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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. (Please note: Jurors are not allowed into the building until 7:30 a.m.) 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 4th and McDowell Streets. Free juror parking is available at the 4th Street Parking Deck (901 E. 4th St.). The public entrance to the parking deck is on 4th St., directly across from the 3rd and 4th St./I-277/John Belk Frwy exit ramp. The entrance is marked by a sign that reads "Visitor/Juror Entrance." (4th St. is ONE WAY from east to west, so you cannot access the "Visitor/Juror Entrance" by turning onto 4th St. from McDowell St.) A second entrance is located off of Elizabeth Ave. Please note that there are other parking decks on 4th St., but the Jury Management Office can only validate parking for the 4th St. Parking Deck. Please pay close attention to these instructions and the map provided below to make certain that you park in the correct location. Please contact the Jury Management Office at 704-686-0195 for information regarding motorcycle parking. All regular vehicles will enter the deck and punch for a ticket. You may park on Levels 3-7. Accessible parking for persons with disabilities is available on Level 2, which is one level up from the entry level. If you have an oversized vehicle (up to 9 feet in height), you must park on Level 2. For parking validation, please bring your ticket to the Jury Assembly Room. You must surrender the validated ticket before exiting the parking deck. Never park on the street. If you choose to park at ANY location other than the 4th St. Parking Deck, or if your vehicle is ticketed and/or towed, you will be responsible for the cost.

    ONCE YOU HAVE PARKED:
    Using the crosswalks, cross over to the Mecklenburg County Courthouse entrance at the corner of 4th and McDowell Streets. NOTE: Jurors are not allowed to enter the building until 7:30 A.M. Go through the security checkpoint. Proceed across the atrium to the public elevators and take the elevator to Level 5. Turn right out of the elevator and report to the Jury Assembly Room (5450).

    Map for Jury Parking

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