contact

Office
Becker County Courthouse
913 Lake Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
Phone: (218) 846-7305
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 846-7265


Directions

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Parking

Public parking lots and on-street parking available

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

Please report to the jury assembly room by entering at the main entrance off of Lake Avenue.


Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones and other electronics are not allowed in the judicial wing or jury assembly room.  Please leave cell phone and electronics at home or in your vehicle.
  • Purses, bags and/or backpacks are no longer allowed.
  • Magazines and other reading material are allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Beltrami (Ninth District)

Contact

Beltrami County Judicial Center
Beltrami County District Court
600 Minnesota Avenue NW, Suite 108
Bemidji, MN 56601-3068
Phone: (218) 333-8375
Fax: (218) 333-4209
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 333-8045
 

Directions

Cases frequently settle prior to the trial date. Please call the jury line at (218) 333-8045 before reporting for jury duty. The message on our jury line will be updated as cases settle to keep you informed if you are still needed to report or if your report date has changed. Messages are available 24 hours a day and you should always call prior to leaving home or work on your report date as many times cases do settle at the last minute.

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Security Screening

No cell phones, pagers or electronic devices are allowed in the Judicial Center.
Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Please report promptly at 8:00 a.m. (doors will not be open until 7:30 a.m.). 
No cell phones, pagers, or electronic devices are allowed in the Judicial Center. 
Jury deliberations may go into the evening hours. Please make arrangements to accommodate this possibility.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the Courthouse. Please leave them at home or in your vehicle.
  • Magazines and other reading material may be brought into the courthouse.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Benton (Seventh District)

Contact

Benton County Court
Courts Facility Building
615 Hwy 23
Foley, MN 56329
Phone: (320) 968-5205
Juror Reporting Information: (320) 968-5224


Directions

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Parking

Parking is available in the large lot off of Hwy 23 by the Courts Facility Building. You will enter through the main doors on the south side of the building; there is a security check through that entrance.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Check in with security, they will direct you to the jury assembly room. Once there, please sign your name on the jury roster so we can verify your attendance. Further instructions will be given by the bailiff or court staff.
Second and Subsequent Days: This process will be the same as the first day reporting unless you have received different instructions from court staff or the bailiff.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, cell phones are not allowed in court. Benton County has lockers to store phones and personal belongings.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use. No electronic devices will be allowed in the courtroom.  Lockers are provided to store personal belongings including laptops or tablets.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Big Stone (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Big Stone County Courthouse
20 Second Street SE
Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-2536
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 839-2537
 

Directions 

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Parking

Parking lot or side street parking is available. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First day: 3rd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.
Second and subsequent days: 3rd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted. 
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Blue Earth (Fifth District)

Contact

Blue Earth (Fifth District)
Blue Earth County Justice Center
401 Carver Road
PO BOX 347
Mankato MN 56002-0347
Phone: (507) 304-4685, (507) 304-4693, (507) 304-4694, (507) 304-4697
Fax: (507) 304-4700
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 304-4665
 

Directions

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Parking

Free parking is available at the Justice Center.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

Listen to the Jury Line for instructions.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room.  However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must put it in a locker.
  • Magazines and other reading material may be brought to the jury assembly room.
  • Laptop computers or tablets; there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

Brown (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Building Brown County Courthouse
Address, Floor 14 South State Street, 3rd Floor
Room – Jury Room
New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone: (507) 233-6670
Juror Line: (507) 354-9030
 

Directions

Located on the corner of Center Street and State Street.
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Parking

Public parking lot and street parking located on First Street South and on State Street.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Reporting instructions are given on the recording and are specific to each case.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted; however, no newspapers.
  • Laptop computers or tablets are not allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Carlton (Sixth District)

Contact

Office
Carlton County Court Administration
301 Walnut Avenue
Carlton, MN 55718
Phone: (218) 384-9583 or (218) 384-9578
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 384-9104
 

Directions

Coming North

Follow I-35 N to MN 210E/E Hwy 210
Take exit 235 from I-35 N
Follow MN-210E/E Hwy 210 to 3rd St in Carlton
301 Walnut Avenue, Carlton, MN 55718
 

Coming South

Follow I-35 S
Take exit 239 from MN-45 toward Scanlon/Cloquet
Turn onto MN-45 S/Scanlon way (signs for Carlton/Wrenshall)
Continue to 301 Walnut Avenue, Carlton, MN 55718
 

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Parking

Parking is available in the South and North parking lots.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.  

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Jury information line (218) 384-9104 is updated every Friday at 11:00 a.m. and gives instruction for the following week.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Carver (First District)

Contact

Office
Carver County Justice Center
Court Administration
604 East Fourth Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Main Phone: (952) 361-1420, press jury option
Juror Reporting Information: (952) 361-1455 or (952) 361-1456


Directions

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Parking

Ample free parking in the surface lot or on street unless otherwise posted.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

It is very important that you call as instructed. If you do not call and/or report when instructed; you will be listed as a FAILURE TO APPEAR. A court order may be issued for you summoning you to the courthouse for a special hearing to explain to the judge why you failed to appear, or a warrant for your arrest may be ordered by the court. Consequences that may be imposed for failing to appear for jury duty include fines or incarceration.

First Day: In order to minimize jurors' time away from their normal daily activities, the Carver County Jury Management staff brings jurors to the courthouse only when efforts to settle or plead out a case have been unsuccessful. Your jury summons will indicate when to start calling the Jury Information line. You are required to call (952) 361-1455 or (952) 361-1456 daily at 11:30 a.m. starting on Tuesday of the first week of your jury service for a recorded message directing you when to report. The recording will identify you by your assigned group number only.

Second and Subsequent Days: There is absolutely no way to determine in advance what days you will be asked to report for jury duty during your term of service. You will be asked to call late in the morning and then may be instructed to report for an afternoon court session. You must be available to report every day of your term. Carver County Petit Jury terms, normally, last for two (2) weeks. However, no person is required to continue to serve after that person has reported to the courthouse for ten (10) days or after the completion of one trial, whichever is longer.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use; however, these items are not allowed in the courtroom.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Cass (Ninth District)

Contact

Cass County Courthouse
Cass County District Court
300 Minnesota Avenue
PO Box 3000
Walker, MN 56484 
Phone: (218) 547-7200
Fax:  (218) 547-1904
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 547-9600 or (888) 547-5879 
 

Directions

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Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated.

Reporting Instructions

Cases frequently settle prior to the trial date, so please call (218) 547-9600 or (888) 547-5879 the day prior to your report date after 5:00 p.m., to see if the trial has settled. You will hear a recorded message with instructions and the trial status. Do not leave a message at this number. You will need to call (218) 547-7200 during business hours with questions.
 

Please sign in on the 3rd floor of the courthouse. The bailiff will be present to have you sign in and direct you to the jury room.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

Chippewa (Eighth District)

Contact

Chippewa County Court Administration Office
Chippewa County Courthouse
629 North 11th Street, Suite 9
Second Floor
Montevideo, MN 56265
Phone: (320) 269-7774
Juror Line: (320) 269-7774
 

Directions

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Parking

Parking lots surrounding the courthouse.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. 
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day: report on date and time indicated in your mailed notice. Second and Subsequent Days: as directed by the judge.

 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

Chisago (Tenth District)

Contact

Office
Chisago County District Court
Chisago County Government Center
313 N Main St, Room 358
Center City, MN 55012
Phone: (651) 213-8650
Juror Reporting Instructions: (651) 213-8245
Fax: (651) 213-8651
 
Any postponement, excusal, or conflict date requests must be made in writing and submitted with the summons questionnaire or to Chisago County Court Administration in person, by mail, or by fax.
 

Directions

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Parking

Free parking is available on the south and east sides of the Chisago County Government Center. Accessible parking spaces are available on the east side near the main entrance.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to the courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at the security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Jury service in Chisago County is a term of one month (first Monday of the month-first Monday of the following month). Trials are usually set for the first 2 or 3 weeks of the month, but may occasionally be set outside of that time. Normal hours for jurors are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Chisago County utilizes a phone-in system to inform jurors when to report for service.  Prospective jurors are instructed to call the Chisago County Jury Message Line at (651) 213-8245 starting after 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before their first day of service and continuing throughout their term of service. This message will either list when, where, and who needs to report or inform prospective jurors when to call again.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the courtroom. It is recommended that these items are left home or in a secured vehicle. If these items are brought into the courthouse, you will be asked to turn them off and they will be collected and kept securely behind the Court Administration counter while you are serving. These items may be retrieved during breaks. A public phone is available if needed and jurors can be notified of emergencies via Court Administration at (651) 213-8650.
  • Magazines and other reading material are allowed.
  • A refrigerator is available in the Jury Assembly room for jurors who wish to bring lunch or snacks.
  • Food, gum, and hats are not allowed inside the courtroom. Jurors may bring beverages with a cover with them into the courtroom.
  • Outerwear coats, hats, and large bags must be left in the Jury Assembly Room.
  • It is recommended that jurors dress in layers as temperatures may vary. Casual dress is acceptable.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Clay (Seventh District)

Contact

Office
Clay County Court Administration
807 11th Street North
1st Floor
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: (218) 299-7528
Juror Information Line: (218) 299-7306
 

Directions

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Parking

Parking is available in the parking lot in front of the courthouse and also the west parking lot behind the Law Enforcement Center.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

Once you have gone through security, you will be directed to the jury assembly room. Please bring your jury summons with you.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • You may bring magazines and other reading material (no newspapers).

  • Cell phones, laptop computers, and tablets are not allowed in the courthouse.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Clearwater (Ninth District)

Contact

Clearwater County Courthouse
Clearwater County District Court

213 Main Avenue, #303
Bagley, MN 56621
Phone: (218) 694-6177
Fax:  (218) 694-6213
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 694-1179 
 

Directions

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Parking

Parking is free in the courthouse parking lots and on the streets. Please be aware of two hour parking signs in the parking lots.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Please listen to the jury line the night before your report date to determine if you need to report.
Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you received from the judge or court administration. 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones and laptops are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • You may bring magazines and other reading material.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Cook (Sixth District)

Contact

Office
Cook County Court Administration
411 W 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218) 387-3610
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 387-3656
 

Directions

From Highway 61, go north on 5th Ave W, 2 blocks. Courthouse is on the right.

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Parking

Parking is available in the parking lot or on the street on the other side of the building.

Security Screening 

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Length of jury service: 4 months - call in every Monday after 5:00 p.m. for instructions for the week: (218) 387-3656.

First Day: sign in at table in lobby, further instruction will be given.
Second and Subsequent Days: instruction will be given prior to leaving on the previous day.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Cottonwood (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Cottonwood County District Court
900 Third Avenue
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: (507) 831-4551
Juror Line: (507) 832-8854
 

Directions

Jury room is located on the third floor of the Cottonwood County Courthouse

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Parking

Parking lot on south side of courthouse and on-street parking.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

Signs at the courthouse will direct you where to go on the day of service.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Crow Wing (Ninth District)

Contact

Crow Wing County Court Administration
Crow Wing County Judicial Center
213 Laurel Street, Suite 11
Brainerd, MN  56401
Phone: (218) 824-1310
Fax:  (218) 824-1311
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 855-4100
 

Directions

Map »
 

Parking

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day – please report to the Jury Assembly Room on the 1st floor or check-in with Court Administration.

Second and Subsequent Days – instructions will be given on the prior day of service as to when and where to report.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the building
  • Magazines and other reading material
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Dakota (First District)

Contact

Jury Management
Dakota County Justice Center
1560 Hwy 55
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 438-8342
Juror Reporting Instructions: (651) 438-8181 
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Ample free parking is available in the surface lot unless otherwise posted.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

After 5:00 p.m. the Friday before your two-week term starts, please check Dakota County Juror Reporting Information or call the Juror Reporting Information Line.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated. Please refer to Dakota County Point of Entry Security Screening Information.

Dodge (Third District)

Contact

Dodge County Court Administration
Dodge County Courthouse
22 6th St East
Mantorville, MN 55955
Phone: (507) 308-7002
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 624-7009
 

Directions

Map »


Parking     


Courthouse Parking Lot


Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day

Second and Subsequent Days

 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.

  • Magazines and other reading material is permitted.

  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Douglas (Seventh District)

Contact

Office
Douglas County Court Administration
Physical Address: 720 Elm Street
Mailing Address: 305 8th Ave West
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: (320) 762-3033
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 762-2929
 

Directions

Map » 
 

Parking

Public street parking and parking lots are available.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Please report to the Courts Entrance located at the physical address listed above – east of courthouse off of Elm Street.                     
You will need to bring a valid picture identification card and your summons letter with you.              
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones/electronics are NOT allowed past security screening. Small lockers are available for your use before screening however we would encourage you to leave personal items and electronics either at home or in your vehicle.
  • Magazines and other reading material are allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as pocket knives, scissors, corkscrews, knitting needles, etc., as they may be confiscated.

Faribault (Fifth District)

Faribault County Court Administration
415 North Main 
P. O. Box 130 
Blue Earth, MN  56013-0130 
Jury Information Line: (507) 526-6270  
Phone: (507) 526-6273
Fax: (507) 526-3054


Voir Dire: Jury Selection

Potential jurors are randomly selected from driver’s license, state ID, and voter registration records.  The length of jury service depends on the county in which a juror lives, but cannot exceed four months.  Jurors receive a summons that tells them to appear at the courthouse for jury service.

When a jury case is called, court administrators randomly choose potential jurors and send them to a courtroom for interviews, known as voir dire [vwahr deer].  In the courtroom, you will learn more about the case and be questioned by the judge and attorneys so they may determine whether you are qualified to serve.  Depending on the type of case or the procedures used in your county, you may be questioned individually or in a group.  If you feel you should not serve as a juror, or if you know the parties, witnesses or attorneys involved in the case, tell the judge and attorneys as soon as possible.

During the interview, an attorney may challenge for cause if the attorney feels that a potential juror cannot be fair and impartial.  The judge must then decide whether to allow the challenge and excuse the juror.  Attorneys may also excuse a juror by using a peremptory challenge, which does not require the attorney to give a reason for excusing a juror.  Do not take offense if you are challenged.  This is a normal part of voir dire.

If you are not excused, you will become a member of the jury and will take an oath before hearing the case.  In criminal cases, alternate jurors may be assigned to a case.

Fillmore (Third District)

Contact

Office
Fillmore County Court Administration
Fillmore County Courthouse
101 Fillmore Street
Preston, MN 55965
Phone: (507) 765-6021
Juror Reporting Line: (507) 765-6046
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

On-street parking or parking located on the east side of the courthouse is available. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Call the jury line the night before as stated in your jury notice.

Second and Subsequent Days: Call the jury line the night or appear as directed by the court.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • ​Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted. 
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Freeborn (Third District)

Contact

Freeborn (Third District)
Freeborn County Court Administration
411 South Broadway
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: (507) 668-6014
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 668-6031
 

Directions

Go to the second floor of the courthouse building.

Map » 
 

Parking

Parking is available in a lot to the west of the courthouse. There is another free city parking lot at the northeast corner of the courthouse.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: You will go through security on the second floor of the courthouse. You will be directed to the end of the hall where a bailiff will be waiting and you will sign in.
Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones and laptops are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • You may bring magazines and other reading material.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Goodhue (First District)

Jury Management

Goodhue County Justice Center
Court Administration
454 W 6th Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
Phone: (651) 267-4803 or (651) 267-4814
Juror Reporting Instructions Line (Recorded Message): (651) 385-3050 or (800) 843-6689
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Parking is available in the Justice Center parking lot off of 6th Street or in the parking lot across the street from the Justice Center.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

After 4:30 p.m. the Friday before your report date, please call the Goodhue County Juror Reporting line: (651) 385-3050 or (800) 843-6689.

Again after 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before your report date, please call the Juror Reporting Line.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Grant (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Grant County Courthouse
10 Second Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Phone: (218) 685-8282
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 685-8284 
 

Directions

Map »
 

Parking

Parking lot or side street parking is available. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First day: 3rd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.
Second and subsequent days: 3rd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Hennepin (Fourth District)

Contact

Hennepin Jury Office
Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th Street, Floor C-24
Jury Assembly Room
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Phone: (612) 348-3158
Jury Reporting Instructions: Hennepin County Jury Service page


Directions

Map »

 

Houston (Third District)

Contact

Court Administrator’s Office

Houston County Justice Center
306 South Marshall Street
Suite 2100
Caledonia, MN  55921
Phone: (507) 724-7002
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 507-724-7012

 

Directions

The Court Administrator’s Office is located in the Houston County Justice Center, 2nd floor, 1st office on the right at 306 South Marshall Street, Caledonia, MN  55921. Please do not confuse the Houston County Justice Center with the old Historic Courthouse.  The entrance of the Justice Center is on the south side of the building with parking immediately in front of the building. 
 

Parking

Parking is available immediately in front of the Houston County Justice Center. There is also available parking on East South Street; South Pine Street and South Kingston Street if the lot is full.


Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

 

Reporting Instructions

Jurors are instructed to the call the juror line only when they are given a specific date/time to appear. There is no need to call the juror line daily unless you are specifically instructed to do so.

 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room.  However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.

  • Magazines and other reading material are allowed

  • Laptop computers or tablets; There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening.  Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Hubbard (Ninth District)

Contact

Hubbard County Court Administration
Hubbard County Courthouse
301 Court Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470 
Phone: (218) 732-5286
Fax:  (218) 732-0137
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 732-2303 
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Parking is free in the courthouse parking lots and on the streets.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Please listen to the jury line the night before your report date to determine if you need to report. 
Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you received from the judge or court administration.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones and laptops are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • You may bring magazines and other reading material.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.
     

Isanti (Tenth District)

Contact

Isanti County Court Administration
Isanti County Government Center
555 18th Avenue SW (2nd Floor)
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-2292
Fax: (763) 689-8340
Juror Reporting Instructions: (763) 290-7019
 

Directions

Map »


COVID-19

With ongoing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements, we have taken the necessary steps to ensure your safety. We will require the proper social distancing of 6 feet, provide hand sanitizer, gloves, and face coverings (you may bring your own, if you wish), and all surfaces will be disinfected prior to your arrival. If you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please do not come in. Call to be moved to a new term.

You are encouraged to watch the short Juror Orientation video. Please read the Jury Handbook at the same location.

You may bring sealed beverages or sealed snacks or an empty water bottle to fill one time.
Please refer to your Summons and the Jury page for additional information.

Thank you for your service!

Parking

Free surface lots and on-street parking is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Isanti County utilizes a phone-in system to inform jurors when to report for service. Prospective jurors are assigned a call-in group number, found on their summons and are instructed to call the Isanti County Jury Line at (763) 689-8103 during various times throughout their term of service. This call-in group number will be used to find out if, when, and how to report for a trial. If called in to report for jury service, please report to:
Isanti County Government Center
555 18th Avenue SW
Cambridge, MN 55008


Jurors remain in service for one month, but trials are normally set for the first two weeks of each month. However, there may be times occasionally when a trial will continue past the end of the two weeks.

Normal working hours for jurors are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., but you could be asked to stay beyond 4:30 p.m. if you are participating in a trial and should plan accordingly. 
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Itasca (Ninth District)

Contact

Itasca County Court Administration
Itasca County Courthouse
123 4th Street NE
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: (218) 327-2870
Fax:  (218) 327-2897
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 327-2800 
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Parking is available in the two lots on the east side of the courthouse. Parking is also available on the streets around the courthouse but all parking restrictions do apply.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. Courthouse doors are unlocked at 8 a.m. so you will not be able to enter the building until that time.


Reporting Instructions

First Day -- when you report on the first day, please come to the third floor of the courthouse.  Signage, bailiffs and/or court staff will be available to direct you to the correct area.  

Second and Subsequent Days -- if jury selection takes more than one day or a jury is impaneled, instructions on reporting times and other information will be provided before you leave.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must turn off your cell phone. The court does not provide chargers so please bring your own if needed.

  • Magazines and other reading materials: you are welcome to bring your own reading material as long as it does not contain information related to local court matters-including the case you may be asked to hear.

  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors or corkscrews as they may be confiscated.

Jackson (Fifth District)

Contact

Court Administrator’s Office
Jackson County Courthouse, Top Floor
405 4th Street
Jackson, MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4400
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 847-6852
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Public parking is available around the courthouse or across the street in any of the parking lots around the courthouse.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

You will receive jury orientation the first day you are instructed to report for jury duty. You must call the juror information line at (507) 847-6852 every weekend and follow the instructions in the message.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are NOT allowed.
  • Magazines and reading material, other than newspapers, are allowed.
  • Laptop computers or tablets are NOT allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Kanabec (Tenth District)

Contact

Kanabec County District Court
Kanabec County Courthouse
18 North Vine Street, Room 318
Mora, MN 55051
Phone: (320) 679-6400
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 679-6410
 

Directions

Map »

COVID-19

With ongoing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements, we have taken the necessary steps to ensure your safety. We will require the proper social distancing of 6 feet, provide hand sanitizer, gloves, and face coverings (you may bring your own, if you wish), and all surfaces will be disinfected prior to your arrival. If you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please do not come in. Call to be moved to a new term.

You are encouraged to watch the short Juror Orientation video.  Please read the Jury Handbook at the same location.

You may bring sealed beverages or sealed snacks or an empty water bottle to fill one time.
Please refer to your Summons and the Jury page for additional information.

Thank you for your service!

Parking

Public parking is available in the front of the courthouse on East Maple Avenue or any side streets to the Kanabec County Government Center. The public entrance is off of East Maple Avenue.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Kanabec County utilizes a phone in system to inform jurors when to report for service. Prospective jurors are assigned a group number found on the summons and are instructed to call the Jury Phone-In System at (320) 679-6410 after 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before their term begins to find out if they need to report for trial. Instructions on the jury line will indicate further details for reporting in.

Second and Subsequent Days: The jury term is one week in Kanabec County. We utilize the phone in system for subsequent days’ notification. The jurors are required to call in each day until the message tells them their service is complete.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Kandiyohi (Eighth District)

Contact

Kandiyohi County Courthouse
505 Becker Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 231-6206
Jury Reporting Instructions: (320) 231-6540
Fax: (320) 231-6276
 

Directions

The Courthouse is located at the corner of 5th Street and Becker Avenue in downtown Willmar.

Map »

Parking

Juror parking is provided in a number of city parking lots adjacent to the courthouse.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

A recorded message provides jurors with specific reporting information. Jurors are asked to call (320) 231-6540 each weekend during their term of jury service. The message will be available from 5:00 p.m. on Friday to 8:00 a.m. on Monday. Jurors may call anytime during that period. A juror may be placed on standby and directed to call on a specific weekday during that week. If a juror is unable to reach the recorded jury message or needs assistance, they should call (320) 231-6206 during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.

  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.

  • Laptop computers or tablets:There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Kittson (Ninth District)

Contact

Kittson County Court Administration

Kittson County Courthouse
410 South 5th Street, Suite 204
Hallock, MN 56728
Phone: (218) 843-3632
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 585-2043
Fax:  (218) 843-3634
 

Directions  

Map »

Parking

Park in main parking lot or street parking whichever is available.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.  
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day - report to Court Administration for check in.
Second and Subsequent Days - report to Court Administration for check in.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Koochiching (Ninth District)

Contact

Koochiching County Court Administration
Koochiching County Courthouse
715 4th Street
International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: (218) 283-1160
Fax:  (218) 283-1162
Juror Line: Please refer to your juror letter for the correct phone number to call to verify attendance.
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Parking is available in the attached public lot south of the courthouse building. Some parking is also available on the streets around the courthouse but all parking restrictions do apply.


Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

 

Reporting Instructions

First Day - Please come to the main courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse. You will need to go through a security check before entering the courtroom. Further instructions will be provided as you are clearing security.

Second and Subsequent Days - If jury selection goes into a second day or the jury is impaneled, you will be given instructions on reporting, etc. before you depart on the first day.


Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must turn off your cell phone. The court does not provide chargers so please bring your own if needed.

  • Magazines and other reading material: You are welcome to bring your own reading material as long as it does not contain information related to local court matters-including the case you may be asked to hear.

  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors or corkscrews as they may be confiscated.

Lac Qui Parle (Eighth District)

Lac qui Parle County Court Admin Office
Lac qui Parle County Courthouse
600 6th Street, Suite 11
Upper Floor
Madison, MN 56256
Phone: (320) 295-4000
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 295-4000
 

Directions

Map »
 

Parking

There is a parking lot, and street parking is available surrounding the courthouse.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated.  

Reporting Instructions

First Day: report on date and time indicated in your mailed notice.

Second and Subsequent Days: as directed by the judge.  
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

Lake (Sixth District)

Contact

Office
Lake County Courthouse
601 3rd Ave.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone: (218) 834-8330
Juror Reporting Line: (218) 834-8329
 

Directions

Map »
 

Parking

There is parking in front of the courthouse and attached Law Enforcement Center building.  The elevator access can be found by entering the building through the Law Enforcement Center.  The jury lounge is on the second floor of the courthouse building.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. 

Reporting Instructions

Lake County has a 4-month jury term. However, this does not mean that you will need to serve each day during your term.

You must call the Jury Information Line every Monday after 5:00 p.m. beginning the first Monday of your term to obtain reporting instructions for that week. When calling, please have your group number ready. When jurors are instructed to report, they will be listed by group number only. No individual names will be listed. The group number is located next to the bar code number on the bottom portion of your summons. If you do not have your summons, please call (218) 834-8330 to obtain your group number. Failure to call or appear may result in you being found in contempt of court.

Correspondence with additional information specific to your juror service in Lake County will be sent a week or so prior to your term begin date, which will include a form for requesting time off due to vacations, doctor appointments, etc.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Lake of the Woods (Ninth District)

Contact

Lake of the Woods County Court Administration
Lake of the Woods County Courthouse
206 8th Avenue SE, #250
Baudette, MN 56623
Phone: (218) 634-1451
Fax: (218) 634-9444
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 357-7076
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Park in main parking lot or street parking (whichever is available).


Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.


Reporting Instructions

First Day - report to Court Administration for check in.
Second and Subsequent Days - report to Court Administration for check in.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews, or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Le Sueur (First District)

Contact

Le Sueur County Justice Center
435 E. Derrynane Street, Suite 2400
Le Center, MN 56057
Phone: (507) 357-8260
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 357-8260 or Le Sueur County Juror Reporting  Information »
 

Directions

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Parking

There is visitor parking on the west side of the building.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Your jury service is for a period of four (4) months beginning on the date noted on your summons. It is not necessary to report the first day of your term. You will receive a subsequent letter when you are selected for jury trial. Once you receive a letter, please follow the reporting instructions which are provided.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Lincoln (Fifth District)

Contact

Lincoln County District Court
319 North Rebecca
PO Box 15
Ivanhoe, MN 56142 - 0015
Phone: (507) 694-1355
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507)-694-1505
 

Directions

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Parking

Free surface lot and on-street parking available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: You will check in with court administration who will direct you to a back jury room.
Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Lyon (Fifth District)

Contact

Lyon County District Court
Lyon County Government Center
607 West Main
Marshall, MN  56258
Phone: (507) 537-6734

Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 537-6103

Directions

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Parking

Free surface lot and on-street parking is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Go to the third floor. You will go through court security and check in with court staff at the jury kiosks.
Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Mahnomen (Ninth District)

Mahnomen County District Court
Mahnomen County Courthouse
311 North Main
Mahnomen, MN 56557
Phone: (218) 935-2251
Fax:  (218) 935-2851
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 936-3579
 

Directions

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Parking

Parking is free in the courthouse parking lots and on the streets.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day: A bailiff will greet you at the main entrance and direct you to the correct location.

Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you received from the judge or court administration.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • You may bring magazines and other reading material.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Marshall (Ninth District)

Contact

Marshall County Court Administration
Marshall County Courthouse
208 E Colvin, Suite 18
Warren, MN 56762
Phone: (218) 745-4921
Fax: (218) 745-4343
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 357-7079 option 1
 

Directions

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Parking

Park in main parking lot or street parking whichever is available.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day – report to Court Administration for check in.
Second and Subsequent Days – report to Court Administration for check in.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews, or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Martin (Fifth District)

Contact

Court Administrator’s Office
Security Building, 2nd Floor
201 Lake Ave.
Fairmont, MN 56031
Phone: (507) 238-3249
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 238-3203
 

Directions

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Parking

Public parking around the courthouse, in the parking lot in front of the security building or the parking lot directly across the street from the courthouse. Please do NOT park in the parking lot across the street from the security building.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

You will receive jury orientation the first day you are instructed to report for jury duty. You must call the juror information line at (507) 238-3203 every weekend and follow the instructions in the message.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the courthouse.
  • Magazines and reading material, other than newspapers, are allowed.
  • Laptop computers or tablets are not allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

McLeod (First District)

Contact

Court Administration – Jury Managers
McLeod County Courthouse
830-11th Street East, Room 106
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: (320) 864-1278
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 864-1279 or McLeod County Juror Reporting Information »

 

Directions

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Parking

Park in the lot on east side of McLeod County Courthouse off of 10th Street.
Ample street parking is available on the north side of McLeod County Courthouse on 11th Street.

Security Screening 

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First day: Call or check the website between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the day before you are scheduled to report. Be sure you know your group number when calling in.
Second and Subsequent Days: You will be informed by the court each day of the trial.

Failure to report for jury duty will result in your appearing before the court at a special hearing to explain to the judge why you failed to appear. A fine or other sanctions can be imposed.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Meeker (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Meeker County Courthouse
325 North Sibley Ave Floor 5
Hearing Room
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: (320) 693-5230
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 693-5230 
 

Directions

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Parking

Street parking and lot parking is available in the back by the sheriff’s department.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: please report to the 5th floor hearing room outside court administration. A jury bailiff will greet you and gather your information.
Second and Subsequent Days: the judge will instruct you on where and when to report on all subsequent days of trial.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews, or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Mille Lacs (Seventh District)

Contact

Mille Lacs County Justice Center
225 6th Avenue SE
Milaca, MN 56353      
Phone: (320) 983-8313
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 983-8313
 

Directions

Map »

The Mille Lacs County Justice Center is located 2 blocks north of Highway 23 and two blocks west of Highway 169. The Justice Center is located between the Historic Courthouse and Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department. Enter the building from the 6th Avenue Southeast (SE) entrance.

Parking

Free parking is available on all sides of the Justice Center, most commonly found on 6th Avenue SE and 7th Ave SE.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any items that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at the security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Report to the Justice Center as directed.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones and other electronics are not allowed in the building. Please leave all cell phones, and other electronics in your car or at home.

  • Magazines and other reading material are welcomed while you wait to be called into the courtroom.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they will be confiscated.

Morrison (Seventh District)

Contact

Office
Morrison County Court Administration
213 SE 1st Avenue
Little Falls MN 56345
Phone: (320) 632-0327
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 632-0333
 

Directions

Map »


Parking

Public parking lots are available.


Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

Please report directly to the jury assembly room located on the second floor of the courthouse.


Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted. 
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening.  Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Mower (Third District)

Contact

Mower County Court Administration          
Mower County Justice Center
201 2nd Ave NE, 2nd Floor
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: (507) 509-7013
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 509-7035
 

Directions

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Parking

Please use public parking lots to the west of the building and be sure to use the juror parking pass in driver’s side windshield.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are allowed.
  • Laptop computers or tablets are allowed. There is wireless internet in the Justice Center and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening.  Purses/bags are discouraged and subject to search. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Murray (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Murray County District Court
2500 28th Street
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-6148
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 836-1129
 

Directions

The jury room is located on the main floor of the Murray County Courthouse.

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Parking

On-street parking is available.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Signs at the courthouse will direct you where to go.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Nicollet (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Nicollet County Government Center
501 South Minnesota Ave
3rd Floor, Jury Room
St Peter, MN 56082
Phone: (507) 934-7850
Juror Line: (507) 934-4486
 

Directions

Located on the corner of Mulberry Street and Minnesota Ave (or HWY 169).

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Parking

A public parking lot and street parking is located on Mulberry Street.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Reporting instructions are given on the recording and are specific to each case. 
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the jury assembly room or courtroom.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted – NO NEWSPAPERS.
  • Laptop computers and tablets are not allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Nobles (Fifth District)

Contact

Nobles County District Court
Prairie Justice Center
1530 Airport Road
Worthington, MN 56187
Phone: (507) 350-3015
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 350-3010

Directions

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Parking

Free surface lot parking available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Go to Courtroom C.
Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones and laptops are not allowed through our security checkpoint.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Norman (Ninth District)

Contact

Norman County District Court
Norman County Courthouse
16 3rd Avenue East
Ada, MN 56510
Phone: (218) 784-5458
Fax:  (218) 784-3110
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 784-5465
 

Directions

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Parking

A free surface parking lot is available. Additional parking is in front of the courthouse. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Please check in with court administration to find out where to go.
Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptops are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • You may bring magazines and other reading material.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Olmsted (Third District)

Contact

Olmsted County (Third District)
Olmsted County Government Center
151 4th Street SE
6th Floor Jury Manager Office
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 722-7327
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 722-7328
 

Directions

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Parking

Juror parking is available in the numbered spots in the Government Center South parking lot, which is located directly across the street from the Government Center on the south side of 4th Street SE (in front of the Government Center Annex/Work Release Facility). Overflow parking is available in the lot directly behind/south of the Holiday Gas Station, which is located at the corner of 4th Street SE and 4th Avenue SE. To park in either lot, you will need to display your juror summons.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Call the juror line at (507) 722-7328 after 4:30 p.m. the Friday before your term begins and after 4:30 p.m. each day thereafter until your service is over to know whether you need to report in person to the courthouse.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • ​Cell phones are allowed in the courthouse. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading materials are allowed.
  • Laptop computers or tablets are also allowed. There is wireless internet in the courthouse and electrical outlets for your use. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn them off.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Otter Tail (Seventh District)

Contact

Otter Tail County Courthouse
Otter Tail Court Administration
3rd Floor
121 W. Junius Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: (218) 998-8420
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 998-8456

Directions

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Parking

Jurors are allowed to park in the 1 or 2 hour parking spots near the courthouse or in the church parking lot on the west side of the courthouse. The only place jurors cannot park are in the lots or parking spots that are designated Law Enforcement Parking Only. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse. 

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Report to the 3rd floor of the Otter Tail County Courthouse promptly at 8:45 a.m., or as instructed on the jury line message.  Jurors will check in on the Court’s jury kiosk – jurors should bring their Jury Summons with barcode with them to enhance the efficiency of the check-in process. Once checked in, jurors will be directed to the jury assembly room for jury orientation. They will be escorted to the appropriate courtroom when the jury trial is ready to proceed.

Second and Subsequent Days: Follow instructions given by the judge at the end of the previous day as to where to report on the second and subsequent days. Jurors will check in on the Court’s jury kiosk – jurors should bring their Jury Summons with barcode with them to enhance the efficiency of the check-in process.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Beverages and all electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, beepers, smart watches, etc.) are not allowed in the courtroom while serving on jury duty. These devices should be left at home or in your car. (Coffee and bottled water are provided by the Court)
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening.  Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

General Information

Jury deliberation may go into the evening hours, so jurors should make arrangements to accommodate this possibility. Jurors will receive further information about jury service at orientation when reporting on the first day. There will be opportunity to ask questions at that time.

There are times when cases are settled prior to the trial date; therefore, it is important that jurors call the jury line number after 5:00 p.m. the night before the trial, or the morning of the trial before leaving for the courthouse. There will be a message that tells jurors the status of the trial, as well as provides instructions with regard to the need to report for jury duty as summoned. 

Jurors will need to know the courtroom they are assigned to before calling the jury line for trial status. This information can be found in the letter from Court Administration. This voice message service will not take messages.

Pennington (Ninth District)

Contact

Pennington County District Court
Pennington County Justice Center
141 Main Avenue South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: (218) 684-7000
Fax: (218) 681-0907
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 684-7008
 

Directions

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Parking

Municipal Lot 2, located south of the Postal Office on 121 LaBree Ave, Thief River Falls.
Municipal Lot 3, located at the Floyd B. Olson Park, 201 2nd Street W, Thief River Falls.
Please do not park on Main Street or you may receive a parking ticket since it is reserved for emergency vehicles only.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and all weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Please refer to your juror summons for specific reporting instructions.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, you are not allowed to take your cell phone into the courtroom. You will also be required to give your cell phone to the bailiff during juror deliberations.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews, or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Pine (Tenth District)

Contact

Office
Pine County Court Administration
Pine County Courthouse
635 Northridge Drive NW
Suite 320
Pine City, MN 55063
Phone: (320) 591-1500
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 591-1518 or (800) 204-0636
 

Directions

Directions to Pine County Courthouse from the North: Follow I-35 S to exit 171. Turn Left onto Pine County 11/Henriette Rd NW. Turn Left on Northridge Drive NW.
Directions to Pine County Courthouse from the South: Follow I-35 N to exit 171. Turn Right onto Pine County 11/Henriette Rd NW. Turn left onto Northridge Drive NW.

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Parking

A free surface lot is located in front of the courthouse, and on-street parking is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 
Snacks and beverages are allowed in the jury assembly room only.
 

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Pine County utilizes a phone-in system to inform jurors when to report for service.  Prospective jurors are instructed to call the jury information line at (320) 591-1518 or (800) 204-0636 after 5:00 p.m. the night before the first day of service for information on time and place to appear. Do not report for jury service unless you are instructed to do so by the jury information line. You will not receive a call, text, or an email. It is your responsibility to call the recorded message line (320) 591-1518, after 5:00 p.m. the night before your two-week term starts. 

Second and Subsequent Days: Jury service terms in Pine County are two weeks in length. If serving on a trial that lasts longer, jurors are required to serve until the trial concludes. Jurors must continue to call the Pine County Jury Phone-In System at (320) 591-1518 during their jury service term for service instructions.

Normal hours for jurors are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Pipestone (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Pipestone County District Court
416 South Hiawatha Avenue
Pipestone, MN 56156
Phone: (507) 353-7080 
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 353-7080 
 

Directions

The jury room is located on second floor of courthouse.

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Parking

Parking lot on east side of courthouse. On-street parking also available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Go to the second floor of the courthouse where you will be directed to the jury assembly room by a bailiff. The Bailiff will have you sign in.

Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Polk (Ninth District)

Contact

Polk County District Court
Polk County Justice Center
816 Marin Avenue, Suite 210
Crookston, MN 56716
Phone: (218) 281-2332
Fax: (218) 281-2204
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 281-3603 / (800) 834-5771
 

Directions

Map »


Parking

Parking is available in the parking lot in the front of the Polk County Justice Center.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and all weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

  • Be sure to call the Juror Line after 5 p.m. the Monday BEFORE your term starts to see if you are required to report your first week of service. You will listen to a greeting to see if your Call In/Group Number has been selected and you are called in for service. he number is found on the upper right corner of your jury summons.

  • Then continue to call the Juror Line as instructed by the Juror Line greeting throughout your term to see if you are required to appear for service.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • You may not bring the following items into the building: food and beverages, cameras, cell phones, pagers, computers and all other electronic/communication devices. Please leave your cell phone in your car or at home.

  • You may bring magazines and other reading material.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews, or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Pope (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Pope County Courthouse
130 East Minnesota
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (218) 634-5222
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 634-7852
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Side street parking is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: 3rd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.
Second and Subsequent Days: 3rd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.  
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • ​Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Ramsey (Second District)

Ramsey County Jury Service »

Ramsey County Courthouse
Room 30, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 266-8200
Fax: (651) 266-8138

 

Red Lake (Ninth District)

Contact

Red Lake County District Court
Red Lake County Courthouse
124 Langevin Avenue NW
PO Box 339
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
Phone: (218) 253-4281
Fax: (218) 253-4287
 

Directions

Map » 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse.
 

Reporting Instructions

Please refer to your juror summons for specific reporting instructions.


Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. Cell phones are not allowed in the courtroom. You will be required to give your cell phone to the bailiff during juror deliberations.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews, or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Redwood (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Redwood County Court Administration
250 South Jefferson
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Phone: (507) 637-4018
Juror Line: (507) 637-1380
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Reporting instructions are given on the recording and are specific to each case. You will be notified by mail when to report. Go to the top floor of the courthouse to Court Administration.  

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Renville (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Renville County Court Administrator
500 E DePue, 3rd Level
Olivia, MN 56277
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 523-3680
Long distance: (888) 484-0366
Fax: (320) 523-3689
 

Directions

Map » 

Parking

Parking is available in the courthouse parking lot and the streets around the courthouse.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Jurors are instructed to call in the night before they are scheduled to appear for a recorded message.
Local: (320) 523-3680 
Long distance: (888) 484-0366 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are not permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Rice (Third District)

Contact

Office

Rice County Courthouse
218 NW 3rd Street
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507) 497-7134
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 497-7158

Directions

Enter the courthouse through the doors on the west side of the building.

Parking

There is a parking lot located on the west side of the courthouse or parking is available on the street around the courthouse.
 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Jurors should call the jury information line each weekday during their term after 4:30 p.m. and listen to the recorded message to see if they need to report the following day: (507) 497-7158.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.

  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.

  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Rock (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Rock County District Court
204 East Brown Street
Third Floor
Luverne, MN 56156
Phone: (507) 353-7095 
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 353-7095 
 

Directions

Jury Room located on the third floor of the courthouse.
Map »
 

Parking

A parking lot is located on the north side of the courthouse. On-street parking is also available. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: Go to the second floor of the courthouse where you will be directed to the jury assembly room by a bailiff.

Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Roseau (Ninth District)

Contact

Roseau County District Court
Roseau County Courthouse
606 5th Ave SW, Room 20
Roseau, MN 56751
Phone: (218) 463-2541
Fax: (218) 463-1889
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 463-4297
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Park in main parking lot or street parking whichever is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day – report to Court Administration for check in.
Second and Subsequent Days – report to Court Administration for check in.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Magazines and other reading material is permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Scott (First District)

Contact

Scott County Court Administration
200 4th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-8200
Juror Reporting Line: (952) 496-8201 or Scott County Juror Reporting Information »
 

Directions

Map »
View the juror entrance »

Parking

Parking is available on the south side of the building or along 5th Avenue. Be aware that some of the on-street parking has a two hour limit so avoid those areas. Overflow parking is available at St. Mark’s Catholic Church lot on the north side of the government complex and St. John’s Church at 119 8th Avenue West (3 blocks south).

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. 

Reporting Instructions

During construction, you will be entering the building from the 5th Avenue side of the complex (back/south side). Check in is located at the Government Center. Please follow the signs to the second floor jury assembly room, 202B.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • ​Jurors are expected to be neat in appearance. Business casual attire is recommended.
  • You may bring reading materials for time you may spend waiting.
  • Electronic devices are permitted in the jury assembly room, but not allowed in the courtroom.
  • You may bring snacks or beverages in closed containers. There are vending machines available on site.

Sherburne (Tenth District)

Contact

Sherburne County Court Administration
Sherburne County Government Center
13880 Business Center Drive NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 765-4643
Fax: (763) 765-4616
Juror Reporting Instructions: (763) 765-4620 
 

Directions

Map »
 

Parking

Free surface lot parking is available at the Government Center.

 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.
 
You may bring sealed snacks or sealed beverages through the metal detector.  There are vending machines with snacks and beverages near the jury assembly room. The vending machines accept cash only.
 

Reporting Instructions

Jurors are summoned for a two-week term. Jurors start calling the Juror Reporting Information Line at (763) 765-4620 after 3:30 p.m. on the Friday before their jury service begins. You will need your Juror Call-In Group Number, which is located in the upper-right corner of your summons.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the jury assembly room, and storage space for personal belongings is not available. If you are called to a courtroom, you must turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading materials, other than newspapers, are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Sibley (First District)

Contact

Court Administration
Sibley County Courthouse
400 Court Avenue, 3rd Floor
Courtroom #2
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone: (507) 237-4058
Juror Reporting Information: (507) 237-4065 or (888) 422-2779 or Sibley County Juror Reporting Information »
 

Directions 

Map »

Parking

Parking is available in the parking lot south of the courthouse and on all side streets around the courthouse.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First day: Follow instructions on juror report line.
Second and subsequent days: Report to Court Administration as instructed by the Court.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

St. Louis Duluth (Sixth District)

Contact

Office
St. Louis County-Duluth Court Administration
100 North 5th Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55802-1285
Phone: (218) 725-5106
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 726-2552
 

Directions

Map »  

Parking

There is a metered parking ramp located between 4th Avenue West and Mesaba Avenue on 3rd street behind the courthouse. The ramp is connect to the courthouse via a skywalk. Please use your juror parking pass to park free of charge in the parking ramp. Do not park in any spaces marked reserved.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed, and illegal weapons will be confiscated.

Reporting Instructions

St. Louis County has a 2-week jury term. However, this does not mean that you will need to serve each day during your term.

You must call the Jury Information Line, (218) 726-2552, every weeknight after 5:00 p.m. beginning on the Friday before your term begins to obtain reporting instructions for that coming Monday. When calling, please have your group number ready. When jurors are instructed to report, they will be listed by group number only. No individual names will be listed. The group number is located next to the bar code number on the bottom portion of your summons. If you do not have your summons, please call (218) 725-5106 to obtain your group number. Failure to call or appear may result in you being found in contempt of court.

First Day: report to the 4th floor jury lounge of the courthouse.
Second and Subsequent Days: instruction will be given prior to leaving on the previous day.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

St. Louis Hibbing (Sixth District)

Contact

Office
St Louis County Courthouse
1810 12th Avenue East, 1st Floor
Court Administrator’s Office, Room 103
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: (218) 262-0105
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 262-0211
 

Directions

Map »

Parking 

Parking is available in the North Parking Lot.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: begin calling the Juror Reporting Information phone number, (218) 262-0211, after 5:00 p.m. the night before your service begins.Please listen to the entire message and follow the instructions. You are required to call this number as instructed during your one month of service. When jurors are instructed to report, they will be listed by group number only. No names will be listed. If your group number is called, report directly to the jury lounge on the second floor of the courthouse no later than the time indicated in the jury message.
Second and Subsequent Days: at Judge’s discretion.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

St. Louis Virginia (Sixth District)

Virginia County Court Administration
300 5th Avenue South
Virginia, MN 55792-2666
Phone: (218) 749-7106


Selection of Jurors

Once a year, a computer merges the county’s driver license list, voter registration list, and Minnesota identification cardholders into one list. From this list, by random selection, jurors are chosen and sent a summons to appear for jury duty.

When the juror reports to the jury assembly room at the courthouse, court personnel will provide orientation and instructions. Following orientation, jurors will go to the courtroom to go through the jury selection process. Jurors will be provided information about the case and questioned by the court and the lawyers for each side. If during questioning, it appears that a juror cannot be fair and impartial, the attorney maychallenge the juror for cause. The judge decides whether the juror would not be able to serve. If the judge allows the challenge, the juror is excused from that case. Another type of challenge is the peremptory challenge.The peremptory challenge requires no reason for excusing a juror. Jurors not excused and seated will comprise the jury. Jurors are sworn in and then are responsible to hear the evidence and follow the case to completion of trial.


Telephone Call-in System

JURY INFORMATION LINE: To save tax dollars, the St. Louis County Court Administrator brings jurors to the courthouse ONLY when we are confident a trial will not settle or plead out. You are instructed on your summons when and where to call on the Jury Information Line. You will hear one of two possible recorded messages:
  1. All jurors are required to call back again on (date) after 5:00 p.m.
  2. The following jurors are required to report to the courthouse at (date) and (time). (The names of the jurors will be listed.) All other jurors will be required to call back again on (date) after 5:00 p.m.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you call as instructed. If you do not call and you are on the list and do not show up, you will be called that morning and required to report to the courthouse. If we are not able to reach you by phone, and do not hear from you, an Order to Show Cause may be issued. You will be summoned to the courthouse for a special hearing to explain to the judge why you failed to appear.

The jury call in number in Virginia is (218) 749-7124.

More thorough instructions regarding the call-in system will be provided if you contact the court administrator's office.

TRIAL DURATION: The length of a trial can be from 1 day to over 4 weeks. It is very uncommon for a trial to last more than 3 days. Throughout the year, there may be a trial that goes a full week or even 2 weeks. The judge will advise you about the estimated length of the trial.

SICKNESS OR EMERGENCIES: If an illness or emergency prevents your attendance, please call the Court Administrator as soon as possible.

PRESCHEDULED COMMITMENTS: It is very difficult for us to excuse an absence at the last minute, especially after your name has been randomly selected for a trial and listed on the jury information line.  If you have a doctor's appointment, previously planned vacation or a legitimate excuse for an absence, we can temporarily pull your name from the jury list before a random list is chosen for a trial.

Please call the Court Administrator as soon as you are aware of a conflict that would prevent you from coming to the courthouse on any given day within your jury term.

OVERNIGHT STAY:Jurors are rarely detained overnight, but you may be sequestered while deliberating on a criminal verdict or for the duration of a highly publicized trial.   The Bailiff in charge will notify your family if you are sequestered.


Parking

There is a parking lot directly to the west of the courthouse.


Jury Term

Jury service lasts for 1 month.

Within your jury term your service may result in:
  • Calling as instructed and then being discharged by phone at the end of your jury term.
  • Calling as instructed, being instructed by phone to come to the courthouse to potentially serve (no more than 3 times within your jury term) before you are discharged after the 3rd time you are brought in or at the end of your jury term, whichever comes first.
  • Calling as instructed, being instructed by phone to come to the courthouse and being chosen to serve on a case. At the end of the trial, you may be discharged from further service within your jury term.
Note: If you are selected to sit as a juror on a case that is set near the end of your scheduled jury term, you may be required to serve beyond the 1 month jury term.

Prospective jurors are not required to serve more than once every 4 years. On occasion, a person shows up on the jury list who has served within the past four years. If this is the case with you, please let the court administrator's office know as soon as possible.

Stearns (Seventh District)

Contact

Office
Stearns County Courthouse
725 Courthouse Square
Room 134
St Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: (320) 656-3620
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 656-6328 or (800) 450-5879
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Jurors should park in the Paramount Parking Ramp one block west of the courthouse at 10th Avenue North and 1st Street North, behind the Paramount Theater. Please bring your parking stub from the ramp with you to the courthouse and the jury attendants will stamp it JUROR. When you return to the ramp you will be required to pay $2.00 for parking.
 

Security Screening

All jurors need to enter through the east door of the courthouse and go through the metal detector. No cell phones, smartwatches or electronics are allowed in the courthouse. Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints and illegal weapons will be confiscated.   
 

Reporting Instructions

Jurors are summoned for a two-week period. Do not report for jury service unless you are instructed to do so by a phone-in procedure. The phone in procedure is as follows:

  • Call the jury information line at (320) 656-6328 or (800) 450-5879 after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before your term begins and after 5:00 p.m. each day thereafter until your service is over.
  • On the Friday before your term start date the voice message will have special instructions and you will need to know your juror call in/group number. You can find your term start date and juror call in/group number in the upper right hand corner of the jury summons.
THE JURY SUMMONS IS THE ONLY NOTICE JURORS WILL RECEIVE. 
 

Personal Items

  • Magazines and other reading materials are allowed.
  • Cell phones, smartwatches or electronics are NOT allowed in the courthouse.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Steele (Third District)

Contact

Office
Court Administration
111 East Main Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: (507) 686-7012
Juror Reporting Information: (507) 686-7030
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Parking is available in the lot on the south side of the Courthouse, in lots on the other side of Mill Street, and on the street.

Security Screening

Everyone who enters the Courthouse passes through a metal detector and is screened by security staff.
 
Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at the security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get through the checkpoint.

Reporting Instructions

Be sure to call the juror line at (507) 686-7030 immediately before you leave to report for jury duty as your report time may change or you may not need to report at all. When you arrive at the Courthouse, security staff and jury attendants will help direct you to the correct jury assembly room.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room but only until the seated jury begins deliberations.
  • Magazines and other reading material are provided.Laptop computers or tablets are not permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening.
  • Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Stevens (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Stevens County Courthouse
400 Colorado Avenue
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: (320) 208-6640
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 208-6655 
 

Directions

Map » 

Parking

Parking lot or side-street parking is available. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First day: 2nd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.

Second and subsequent days: 2nd  floor of Courthouse - Court Administration.  
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted. 
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Swift (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Swift County Courthouse
301 14th St North Suite 6
Juror Room Lower Level of Courthouse
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: (320) 843-2744
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 843-2744 
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

A free parking lot and street parking is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: please report to the jury room located on in the basement level of court administration. A jury bailiff will greet you and gather your information.
Second and Subsequent Days: the judge will instruct you on were to report and what time to report on any subsequent days.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Todd (Seventh District)

Contact

Office
Todd County Court Administration
221 S 1st Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-7800
Juror Reporting Instructions: (320) 732-2747
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Public street parking and parking lots are available. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

Please report to the Todd County Justice Center and proceed to the second floor.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones/Electronics are NOT allowed past security screening.  Small lockers are available for your use; however, we encourage you to leave personal items and electronics either at home or in your vehicle.
  • Magazines and other reading material allowed.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as pocket knives, scissors, corkscrews, knitting needles, etc., as they may be confiscated.

Traverse (Eighth District)

Contact

Traverse County Courthouse
702 2nd Avenue North
Wheaton, MN 56296
Phone: (320) 422-7752
Juror Reporting Line: (320) 422-7752
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Side-street parking is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First day: 2nd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.
Second and subsequent days: 2nd  floor of Courthouse - Court Administration.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • ​Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted. 
  • Laptop computers or tablets:There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Wabasha (Third District)

Contact

Office
Wabasha Judicial Center
848 17th St E
2nd Floor
Jury Assembly Room
Wabasha, MN 55981
Phone: (651) 412-8627
Juror Reporting Instructions: (651) 412-8636
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Free parking is available in the front parking lot.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions 

First Day: Go to the second floor. Go to the jury room, sign in, and wait for staff to give you further directions.

Second and Subsequent Days: Please follow the instructions you receive from the judge or court staff.


Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • No laptop computers or tablets permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Wadena (Seventh District)

Contact

Court Administration
Wadena County Courthouse
415 S Jefferson St.
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: (218) 631-7633
Juror Reporting Instructions: (218) 631-7633, option #4

Directions

Map »

Parking

There is an employee/public parking lot located directly behind the courthouse on the southwest side on Dayton Avenue. There is a public entrance on the parking lot side of the courthouse. There is also public parking on either side of Jefferson Street off from Highway 71.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First day:  Report to the auditorium on the lower level of the Wadena County Courthouse promptly at 8:30 a.m. or as instructed on the jury line message. Jurors will complete the check in process (sign in and verify round trip mileage), as directed by the attending bailiffs. Once all jurors are checked in, jury orientation will begin. After jury orientation, and when instructed by the judge, jurors will be escorted to the courtroom for the jury trial.

Second and subsequent days: Follow instructions given by the judge at the end of the previous day as to where and when to report for jury service on the second and subsequent days of trial. Jurors will complete the check in process (sign in and verify round trip mileage), as directed by the attending bailiffs.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Beverages and all electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, beepers, smart watches, etc.) are not allowed in the jury deliberation room. These electronic devices should be left at home or in your car. Coffee and bottled water are provided by the court.
  • Please keep in mind that there is a security check point that everyone must go through prior to entering the courtroom. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

General Information

  • Jury deliberation may go into the evening hours, so jurors should make arrangements to accommodate this possibility. Jurors will receive further information about jury service at orientation when reporting on the first day. There will be opportunity to ask questions at that time.
  • ​There are times when cases are settled prior to the trial date; therefore, it is important that jurors call the jury line number after 5:00 p.m. the night before the trial, or the morning of the trial before leaving for the courthouse. There will be a message that tells jurors the status of the trial, as well as provides instructions with regard to the need to report for jury duty as summoned. This voice message service will not take messages.

Waseca (Third District)

Contact

Office
Waseca County Court Administration
307 North State Street
Waseca, MN 56093
Phone: (507) 308-7002
Jury Reporting Instructions: (507) 308-7012


Directions

Map »

Parking

Parking is available on the street around the courthouse, in the courthouse parking lot, and in the county parking lot across the street from the Sheriff’s Office. Please do not park in the Senior Center parking lot.

Reporting Instructions

First DayPlease report to the Waseca County Court Administrator’s Office at the time provided by the jury line instructions. Court administration staff will take attendance, conduct a brief orientation, and show an informational video about jury duty. Jury selection will proceed as ordered by the court. Cell phones are allowed in the jury room; however, they are not allowed in the courtroom. If possible, please leave your cell phones in your vehicle.

Second and Subsequent Days: If you are a seated juror, please follow the instructions provided by the judge presiding over the case.

Postponements/Emergencies/Excusals

To better accommodate prospective jurors’ work and personal schedules, jurors may request a postponement of their jury duty to a more convenient date. Jury Management will grant only one postponement request per juror. If you are unable to report for jury duty as instructed due to an illness or emergency, please contact Court Administration as soon as possible. Please contact Court Administration at your earliest convenience if you have a doctor’s appointment, planned vacation, or a legitimate excuse for the absence so we can temporarily pull your name from the jury list.

Washington (Tenth District)

Washington County District Court
Washington County Govt Center
14949 62nd Street N, Box 3802
Stillwater, MN 55082-9874
Phone:  (651) 430-6322
Fax: (651) 430-6300

Washington County District Court has implemented two significant improvements to jury service, effective Monday, August 24, 2009.  The court implemented a phone-in system for person summoned to appear for jury service.  In addition, summoned jurors will now be able to complete the required Qualification Questionnaire via the internet.

Prospective jurors are assigned a Group Number on their summons and instructed to call the court’s Juror Information Number (651) 430-6363 at various times throughout their term of service to find out if, when, and how they need to report for a trial.  If jurors are called to the courthouse, they are given a short orientation regarding service and then sent directly to a courtroom for jury selection. The time spent waiting will be greatly reduced.

Jurors are randomly selected from a list of licensed drivers, state identification card holders and registered voters residing in your county.

SUMMONED JURORS - DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION


Mandatory

Jurors are to call the Juror Information Number at (651) 430-6363 after 4:30 p.m. Friday prior to the start date on your term and follow the instructions given for your group number.  Do not report UNLESS you are instructed to do so by the phone-in-system.


Length of Service

You are on call for 2 weeks. If you are serving on a trial that lasts longer, you will be required to serve until the trial concludes.


Phone in Procedure

You are required to call the Juror Information Number (651) 430-6363 after 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before your term begins, follow the instructions given for your Group Number. You will receive information for your Group Number, located on the top right hand side of your jury summons.  This is a three-digit number you will use during your jury service.


Juror Hours

Normal hours for jurors are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Lunch break is on your own unless you are deliberating on a case. Jurors brought in to begin new cases will be required to stay at the courthouse throughout the day or until juries have been selected for all cases scheduled. Court personnel will keep you informed of the schedule. Once on a jury the Judge determines the schedule.


Where to Report

Stillwater Courthouse 14949 62nd Street North in Stillwater, MN 55082.  Only report when directed to by the phone-in system (651) 430-6363. You will be required to pass through a metal detection device. You may not bring snacks and beverages through the metal detector. You may bring in an empty plastic container to fill later.


Courtroom Decorum

Casual or comfortable dress is acceptable. Hats are not allowed. There is no talking, chewing gum, or reading of newspapers, books or magazines in the courtroom. You may bring in personal electronics to use while waiting in the Jury Assembly Room only, these items will not be allowed in the Courtroom or Deliberation rooms. The Jury Assembly Room has free lockers available for your use. Jurors should place their valuables in a locker or leave them in their vehicle. 


What to Expect

On reporting day, you will receive an orientation explaining the jury process. The average jury trial in Washington County is 2-3 days in length. 


Building Access

Washington County has several security measures in place that restrict access to the Government Center and County Courthouse by visitors and jurors. Due to these restrictions, you will have access to these buildings only through the visitor entrances from the Public Parking Lot. All other doors are locked and require entry by electronic key.


Parking

The Public Parking Lot is designated for visitors and jurors at the Government Center and County Courthouse. Parking is also permitted on the street with the exception of areas posted as no parking. Handicapped parking spaces are also available. Applicable handicap permit must be displayed. Please do not park in areas identified as "Permit Parking". Parking is limited and it is recommended you arrive early to ensure a parking space. Other parking lots on the north side of the building are designated as employee and LEC visitor parking only.  All parking is free.


Snacks and Beverages

Are allowed in the jury waiting room only.  You may not bring snacks and beverages through the metal detector. You may bring in an empty plastic container to fill at a later time.  There are vending machines with beverages and snacks across the hall from the Jury Assembly Room.


Payment and Mileage Reimbursement

Reimbursement for jury service is $20.00 per day, plus round trip mileage of $0.54 per mile from your residence. Please make sure to check your mileage to the Government Center on your date of service. You will be asked for this information when you check in.


Daycare Reimbursement

Jurors who are not employed outside the home may be reimbursed for daycare expenses that are incurred as a result of reporting for jury service. Jurors who are employed outside the home are not entitled to reimbursement for daycare expenses unless, as a result of jury service, those expenses are greater than normally incurred. Jurors may request reimbursement only for the amount not normally incurred. All requests for daycare reimbursement must be submitted to the court administrator’s office no later than ten business days after the last day of your term. Daycare Reimbursement Forms can be obtained at the Court Administrator’s office.  


Postponement Information

You may request a one-time postponement up to nine months by completing the questionnaire manually or online and provide an alternate date. Requests to postpone within 10 days of jury service must be made in writing with an explanation and an alternate date that you are able to serve. Send requests to:

Washington County Court Administration
Attn: Jury Office  
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082

No Longer a Resident of Washington County

If you received a questionnaire and you are no longer a resident of Washington County you must indicate your current address on the questionnaire and return it in the envelope provided to Court Administration. Upon receipt of your questionnaire and verification that you are no longer a Washington County resident, you will be excused. 


Additional Information

You will receive information on your responsibilities as a juror the first day you report for service.  If you have a disability and anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact the Jury Office at (651) 430-6322.

PLEASE BE AWARE:  There is currently a nationwide identity theft scam where callers try to get personal information under the guise of missed jury duty.  Minnesota court staff will never ask prospective jurors for financial information such as credit card or bank account information.  We will also never ask for social security numbers over the phone.  Do not provide this kind of information to anyone claiming to represent the court system.  If you receive this kind of request, hang up and contact your local jury office directly.

Watonwan (Fifth District)

Contact

Office
Watonwan County Courthouse
710 2nd Ave South (Second Floor Jury Room)
St. James, MN 56081
Phone: (507) 375-1236
Juror Line: (507) 375-2569
 

Directions

Map »


Parking

Ample parking in public lot east of the courthouse.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: call jury information line for time to report.

Second and Subsequent Days: will be stated verbally in court.  
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must leave your cell phone in the assembly room.

  •  Magazines and other reading material.

  • Laptop computers or tablets; there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Wilkin (Eighth District)

Contact

Office
Wilkin County Courthouse
300 South 5th Street
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Phone: (218) 643-7172
Juror Reporting Line: (218) 643-7156
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Side street parking is available.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: 3rd floor of courthouse - Court Administration.
Second and Subsequent Days: 3rd floor of Courthouse - Court Administration.  
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • ​Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted. 
  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Winona (Third District)

Contact

Office
Winona County Courthouse
171 West 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: (507) 615-5183
Juror Reporting Instructions: (507) 615-5198
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Public parking is available in the law enforcement lot to the right of the courthouse, in the courthouse lot to the left of the courthouse. Street parking is also available in front and back of the courthouse.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: jurors are to call the Winona Juror line after 4:30 p.m. for reporting instructions for the following Monday during their term of jury service.
Second and Subsequent Days: jurors serving on a jury will be instructed by the presiding judge as to reporting requirements on second and subsequent days. All jurors are to call the Jury Information line every Thursday after 4:30 p.m. for reporting instructions for the following Monday during their term of service.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.
  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, corkscrews or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Wright (Tenth District)

Contact

Wright County District Court
Wright County Government Center
10 2nd Street Northwest (NW)
Room 201
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-7554
Juror Reporting Instructions: (763) 682-7568
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

The public parking lot is located on the west of the Government Center. No permit is required for this lot.  Street parking is available with the exception of the perimeter of the Government Center which is identified as 2-hour parking. Parking is limited and it is recommended that you arrive early to ensure a parking space. All parking is free.

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at a security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to the courthouse.

Snacks and beverages are allowed in the jury assembly room. There are vending machines with snacks and beverages in the jury assembly room.

Reporting Instructions

Wright County utilizes a phone-in system to inform jurors when to report for service. Prospective jurors are assigned a 3-digit call-in group number, found on their summons and are instructed to call the Wright County Jury Phone–In System at (763) 682-7568 after 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to their jury start date and each business day thereafter. This 3-digit call-in group number will be used to find out if, when, and how to report for a trial. If called in to report for jury service, please report to the Wright County Courthouse at 10 2nd Street NW, Room 201, in Buffalo.

Jury service terms in Wright County are two weeks in length. If serving on a trial that lasts longer, jurors are required to serve until the trial concludes. Jurors must continue to call the Wright County Jury Phone-In System at (763) 682-7568 during their jury service term for service instructions.

Normal hours for jurors are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room. However, if you are called to a courtroom, you must be sure to turn off your cell phone.

  • Books, magazines and other reading material are allowed in the jury assembly room.

  • Laptop computers or tablets: There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and limited electrical outlets for your use.

  • Please keep in mind that there are security measures similar to airport screening. Do not bring sharp objects such as scissors, pocket knives or knitting needles as they may be confiscated.

Yellow Medicine (Eighth District)

Yellow Medicine County Court Administration Office
Yellow Medicine County Justice Center
415 9th Avenue, Suite 201
Second Floor
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Phone: (320) 564-3325
Juror Line: (320) 564-3325
 

Directions

Map »

Parking

Parking lot and street parking surrounding the Justice Center. Enter through main building entrance on north side. 

Security Screening

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated.

Reporting Instructions

First Day: report on date and time indicated in your mailed notice.
Second and Subsequent Days: report as directed by the judge.

Personal Items and Your Phone

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the jury assembly room.
  • Magazines and other reading material are permitted.
  • Laptop computers or tablets: there is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use.

Minnesota citizens who receive a summons for jury service are required by law to complete a Juror Qualification Questionnaire and return it to the court within ten (10) days from receipt of a summons for qualification determination. 

Important: If you have already completed and mailed your paper Juror Qualification Questionnaire back to the court, do not complete the online questionnaire.
 

How to Complete Your Online Juror Qualification Questionnaire:

Completing the Juror Qualification Questionnaire accurately and completely will help the courts determine if you are qualified to serve as a juror. It is important that the records regarding your name and address are accurate and up-to-date. Please remember to include any changes in your personal information when completing your questionnaire. Any incorrect information may cause delays in receiving important jury notices or your payment after you complete your jury service.

This website allows you to respond to your summons for jury service online, and also allows you to make changes, request a postponement, and update your contact information.
  1. Click Juror Qualification Questionnaire to begin completing and submitting your questionnaire online.
  2. Further instructions on how to complete and submit your questionnaire to the court will appear within the online Juror Qualification Questionnaire service.
NOTE: Chrome and Firefox are recommended to use the online Juror Qualification Questionnaire service. Performance with other browsers may work but may be inconsistent. If you do not have one of the recommended browsers, you can download one: Chrome and Firefox.

If you do not wish to use this website or do not choose to download one of the recommended browsers, you should tear-off, complete, sign, and mail your paper Juror Qualification Questionnaire to the court in the envelope provided with the jury summons.

If you have questions about completing a questionnaire or if you encounter technical problems with the online questionnaire, please visit the County Jury Info tab on this page.
 

No Automatic Exemptions from Jury Duty

There are no automatic exemptions from jury duty. All who are summoned must serve on jury duty unless they are disqualified or excused by the court for the following reasons:
  • You are not a citizen of the United States
  • You are under 18 years of age
  • You are not a resident of the county that summoned you for service
  • You are not able to communicate in English
  • You have a disability that prevents you from serving, even with reasonable accommodations
  • You have been convicted of a felony and are still on parole or under the supervision of the court, probation, or corrections
  • You have served on jury duty within the past 4 years
  • You are a judge in the Minnesota Judicial Branch
  • You are over 70 years of age and request to be excused
If you have questions relating to your jury service, visit the FAQs tab on this page.
 

If you are scheduled to serve on a jury, this handbook and video will help you understand the proceedings in which you will participate and enable you to do your part in administering justice.

Jury Handbook

All Rise: Jury Service in Minnesota (Jury Orientation Video, captioned)

Daycare Reimbursement

Jurors who are normally caring for their children or a disabled family member during the day can be reimbursed for daycare expenses up to $50.00 per day in addition to other fees paid. Details and forms are available when you report for jury duty.
 
Under the State of Minnesota guidelines, there are two levels of daycare reimbursement:

  • Licensed daycare: Actual expenses, not to exceed $50.00 per day of service per family. Receipts for actual expenses must be submitted with the claim.
  • Non-Licensed Daycare: Actual expenses up to $5.00 per hour, not to exceed $40.00 per day of service per family. The daycare provider must sign the claim.
The Reimbursement Form must be received by your County Court Administrator’s Office NO LATER THAN 21 DAYS (3 weeks) after the last day of your term of jury service. You will find the mailing address for your County Court Administrator's Office under the County Jury Info tab on this page.


Service Work Certificate

You can get a verification of service to provide to your employer, called a Service Work Certificate.  A Service Work Certificate for your jury service is available from the county’s jury office where you reported for jury service. You also may print a copy from the Juror Qualification Questionnaire SystemYou will need your juror identification number and date of birth to login. 

Tax Information

The $20.00 per diem must be reported as income for tax purposes. You must keep a record of the amounts you receive as no tax has been withheld and no W-2 forms are furnished. Only  jurors who receive $600.00 or more in juror compensation will be furnished with 1099 forms by the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget. 

Additional Post-Trial Information for Jurors »

How was I selected for jury service?

Each year the Minnesota Judicial Branch obtains names from a list of licensed drivers, state identification card holders, and registered voters residing in your county and compiles that information into a source list. The names of deceased persons, provided by the Department of Health, are removed from the source list. From that list, individuals are randomly selected by computer.

Why must I serve? What happens if I do not serve?

The Constitutions of the United States and the State of Minnesota guarantee defendants in criminal cases and litigants in civil cases the right to a trial by jury. As a prospective juror, you have an opportunity to participate directly in a critical component of our democracy.

Failure to appear for jury service is a misdemeanor offense that is punishable by up to a $1,000.00 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Minn. Stat. § 593.42 Jurors; Failure To Appear.

 

What are the qualifications for jury service?

A prospective juror must be: 
  1. A United States citizen;
  2. A resident of the county;
  3. At least 18 years old;
  4. Able to communicate in the English language;
  5. Physically and mentally capable of serving;
  6. A person who has had their civil rights restored if they have been convicted of a felony;
  7. A person who has not served as a state or federal juror in the past four years.

Who can be excused from jury service?

A person who has received a jury summons will be excused for any of the following reasons: 
  1. Not a citizen of the United States;
  2. Not a resident of the county;
  3. Not yet 18 years old;
  4. Unable to communicate in the English language;
  5. Has asked to be excused because of a physical or mental disability, and the court has determined that the disability cannot be accommodated so that the person can serve;
  6. Has been convicted of a felony and has not had their civil rights restored;
  7. Has served as a state or federal juror within the past four years;
  8. Is a judge currently serving in the judicial branch of government.
A prospective juror who is 70 years of age or older can be excused without providing evidence of an inability to serve, but may choose to serve if able.
 
If you are disqualified/excused, a confirmation notice will be sent to you.
 

May I postpone my jury service?

If the period of time on your summons presents a hardship due to employment, vacation, family business, or any other hardship, you may request a one-time postponement of service for up to nine months. You may request a postponement online, on your summons, or by calling the contact number listed on your summons.

How long does jury service last?

The length of the term of service varies from county to county, depending on county population. Refer to your summons or your county website for specific terms of service.
 

What if I need reasonable accommodations?

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is committed to providing all people with equal access to the courts.  To this end, the Judicial Branch strives to make reasonable accommodations for jurors and all court users with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
 
If you are summoned for jury service in the Minnesota state courts and you indicate that you have a disability that may affect your ability to serve as a juror, and you are requesting an accommodation, the courts will do their best to accommodate your disability.  When you respond to your juror summons by completing and returning your qualification questionnaire (either on-line or by mail) to the court, please describe your disability and what type of accommodation you are requesting that would enable you to perform jury service.  If you are requesting an accommodation to serve, jury staff from the summoning court will contact you prior to your reporting date to confirm the accommodation requested and the arrangements that can be made to enable you to perform jury service.  
 
If you want to speak to jury staff about your disability and request for accommodation prior to completing and returning your juror qualification questionnaire to the court, you will find court contact information for each Minnesota county under the County Jury Info tab on this jury website.

If you need reasonable accommodations, such as a sight or sign language interpreter, hearing amplification, or special seating, please contact your county’s jury office so they know what type of assistance you will need. You may also request an accommodation online.
 

Will I be paid for my jury service?

Jurors are paid $20.00 for each day that they report to the courthouse, plus roundtrip mileage from home to the courthouse at the rate of 54 cents per mile.

 

Do I get reimbursed for childcare while serving as a juror?

Jurors who are normally caring for their children or a disabled family member during the day can be reimbursed for daycare expenses up to $50.00 per day in addition to other fees paid. Details and forms are available when you report.
 
Under the State of Minnesota guidelines there are two levels of daycare reimbursement:
  • Licensed daycare: Actual expenses, not to exceed $50.00 per day of service PER FAMILY not per family member. Receipts for actual expenses must be submitted with the claim.
  • Non-Licensed Daycare: Actual expenses up to $5.00 per hour, not to exceed $40.00 per day of service PER FAMILY not per family member. The daycare provider must sign the claim.

Is jury pay taxable?

The $20.00 per diem must be reported as income for tax purposes. You must keep a record of the amounts you receive as no tax has been withheld and no W-2 forms are furnished. 1099 forms are furnished only to those jurors who receive $600.00 or more in juror compensation.
 

Does my employer have to let me leave work to serve?

Your employer must allow you time off to serve on a jury. That is the law. Minnesota statute prohibits any employer from firing or harassing an employee who is summoned for jury service. However, you must let your employer know well in advance, as soon as you receive your summons. You should contact the court if you have a problem with your employer. Remember that you can postpone jury service to a more convenient time. Read your summons carefully or contact your county's jury office to find out how to request a postponement.
 

Does my employer have to pay me while I serve?

There is no Minnesota law that requires employers to pay employees while serving jury duty. Some employers do pay normal salaries to employees serving on a jury. You will need to check with your employer. Also, individuals who belong to labor unions may be covered through their union contracts.
 

I am self-employed and am not getting paid. Do I still have to serve?

Being self-employed does not excuse you from jury service.
 

What if this time poses a hardship for me?

After you have submitted your questionnaire, you may request a one-time postponement of service for up to nine months. You may request a postponement online, on your summons, or by calling the contact number listed on your summons.
 

I am a student and in class during the time that I am summoned for jury service. What should I do?

If you are a student, after you have submitted your questionnaire you may postpone your report date to a date during a school break.
 

I am a student and have received a jury summons to report for jury duty during the school year. Does that disqualify me from jury service?

No, not necessarily. It depends upon where you permanently reside (determined by the address on your driver's license) and which Minnesota county summoned you to serve as a juror: 
  • If you are resident of Washington County and the summons is from Stearns County, you are disqualified to serve as a juror in Stearns County because you are not a permanent resident of Stearns County. 
  • If you are a resident of Washington County and the summons is from Washington County, you are required to serve on jury duty in Washington County because you are a resident of Washington County. However, if you are unable to serve on jury duty during the school year, you can request that your jury service be postponed to a later date (i.e., during a school break). Please follow the postponement instructions on your juror questionnaire to request a postponement.

I am a seasonal worker. May I serve during my downtime?

After you have submitted your questionnaire, you may request a one-time postponement of service for up to nine months. You may request a postponement online, on your summons, or by calling the contact number listed on your summons. 
 

Do I get a verification of jury service for my employer?

A Work Certificate for your employer is available from the county’s jury office when you report for jury service. You may print a copy from the Juror Questionnaire system. You will need your juror identification number and date of birth to login.

The Work Certificate will display the number of days you reported for jury service.