Maryland Courts

Juror Information

Jury Commissioner's Office
Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County
100 Court House Square
Centreville, Maryland 21617
410-758-0216, ext. 149

Jury Service is an important aspect of the rights, privileges and freedoms we all enjoy in the nation; and YOUR service is greatly appreciated by the Court.

There are two six-month Grand Jury terms in Queen Anne’s County which begin on the first Monday of April and October respectively. Although grand jurors are subject to call during the entire term, service will probably not exceed six (6) days during the entire session. Trial, or petit, jurors serve one-month terms. Trial jurors will generally appear for service less than five (5) times during their month of service.

If you have received a questionnaire/summons for jury service, please check to see if you have been selected for TRIAL or GRAND jury service, and complete Part B - Juror Qualification Form on the back portion of the form. This portion of the form MUST be completed and returned together with any relevant documentation within ten (10) days of receipt. You may be able to complete the Qualification Form online at /juryservice/jurorqualificationform.html. In addition to completing the form on line, you can update your juror profile or request that your service be deferred (one time only).


Trial Jurors

To determine your reporting status, you are instructed to call the information line: 410-758-1783, MONDAY-FRIDAY after 5:00 p.m. throughout your month of service. You will need to refer to your REPORTING NUMBER which is shown on your JUROR BADGE. The recorded message will advise which jurors, if any, are required to report for service the following week day and provide additional instructions including the time to report. It is important that you listen to the entire message. You may also visit the Jury Announcement website to determine your reporting status. The telephone and website messages are updated weekdays at 5:00 p.m. YOU MUST BRING YOUR JUROR BADGE/SUMMONS WITH YOU WHEN YOU REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE.

Grand Jurors

To determine your reporting status, you are instructed to call the information line: 410-758-1783 after 5:00 p.m. the evening prior to the first date of service shown on your JUROR BADGE. The recorded message will advise whether or not your service is required and provide additional instructions including the time to report. It is important that you listen to the entire message. You may also visit the Jury Announcement website to determine your reporting status. Grand Jurors will receive separate notices for each additional day they are to meet. These notices will be sent two weeks prior to the report date. Please follow the instructions in each notice you receive. YOU MUST BRING YOUR JUROR BADGE/SUMMONS WITH YOU WHEN YOU REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE.

Directions/Parking

The Circuit Court is located in the white brick Court House facing Commerce Street in Centreville. Please note that 100 Court House Square is not recognized by GPS or mapping programs. Metered spaces are available at the juror's expense on the streets adjacent to the Courthouse, however, these spaces have a two-hour limit. The Circuit Court is not responsible for parking tickets. Free parking is available in the lots next to the Post Office on Water Street and behind the Queen Anne’s County Health Department on Banjo Lane. There are two handicapped spaces near the Court House, one on Broadway, and one on Lawyers Row. See more information on directions and parking or call the jury commissioner at 410-758-0216, ext. 149.

Attire

Proper attire is required-- NO UNIFORMS, SHORTS, CUT-OFF JEANS, T-SHIRTS WITH LOGOS, GYM CLOTHES, HATS (EXCEPT FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES) OR TANK AND HALTER TOPS. A violation of this dress code that causes disruption to the court proceedings may result in an extension of your service term or other sanction.

Payment

During your period of service, you will be paid the sum of $15 per day for attendance. If you choose not to receive payment for jury service, you may consider participating in the “Generous Juror” program.