***Important Information Regarding Jury Duty***
Livingston County Courts regularly monitors local health conditions and
has taken every measure to ensure the safety and health of everyone
involved in the trial process.
If you have a concern regarding your jury service, please call:
District Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7532
Circuit Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7530
Livingston County citizens are called upon to participate in the court system by serving as jurors. If you are selected for jury service, you will receive a jury summons. The jury summons is an official court document and you must respond to it. You could be held in criminal contempt if you do not respond to the jury summons.
There is a process set up by Michigan law. The process
involves random selection by a computer program from a list of
individuals who have listed Livingston County locations on their
driver's license and personal ID cards. Livingston County Court staff
have nothing to do with selection.
You can respond to your Jury Questionnaire using our website
Can a spouse, friend, or neighbor substitute for you when you are called to jury service?
No, the individual whose name is on the Juror summons must either appear or be excused prior to the dates of service.
Please report promptly at the designated service time.
Do not bring children, relatives or friends with you when you report.
If you do not appear, you can be charged with criminal Contempt of Court, fined and/or imprisoned.
Candidate ID Number:
Your Candidate ID Number is on your Juror summons. You'll need that number when calling the Juror Information Hotline (517.715.4122).
Determining When to Report?:
Begin calling the Jury Hotline at 517.715.4122 after 5:30 p.m. the Friday before your term of service begins. There will be recorded instructions regarding your jury service, please listen to them carefully.
You should make arrangements with your employer to be available for your entire term of service. If you are called into Court for jury selection, please report promptly as instructed. If you are selected for a jury, you will need to be at Court every day that the jury is in session.
Jury Term of Service Length:
In the Circuit Court you will serve for a period of 2 or 3 weeks (see summons for dates). You will not serve on more than one case during your term of service.
make necessary arrangements for work and/or daycare as these are not
reasons for excusal. To be excused for medical reasons requires a
letter from your physician. You must submit your physician's letter at
least one (1) week prior to your service date. Email to
Students are not exempt; however, may be deferred by filing a request that
must include a copy of your class schedule
. This can be emailed or faxed to the above numbers.
you no longer live in Livingston County, you must provide a copy of
your current driver's license showing the change of address.
If you have any questions please email them to: email@example.com
make necessary arrangements for work and/or daycare as those are not
reasons for excusals. If you are not available on the date scheduled, you must notify the jury clerk, in writing.
Being excused for medical reasons requires a letter form a physician.
Hardship and medical requests should be sent to the court address or
emailed at least one (1) week prior to your service date.
You must first complete your questionnaire online and confirm your service. Select "defer" and pick your alternate date for the court to review.
are required to pass through a metal detector upon entering the
Judicial Center and subject to search. All purses, briefcases, bags,
etc. may also be searched. Weapons, cutting edge or stabbing
instruments (including pocket knives) are prohibited items. If you are
wearing a belt, you will be asked to remove it when going through the
Thank you for your
patience and understanding in this matter. These precautions are taken
for your safety as well as the safety of others.
In the event of severe weather, please tune to radio station WHMI 93.5 for court closings.
Free parking is located in the front of the Judicial Center.
Persons with a Disability:
Access to jury
service is available to all individuals with a disability as required by
the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336). If
you are a person with a disability and are in need of accommodation,
please contact the jury clerk, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (517) 546-0048, no later than seven (7) days prior to your reporting date.
You will receive
$30.00 for the first full day of attendance and $15.00 for the first
half day. $45.00 for each subsequent full day of attendance and $22.50
for each subsequent half day. A mileage fee of $10.00 is also added to
your pay. Payment is in the form of a debit card.
Food & Beverage
water, sodas, and snacks are available in vending machines near the
jury assembly room. You may bring your own snacks, especially if you
are diabetic or on a special diet. Open food and beverages are not allowed in the courtrooms. If you are seated on a jury, you may be dismissed for lunch on your own.
Failure to obey a summons is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.