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Reporting Information
 
  • Attire


  • Casual business attire is required. Shorts, tank tops, bare midriffs, shirts with controversial depictions or wording, or similar dress are not allowed in the courtrooms. The temperature in court can be unpredictable, so please dress accordingly. Due to temperature variations within the courthouse, jurors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater. Shoes must be worn at all times; beach sandals or flip-flops are prohibited.

  • Hours of Service


  • Jurors are to appear in Room 5450 of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse by 8:00 a.m. on the date they are summoned. Jurors should plan to be present at least until 5:00 p.m. for each day that they are in service.

    The lunch break is normally held between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:55 p.m. Lunch will not be provided; however, you may bring your own lunch. Directions to restaurants within walking distance of the courthouse are posted in the Jury Assembly Room.

  • Inclement Weather


  • In the event of inclement weather, jurors should tune to their local television or radio station, visit the website at jury.mecklenburgcountync.gov, or call the Jury Information Line at 704-686-0195 for reporting instructions and possible court closings.

  • Length of Service


  • Jury service in Mecklenburg County operates on the one-day/one-trial system. A new group of jurors are summoned each day of the week and, if selected to serve on a jury, a juror will serve for the duration of the trial. However, if a person is not selected for a trial, then their jury responsibilities will be over at the end of the day. If sent to a courtroom or selected to sit on a trial, jurors will serve until released by the judge. Jurors released from courtrooms must always report back to the Jury Assembly Room for further instructions. If not selected again, those jurors will be allowed to go home at the end of the day, having completed their jury service. Those jurors selected for a trial that takes several days will need to be present each day while the trial is in progress. If chosen to serve as a grand juror, service is required every other Monday for a six-month period.

  • Location and Parking


  • Jurors are to report to Room 5450 of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse located at 832 E. 4th Street on the corner of the 3rd, 4th, and McDowell Streets. Free juror parking is available at the 4th Street Parking Deck. The public entrance to the parking deck is on 4th Street, directly across from the 3rd and 4th Street / I-277 / John Belk Freeway exit ramp.

    As they enter the deck, jurors must punch for a ticket and park on Level 3 - 7. Accessible parking for persons with disabilities is available on Level 2, which is one level up from the entry level. Jurors who have an oversized vehicle (up to 9 feet in height) must park on Level 2. Those in need of motorcycle parking should see the booth attendant for parking instructions. Jurors will validate the 4th Street Parking Deck ticket in the Jury Assembly Room and give the validated ticket to the attendant as they exit the parking deck.

    Jurors should never park on the street, as there is no time to feed the parking meter throughout the day and any cars parked along the street, outside of posted hours, are towed at the owner's expense. The Jury Management Office can only validate parking for the 4th Street Parking Deck. Therefore, if jurors park at any location other than the 4th Street Parking Deck, or if their vehicle is ticketed and / or towed, they will be directly responsible for the cost.

    Map for Jury Parking

  • Visual Tour for Jurors
 
 
 
   
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