Jury Duty

What you’ll need to know about reporting for jury duty.


Due to the recent transition to a new Jury Management Program, it has come to our attention that citizens have been receiving juror summonses after recently serving. If you believe you have received a juror summons in error, please make sure to check the box highlighted in blue color at the beginning of the Juror Questionnaire.

All persons qualified for jury service will be selected at random from a fair cross section of the citizens of the jurisdiction. Jury Duty will only be canceled if City Offices are closed. This will be posted on the City's Homepage.


Jurors are selected at random and sent a summons/questionnaire approximately six weeks prior to the date they are to report.

After receiving Summons:

  • Complete and return the questionnaire within ten days of receiving it. They must be mailed back. The questionnaire is also available online and may be submitted electronically.
  • Instructions on when and where to report will be in the summons.

Reporting to Jury Duty:

  • Report to the Civil Courts Building, 10 N. Tucker, at 8 a.m.
  • Appropriate dress is required. (Shorts, tank tops, tee-shirts are not considered appropriate and you will be sent home to change if necessary) Jeans are acceptable.
  • Validated free parking is available at the Kiel Parking Garage, 1515 Clark Street. (The Court will validate only once each day. Bring your ticket with you for validation.)
  • A Jury Shuttle is available across from Kiel Parking Garage on Clark.
  • You will be given a lunch break, however lunch is not provided. You may bring your lunch or bring money for lunch.  There are many restaurants within walking distance.
  • Laptops and Cellphones are permitted. Free Wi-fi is available. There are limited power outlets. Once called, you will be required to turn off all electronics.

What to Expect

How long will I be there?

Most trials in the city of St. Louis last only a few days; however, some do last longer. At the beginning of the jury selection process, the trial judge will tell you how long he/she believes a particular case is expected to last. Jurors are asked to report at 8 am on the first day of service because of the time needed to check-in everyone prior to beginning trials. After the first day, jurors usually do not have to report until 9 am. Jurors are usually dismissed between 4:15 and 5 pm.

  • If selected for Grand jury: Service is for three months. (The Grand Jury meets two - three days per week.)
  • A voucher verifying the dates and number of days served will be issued when you complete your jury service.
  • Those who report to serve jury duty will be paid $12.00 per day.
  • Those who are selected and sworn as jurors to try a case will be paid $18.00 per day.
  • Checks for jury pay are issued by the city Treasurer and will be mailed within four to five weeks.

Additional Information

Jurors with Disabilities

The court is required by law to make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities summoned for jury service. If you have a disability, contact the Jury Supervisor's Office at 314-622-4457 as soon as possible.

How to be excused from jury duty?

Service may be postponed for a short period if it presents a hardship at the present time. Requests to be excused or postponed must be in writing and should be mailed or brought to the Jury Supervisor's Office before the jury service date:

Jury Supervisor's Office
3rd Floor
Civil Courts Bldg.
10 North Tucker
St. Louis, MO 63101

Office Hours 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon - Fri

If health reasons are the basis of the request, a written statement from a physician should be included.


Jury Supervisor's Office

(314) 622-4457

10 North Tucker
3rd Floor, Civil Courts Bldg.
St. Louis, Mo 63101

7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday

Contact the Jury Supervisor's Office

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