Jury Service
Court Administration
204 S Highlander Way
Suite 5
Howell, MI   48843
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Closed County Holidays
Jury Commission Office 517-540-7530
Jury Hotline 517.546.1661
Fax: 517.546.0048
Court Administration

Jury Service

If you have been selected as a possible juror participant in a  jury trial to be held in the Livingston County Courts, please note, under the current worldwide circumstances, we understand the importance and are committed to keeping you and everyone involved in the trial safe and healthy.  We have taken every measure to ensure that each participant in this jury trial feels safe to participate.
If you have a concern regarding your jury service, please call:
Circuit Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7530
District Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7532

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 of Court if you do not respond to the Jury Summons. 

You can respond to your Jury Questionnaire and check to see whether your presence is required by using our website.
Here are some frequently asked questions (press + for more information):
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How are potential jurors selected? ,

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 as their address on Driver’s License and Personal ID cards. Livingston County Court staff have nothing to do with selection.

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.

What is a Juror Number? ,

Your Juror Number will appear on your Juror Summons. You will be calling the Court (517.546.1661) to see if your Juror Number is expected at Court.

What number do I call to find out if my Juror Number has been called and when is the juror information available? ,

Call the Juror Information hotline at 517-546-1661 starting 5:30pm Friday through 7:00am Monday. There will be recorded instructions regarding your jury service, please listen carefully.

What will I be paid as a juror? ,

You will receive $30.00 for the first full day of attendance and $15.00 for the first half day of attendance; $45.00 for each subsequent full day of attendance and $22.50 for each subsequent half day of attendance.  Mileage is paid at $10.00 per day.

What happens if I don’t show up? ,

You can be charged with criminal contempt of Court.

Do I have to take time off of work? ,

You should make arrangements with your employer to be available if needed. If you are called into Court for jury selection, you will need to be at Court. If you are selected for a jury, you will need to be at Court every day that the jury is in session.  

How long is my term of service?,

In the Circuit Court you will serve for a period of 2 or 3 weeks.​

You will not serve on more than one case during your term of service.

Where do I park?,

Free parking is available in front of the Judicial Center.​

What if there is inclement weather?,

In the event of severe weather, please tune to radio station WHMI 93.5 FM for court closings.​

Are accommodations made for jurors with disabilities?,

Access to jury service is available to all individuals with a disability as required by the Americans 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 at 517.540.7530 or via email at ccjury@livgov.com​, no later than seven (7) days prior to your reporting date.

Will I need to pass through security?,

People entering the courthouse are required to pass through metal detectors and are subject to being searched.  Purses, briefcases, or other containers 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 detector. 

What if I can't serve during the assigned period?,

Please make necessary arrangements for work and/or daycare as those are not reasons for excusals.  If you are not available on the date scheduled due to an extreme hardship, you must notify the jury clerk, in writing or via our website.  Being excused for medical reasons requires a statement from a physician.  Hardship and medical requests should be sent to the court address or submitted via the court's website: https://www.livgov.com/courts/Pages/Jury-eResponse-unavailable.aspx at least one (1) week prior to your service date.  Students are not exempt; however, your service may be deferred by filing a request that must Include a copy of your class schedule.   Failure to appear in accordance with this summons is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment, unless excused by the court.