Jury Duty FAQs
- I received a jury summons in the mail, how do I know if I actually have to report?
- Can I bring a cell phone into the court building?
- Is there a dress code?
- Can I bring a lunch?
- Can I bring my child with me to jury service?
I received a jury summons in the mail, how do I know if I actually have to report?
To find out if you must report for jury duty, call the taped message at (248) 796-5822 one day prior to the summons date, after 1:00 p.m. If you do not hear your name, you do not have to appear and your service is complete.
Can I bring a cell phone into the court building?
Yes, however jurors are reminded that computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices with communication capabilities shall not be used during trial or deliberation. These devices may be used during breaks or recesses but may not be used to obtain or disclose any information about the case including but not limited to the following: information about a party, witness, attorney, or court officer; news accounts of the case and; information collected through juror research on any topics raised or testimony offered by any witness or any other topic the juror might think helpful in deciding the case.
Is there a dress code?
We suggest that jurors dress in business casual attire. Jeans, sneakers, torn or tattered clothing are not appropriate.
Can I bring a lunch?
Food or drinks are not allowed in the court building. Jurors who are serving all day will be given a break for lunch and will be allowed to leave the building.
Can I bring my child with me to jury service?
No, we are unable to supervise children during your jury service; please make alternative arrangements.