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Juror Resources

Juror Orientation

jurors in a courtroomOn the first day of your jury term, you will attend orientation in the morning. After jury orientation you will either be selected for a jury panel or excused. Please view the Jury Reporting Information for when and where to report for jury orientation.

To lessen the impact of jury service, our court has created a system in which jurors only have to serve on one trial to complete their service. Most trials do not last more than a couple of days. If a juror reports for duty and is available to serve but is not selected for a trial, that juror will be released and his or her service will be complete. A very small minority of jurors are summoned for grand jury, which involves a two-week commitment. Once a juror has served as instructed by the court, the juror's obligation is complete for a two-year period.

We thank those who have spent the time -- and completed the hard work -- of serving on a jury.

Jury Response

If you have received a jury summons and wish to respond online click on the button below to fill out the Online Juror Response Form.

 Fill Out Online Juror Response Form 

Jury Call-In

The day before you are required to report, check and see if your juror number is called for the next day by clicking the button below to see the Online Jury Reporting Information.  The trial you have been summoned for may have been settled or dismissed, and you may not be required to report. Alternatively, you may also check and see if your juror number is called for the next day by calling 503-588-5371 after 5:00 p.m. and listening to the recorded message.

 View Online Jury Reporting Information

Grand Jurors

Some jurors are selected to serve on a grand jury. Grand Jurors listen to evidence and testimony of witnesses presented by the District Attorney and determine whether someone should be charged with a crime. Grand Jurors serve for two weeks.


​If you are unable to report on the day stated on your summons, you may ask that service be deferred. You may only defer jury duty for up to one year. This request should be made within ten days of when you receive your summons.  ​You will be notified only if your request to be excused or deferred is denied.

​If you are age 70 or older or are a woman breast-feeding a child and you ask to be excused, the Court must excuse you from service. Please make the request on the Juror Response Form that you received with your summons, and you will be excused from jury service. The Circuit Court may also excuse you if:

  1. jury service causes you, your family, or your employer undue hardship or extreme inconvenience; or,
  2. you are the sole caregiver for a child or other dependent, personally attend to the dependent during the Court's normal hours, and are unable to afford daycare or make other arrangements for the care of the dependent.

The Court will weigh the basis for your excuse against its need for jurors. You must show good cause to the Court why you should be excused under these standards. The Court may deny a request for excuse under (a) or (b) above and require you to serve or defer your jury duty to a later date.

If you no longer live in Marion County, are not a citizen of the United States, or are under the age of 18, you do not qualify to serve as a juror. Contact the jury coordinator by email or hard copy in writing, and you will be excused from jury service. You will receive a postcard or email message notifying you of the Court's decision.

​Please submit a letter from your physician or specialist no later than five (5) days after you receive this summons. Your medical letter can be submitted via email at​​ or via fax at 503-589-3239​.

​Court rules require anyone in court to dress and act with respect. This includes court staff, attorneys, parties to a case, jurors, witnesses and the public. The Court can remove people from the courtroom who do not dress or act with respect. You don't need to bring anything with you, but please know your juror number.

You are welcome to bring a book, magazine, laptop computer, etc. Wireless internet is available in the jury assembly room.

​Oregon law provides that your employer may not discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce you by reason of your service as a juror. Please report any such problems to the court, which has jurisdiction to prevent or restrain any such violations. However, your employer's policies or agreements with you regarding payment of wages during times of jury service are not affected by the Oregon law.

​The Court has the power to order that you appear in Court and explain why you were unable to report for jury service. Citizens who don't appear for jury service may be punished for contempt.

​Yes. Each juror will be paid $10 per day and 20¢ per mile for round-trip mileage from their home. Jurors are entitled to $25 per day for the third and subsequent days of service.

​Usually, lunch is from noon until 1:00 p.m. Occasionally, a judge may change the schedule for purposes of the trial. You may bring lunch, water bottles and coffee with you if you would like. Lunch is not provided.

​Let the Jury Coordinator know if your employer requires verification of your jury service. Each day you report, we will have a verification form available for you.

The best way to contact the Jury Coordinator is by email at​.

Jury Office
Phone: 503-588-5371
100 High St. NE
(Take elevator to 5th floor)
Salem, Oregon 97301
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

We ask that Jurors park their vehicles at the designated parking structure.  Jurors that park on any street surrounding the Courthouse or any other street within the Downtown District will risk receiving a ticket from the City of Salem.  There is a parking permit included in your summons.  With that, you can park on the roof of the Marion Parkade (or if the roof is closed/blocked off, anywhere in the Parkade), 538 Liberty St NE​, across from Kohl's Department store.  The Parkade has entrances off of High, Liberty and Union Streets.  You also have a bus ticket for the Cherriots Bus.  The bus routes are now ending at the Courthouse Square Building on Chemeketa Street.  There is absolutely NO parking at or around the Courthouse.

​The court will provide ADA accommodation​ and assistive devices upon request of jurors with disabilities. Please notify the jury coordinator of special needs. Hearing impaired callers may use the Oregon Relay Service phone number 711.

​The day before you are required to report, please call 503-588-5371 after 5:00 p.m. and listen to the recorded message. The trial you have been summoned for may have been settled or dismissed, and you may not be required to report. ​The Courthouse opens at 7:30 a.m. on the days jurors are requested to appear. We ask that jurors report no later then 8:00 a.m.​

​Items such as knives, chemical sprays, knitting needles, recording devices and cameras are not allowed inside the courthouse. Cell phones are permitted.