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Reporting for Jury Duty

Scheduled Jury Trial:
September 19, 2023 – Cancelled

Jury Reporting Telephone Number :
Jurors must call the Court’s jury information line after 4:00p.m. on the evening before the reporting date for updated reporting instructions.

Contact Information:

Location :

Bailiff’s Office :

Parking Information:

Parking is available in designated spaces in the parking lot (JURY PARKING) behind the courthouse, or in the lower parking lots at the Juvenile Justice Center located on the north side of East Erie Street (Lots F4 and F5). Do NOT park in any area that is designated as RESERVED parking.

When Reporting for jury service:

  • Bring a photo I.D with you.
  • When you enter the court house, you will go through security screening. You will walk through a magnetometer and your purses and parcels will be x-rayed and/or hand checked. No weapons will be permitted.
  • Payment for jury service will be made by check and will be sent to your home three to four weeks following your service

Being Excused From Jury Duty

Any request to be excused from jury duty or to have your duty postponed must be made in writing and mailed or hand-delivered to the court (25 N. Park Place, P.O Box 490,
Painesville, Ohio 44077) at least ten business days prior to your reporting date.
We cannot excuse any person from jury duty over the phone.

You may have your jury service excused (R.C. 2313.14), if it is shown to the satisfaction of the Judge that one or more of the following applies:

  1. The interests of the public will be materially injured by the juror’s attendance.
  2. The juror’s spouse or a near relative of the juror or the juror’s spouse has recently died or is dangerously ill.
  3. The juror is a cloistered member of a religious organization.
  4. The juror is over 75 years of age, and the juror requests to be excused.   
  5. The prospective juror has a mental or physical condition that causes the prospective juror to be incapable of performing jury service. The court or commissioners may require the prospective juror to provide the court with documentation from a physician licensed to practice medicine verifying that a mental or physical condition renders the prospective juror unfit for jury service for the remainder of the jury year.
  6. Jury service would otherwise cause undue or extreme physical or financial hardship to the prospective juror or a person under the care or supervision of the prospective juror. Undue or extreme physical or financial hardship is limited to circumstances in which any of the following apply: (1) Prospective juror would be required to abandon a person under the prospective juror’s personal care or supervision due to the impossibility of obtaining an appropriate substitute caregiver during the period of participation in the jury pool or on the jury; (2) Prospective juror would incur costs that would have a substantial adverse impact on the payment of the prospective juror’s necessary daily living expenses or on those for whom the prospective juror provides the principal means of support; or (3) Prospective juror would suffer physical hardship that would result in illness or disease. Undue or extreme physical or financial hardship does not exist solely based on the fact that a prospective juror will be required to be absent from the prospective juror’s place of employment. By law, employers may not discharge, threaten to discharge, or take disciplinary action against an employee who is summoned to serve as a juror if the employee gives reasonable notice to the employer of the summons prior to the commencement of jury service. An employer may not require an employee to use vacation or sick leave for time spent responding to a summons or serving on jury duty.