All jury trials have been cancelled for the month February 2021
For the health and welfare of our citizens, all jury trials have been canceled for the weeks of February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22. If you have received a summons to report during that time, do NOT come to the courthouse, your jury service has been cancelled and will be considered complete. There is no further action required and you do NOT need to speak to a representative.
Jury service thereafter will be announced on a weekly basis, please visit our website at www.stlcountycourts.com to receive updated announcements and follow the instruction sheet included with your jury summons We will regularly update the jury information phone line with a message about future jury service. If you have questions or concerns, please hold to leave a message and listen for the automated attendant for instructions or email us at StLCoJuryRoom@courts.mo.gov.
We apologize for any inconvenience this uncertainty may cause. We will only call prospective jurors into the courthouse when we believe that the Missouri Supreme Court will allow for us to do so. Your jury service is vital to our system of justice and we thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Juries are the voices of our communities.
Thank you for serving!
Robyn Hodge, Court Services Coordinator
Jury Information Telephone Number: 314-615-2669
Fax Telephone Number: 314-615-7650
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Juror Wi-Fi is available
Received a Jury Summons?
Click to answer questions to determine your qualification for jury service, request an excusal, disqualification or postponement, or obtain proof of jury service.
Jurors can park for free in the Shaw Park Drive Garage and Transit Center at 232 S. Meramec (maximum height for vehicles is 7 feet on levels 2 and above). The courthouse is accessible via MetroLink. The Clayton Station at South Central and Forest Park Parkway is located one block south of the courthouse.
Bring your garage parking ticket with you to the Jury Assembly Room for parking validation.
Each day you return, you must come to the Jury Assembly Room between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to have a parking stamp placed on your ticket.
Only individuals who have a disability and hang a tag or plate from the Missouri Department of Revenue may park in the Courts Building garage. Parking in this garage is free; you will not receive a ticket. Please notify us in advance if you require disabled parking by calling 615-2669; when the recording starts, press zero to leave a message.
The entrance to the Courts Building garage is located on Meramec Avenue between Bonhomme and Carondelet. When you pull up to the gate, press the button to tell the attendant that you are a juror who requires disabled parking. The will tell you where to park.
The garage elevators to the courthouse are locked, so an attendant must let you in. Take the elevator to the Street Level (S), then proceed through the security checkpoint.
All visitors must go through a security checkpoint at the main courthouse entrance at 105 South Central Avenue. You must remove all metal objects including belts, jewelry, watches and steel-toed shoes. Please inform the security officers of any electronic devices you may have in your bag.
NO WEAPONS OR SHARP ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE COURTS BUILDING OR THE JUSTICE CENTER. THESE ITEMS WILL BE CONFISCATED AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
CAMERAS AND OTHER RECORDING EQUIPMENT ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE COURTROOMS WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION BY THE JUDGE. CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED BUT SHOULD BE TURNED OFF WHEN COURT IS IN SESSION.
Jury pay is $10.00 per day, plus mileage, if you are selected to serve on a jury or not. However, if you are selected as a juror in a case, the pay will increase to $18.00 per day, plus mileage.
The pay is set by state statute and can be supplemented by the county in which you live and serve. In St. Louis County the state mandated amount is supplemented by the county. Fees are not set by the judges in St. Louis County.
Juror's receive one check for the total amount. The check is mailed to their home address approximately three weeks after their service is completed.
Employers do not have to pay you for time off during jury duty. It depends on your company’s policy. There is no law requiring employers to pay their employees for jury duty. You should check with your company to find out what their policy is.
Missouri Revised Statute 494.460 states – Employers Prohibited from Disciplining Employees because of Jury Duty, Action for Damages, Attorney Fees -
- An employer shall not terminate, discipline, threaten or take adverse actions against an employee on account of that employee’s receipt of or response to a jury summons.
- An employee discharged in violation of this section may bring civil action against his employer within ninety days of discharge for recovery of lost wages and other damages caused by the violation and for an order directing reinstatement of the employee. If he prevails, the employee shall be entitled to receive a reasonable attorney’s fee.