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Reporting for Jury Duty
Some jurors have standby status. That means they are required to call an after-hours standby phone number the night before their service date. This after-hours message will instruct the jurors as to whether or not their group should report. The after-hours standby phone numbers are as follows:
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
313-224-0244
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
313-224-2667
Juror Reporting Times & Locations
Jurors should report to the appropriate location at the specified time. The links below provide directions to each location as well as DDOT and SMART Bus routes and maps.
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Jury Services Room 301
2 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
8:00 am
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
Jury Services Room 100
1441 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226
7:30 am

For the convenience of the jurors,
the doors will open at 7:00 am.
DDOT Bus Routes and Maps
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Parking Spots
Parking Spots

Term of Service
Wayne County jury service is a "one day/one trial" term of service. If you are selected to serve on a trial, you will serve only for the duration of that one trial. Average length of a trial is three (3) to four (4) days. Jurors not selected or not involved in a continuing selection at the end of the day will complete their service at the end of the day that they report.
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
(313) 224-5650
(313) 224-2875 (FAX)
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
(313) 224-2507
(313) 967-3580 (FAX)
Business Hours
The courts are generally in operation from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Persons with a Disability
Access to jury service is available to all individuals with a disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-326).
Dress Code
Jurors are encouraged to dress neatly. Business attire is preferred.
Compensation
You will receive a fee of $25.00 for the first day of jury service and $40.00 for each subsequent day plus 10 cents per mile travel. Mileage will be computed from your current Wayne County zip code.
Parking
Jurors are not reimbursed for parking or transportation expenses of any type.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY TYPE OF CELL PHONES, RADIOS OR CAMERAS WITH YOU. Do not bring sharp, metallic or glass objects. You will be required to pass through metal detectors and as a result these items may be permanently confiscated. If you have questions regarding specific prohibited items, please see the list below or call the appropriate information number.

Prohibited Items in Third Circuit Court Buildings
 
 
Description
Alcoholic Beverages
Ammunition
Aerosols or any spray device
Batteries
Bingo Markers
Box cutters
Brass Knuckles
Bug Spray
Bullets (anything resembling or similar)
Cameras / Recording Devices
Can Openers of any kind, including P38’s
Cans - aluminum and metal
Camera phones*
Cell phones*
Chains
Cigarette Lighters/Matches
Combs - metal or rattail
Cord-like Objects, including ropes, chains, straps, heavy belts, and wires
Curling Irons
Darts
Dental Floss
Drug Paraphernalia
Explosive Materials or Objects
Flatware (which includes knives, forks or spoons)
Glass or Mirrors of any kind, including glass bottles of any kind
Guns or replicas of guns
Grease Pencil
Hair Clippers
Hair Spray
Handcuffs
Headphones (with cords)
Heavy Metal Objects
Highlighters or Markers*
Illegal Drugs
Knives (any kind)
Laptop Computers
Large Bags of any kind, including: duffle bags, backpacks, oversize purses
Large Perfume Bottles
Laser Pointer
Mace, Pepper Spray
Master Locks
Nail Clippers / Metal nail files
Needles of any kind, except with medical documentation
Noisemakers of any kind
Paints of any kind
Pagers
Palm Pilots*
Pencil Sharpener
Radios (or headsets)
Razors or Razor Blades
Safety Pins
Scissors
Screwdrivers
Spikes
Staplers or Staple removers
Stick or cane style umbrellas
Tools of any sort (which includes hammers, saw, measuring tape, etc.)
Tweezers
Video Games, giga pets, gameboys, etc.
Weapon-like objects, including bats, clubs, batons, irons
Weapons, including toys or replicas**
Whistles

* Except for attorneys with a current Bar Card and media with valid credentials
** Except for law enforcement with valid credentials

PLEASE NOTE: Other items deemed dangerous by Third Circuit Court security personnel will also be prohibited. All surrendered items will be confiscated and not returned. This notice is made pursuant to MCR 8.110 and the inherent authority of the Chief Judge to insure the safety and security of the Court and those in attendance.
Why Is Jury Service Important?
The United States Constitution guarantees all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status, the right to trial by an impartial jury. Justice ultimately depends to a large measure upon the quality of the jurors who serve in our courts.
What Is My Duty As A Juror?
As a juror, you must be fair and impartial. Your actions and decisions must be free of any bias or prejudice. Your actions and decisions are the foundation of our judicial system.
How Was I Selected?
Potential jurors are selected randomly from the State of Michigan Driver's License List and Personal Identification Cardholder list for individuals residing in Wayne County. The selection method is designed to produce a cross section of the community. Men and women over 18 years of age and from all walks of life have an equal opportunity to be called for jury service.
Do I Have To Respond To The Summons For Jury Service?
Yes. The summons to appear for jury service is an official court summons. If you do not respond, you could be held in contempt of court.
What If I No Longer Reside In Wayne County?
If you no longer live in Wayne County, a request for excusal To Be Made In Writing may be submitted and mailed to the address that appears on your summons. Change of Residency proof (license, house deed, etc) must accompany your request to be excused. You will be notified by mail as to whether or not your request to be excused has been granted or denied.
How Long Am I On Call For Jury Service?
Wayne County jury service is a "one day or one trial" term of service. If you are selected to serve on a trial, you will serve only for the duration of that one trial. Average length of a trial is three (3) or four (4) days. Jurors not selected or not involved in a continuing selection at the end of the day will complete their service at the end of the day they report.
Will I be Paid For Being A Juror?
You will receive a fee of $25.00 for the first day of service and $40.00 for each subsequent day plus 10 cents per mile travel. Mileage will be computed from your current Wayne County zip code.
Postponement
If you are not available on the date scheduled you may request ONE POSTPONEMENT. Postponement requests MUST BE MADE IN WRITING.

Postponement requests must be sent to:

Jury Services Department
301 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit , Michigan 48226-3452

--or--

Jury Services Department
100 Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
Detroit, Mi 48226-2384
Request for Excusal
A request to be excused MUST BE MADE IN WRITING and returned within 10 days of receipt to the Jury Office with the JUROR ID CARD located on your summons. Include a statement of the facts you believe would prohibit you from serving along with any other supporting documentation. Excusal requests for medical reasons REQUIRE A WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM A PHYSICIAN declaring the nature and duration of the condition. Please keep a copy of your documentation for future reference. NO EXCUSES FROM JURY SERVICE WILL BE ALLOWED BASED ON OCCUPATION OR RELIGION.
Excusal requests must be sent to:
Jury Services Department
301 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Two Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-3452
-- or --
Jury Services Department
100 Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
1441 St. Antoine St.
Detroit, MI 48226-2384
You will be notified by mail or phone whether your request has been granted or denied. If you do not receive notification within 3 days prior to your scheduled service date, please contact:
Jury Services Department
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
(313) 224-5650
(313) 224-2875 (FAX)
-- or --
Jury Services Department
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
(313) 224-2507
(313) 967-3580 (FAX)
The parking lot directly across the street from the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice has been closed due to construction. The following is a list of convenient alternative parking locations for jurors reporting for service:
Ford Field
Madison and I-75
Hilton Garden Inn
351 Gratiot
Old St. Mary’s Church
646 Monroe at St. Antoine
Park Rite
Gratiot and Beaubien
Park Rite
Monroe between Randolph and Brush
Prime Parking
Gratiot between St. Antoine and Beaubien