WHAT IF I HAVE A SCHEDULING CONFLICT WITH JURY SERVICE?
A temporary deferral of jury duty can be granted under certain circumstances such as a pre-scheduled vacation, medical procedure, or other hardship. You must submit your request for deferral in writing by completing the Jury Excuse Form that you received in your juror packet. You must include details of your conflict and any documentation you have supporting your request.
HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID FOR JURY SERVICE?
You will receive $30.00 for each day that you report in-person for jury service. Jurors are paid regardless of whether or not they are ultimately selected to serve as a juror during trial. A check will be mailed 2-3 weeks after the completion of your jury service.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
The Fairfield County Common Pleas Court, General Division is located on the second floor of the Hall of Justice at 224 East Main Street in Lancaster. When reporting for jury duty, please arrive with ample time to find parking. The parking directly in front of the Hall of Justice is limited to a half hour and is strictly enforced. You will be here for more than half hour, so please do not park in those spots. The Court recommends parking at the beginning of the next block, on side streets, or in the public parking lot directly across from the Hall of Justice.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
While there is no formal “dress code,” you should use good judgment and report for jury duty appropriately dressed. Since you may be sitting in place for a considerable length of time, you should dress comfortably. Also, it is recommended that you dress in layers or bring a sweater.