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Jury Commissioner: Jury Duty

Important Jury Service Information

This message is for jury service on Monday August 8, 2022. If this message is not updated, call 410-887-4390

If your call-in number is 1 through 295, please report by 8:30 a.m. to:

American Legion
125 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204

If your call-in number is 296 through and including 600, do not report. Your name will go back into the jury pool for random selection in 2023

Guidelines for Jury Service

Please follow instructions on the map sent with your summons.

  • Proper Attire Required—Masks are optional for jurors and staff. Shorts, flip flops, sweatpants, athletic wear and professional uniforms are not considered appropriate attire for jury duty. Bring a sweater or light jacket as the temperature in the room fluctuates.
  • Lunch—The Legion does not have vending machines, but you are welcome to bring food and beverages with you. Lunch times may vary, so bring a meal with you if one is required at a specific time for a medical reason.
  • Parking—Remember to bring your summons and your parking garage ticket for validation.
  • Personal Belongings—Bring all belongings into the Legion with you. You will not be permitted to exit the jury area once through security.
  • Wi-Fi—Public Wi-Fi is not available at the Legion.

Jury Qualification Questionnaire

If you have received a summons for jury duty, please complete the jury qualification questionnaire. The online qualification and rescheduling websites work best with Internet Explorer or Firefox. Other Internet browsers may not function consistently.

Additional Guidelines

After 4:30 p.m. on the day before you are to report, you must call 410-887-4390 for reporting instructions. This telephone message will also advise you about the Court's inclement weather policy.

About the Selection Process

Baltimore County citizens are selected at random from a merged Motor and Voter list in accordance with the Maryland law. No one can volunteer for jury duty. Each year, approximately 100,000 citizens are sent juror summonses, which includes a questionnaire which must be completed immediately and returned to the Jury Office. The answers to all questionnaires are evaluated to make sure that each individual is eligible for jury service. If you do not qualify for service, you will receive a notice that you do not have to report. Otherwise, you must follow the call-in procedures on your jury summons.

About the Day of Attendance

An average day on jury duty lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jurors routinely go home at the end of each day. Because your absence could delay a trial, it is important that you report each day you are required. If an emergency arises, such as a sudden illness, accident or death in the family, contact the judge's staff immediately.

If you have not been selected for a trial, your service is completed at the end of one day. Upon completion of jury duty, state law provides that you will not be eligible to be called again for three years. jurors routinely go home at the end of each day.

Juror Pay

Jurors are paid $15 per day, plus validated parking for designated County garages. If you are impaneled on a petit jury for more than five days, starting on the sixth day, your juror payment will increase to $50 per day. Maryland law does not state that your employer has to pay you while you serve as a juror; however, the court will provide you with certification of attendance.

Contact

Office of the Jury Commissioner

County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone:

410-887-3596

Daily Call-in Numbers

The call-in numbers can be heard by calling 410-887-4390 after 4:30 p.m. on the day before your scheduled date.

410-887-4390

 
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