Jury Duty Information
Because the right to a jury trial by a jury of one’s peers is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Michigan Constitution. Jury service is one of the most important duties that members of a free society are called upon to perform.
Juror information number
The juror information number is 1-800-466-9061.
Instructions are pre-recorded and available 24 hours a day. Keep this telephone number, along with your assigned juror number, available while serving on jury duty. You must follow the instructions on the juror telephone until you are excused.
All jurors must attend orientation before serving as a juror. Orientation will be held the first time you are ordered to report. Failure to attend orientation or any future jury selection may result in contempt of court proceedings.
All persons entering the courthouse will be screened for the following prohibited items: weapons of any kind, sharp objects, mace, handcuff keys, pocket knives, nail files, sharp combs and similar items. Food and beverages are also prohibited. Please do not bring these items with you. If such an item is in your possession at the screening station, you will be asked to return the item to your vehicle, as we do not have the personnel or space to hold such items for you.
Cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in the court building.
Duty to Serve
Persons selected for jury duty must appear as directed by this court, whether notified by written correspondence or directed on the juror telephone. Failure to attend as directed could result in contempt of court proceedings.
Requests to be Excused
Any request to be excused from jury duty must be submitted in writing outlining the reason for not being able to serve along with a return address and your juror number. Your request must be sent within 14 days of the date of your first notification letter.
Please send your request to:
Isabella County Trial Court
Attn: Jury Clerk
300 North Main
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.
You will be notified by mail of a decision. If you miss the 14-day deadline or experience a change in circumstances, you must report to orientation and the judge will address the situation at that time.
DO NOT CALL TO BE EXCUSED.