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McLeod County Juror Information

PLEASE BE AWARE: There is currently a nation-wide 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

The Jury Division provides jurors for the McLeod County Courts. Trial by jury is a basic American right and the very essence of freedom under our Constitution. Participation of McLeod County citizens will help preserve this basic fundamental right. Residents are selected at random from voter registration, driver license and Minnesota State ID lists to serve as jurors.

The Jury Administration Plan is established in accordance with the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for District Courts, Rule 804, and shall be used for the administration of the jury system in the First Judicial District, State of Minnesota.

Jury Information
To be qualified to serve as a Juror in the State of Minnesota, a prospective juror must be:
    1.  A citizen of the United States
    2.  At least 18 years old
    3.  A resident of the county
    4.  Able to communicate in the English language
    5.  Be physically and mentally capable of rendering satisfactory jury service
    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 grand or petit juror in the past two years within the State of Minnesota 

The definition of service is:
     a)  Being available to report as required
     b)  Reporting as directed
     c)  Serving on a trial

To respond to your summons for jury service, request a postponement or make changes to your contact information online visit Jury Qualification Questionnaire

Jurors may be permanently excused for the following reasons ONLY:
    1.  A person age 70 or over who requests to be excused
    2.  A person who medically cannot serve with a doctor's statement verifying a permanent illness

If you have received a letter regarding jury duty, please click the link below to see if your group has been selected to report. http://www.co.mcleod.mn.us/mcleodco.cfm?pageID=194&sub=yes2

Additional Jury Service Overview can be found at http://www.mncourts.gov/JuryService

The information contained on this site is not intended as legal advice but as a general guide to explain the legal process.