Daily Juror Call-in Notification Service
NO jurors will be needed WEDNESDAY through FRIDAY, MAY 22, 23, and 24, 2019.
The Circuit Court for Baltimore City will be closed on MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Updated: 5/21/19 5:00 PM
If selected, please read all the following instructions before reporting:
- Bring your summons with you.
- Arrive at 8:00 a.m. to the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, 110 North Calvert Street, Room 240.
- For emergency assistance call (410) 333-3775 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- For emergency weather closings, please listen to WBAL on your radio or visit Emergency Weather Closings page to make sure the Courts are open.
- By order of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Department, some items are prohibited and are not to be brought into the building. Other items are allowed with restrictions. Click here for details
- Proper Dress is required. Uniform type attire (e.g., medical, law enforcement, military, etc.) should not be worn for jury service. Abbreviated clothing such as: shorts, muscle shirts, halter tops, bare midriff, leggings, etc., are not acceptable court attire. Exposed underwear, clothing with inappropriate language, athletic attire, and other types of clothing inappropriate for court are not to be worn.
NEW: PUBLIC WI-FI IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MITCHELL COURTHOUSE JURY WAITING ROOMS!
Before reporting for jury duty, remember to sign up for an Enoch Pratt Free Library card to access free, digital resources while at the courthouse!
Alert! – About Jury Duty Scam
This notice is to inform Baltimore City residents of a jury scam that has been reported nationwide and to provide guidance on how to proceed if you believe you are being targeted by this scam.
Citizens are being contacted via phone by a scam artist who identifies himself as a staff member of the Jury Division, Sheriff or Police Departments. The scam artist claims that the office needs to verify your personal information AND/OR informs you that a fine has been assessed for failing to appear for jury service. The scammer may even threaten to issue a warrant for your arrest and instruct you to obtain a form of money card, cash advance, etc., to satisfy the fine.
The scam artists are using disposable cell phones, so they have no problem giving a citizen a phone number to call them back. Once the citizen gets the money card, they are instructed to give the money card information over the phone, which the caller claims will satisfy the fine and result in the warrant being dismissed. This allows the scam artist to get the money without the need for actual face-to-face contact. The scam artists sound very convincing over the phone and have been known to threaten the citizen with jail and fines in order to get them to comply.
The Jury Commissioner’s Office of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City does NOT contact citizens by phone regarding the payment of fines for failing to appear for jury service. Rather, the Court sends a Failure to Appear notice before taking any action. Subsequently, if a Show Cause order is issued as a result of your failure to appear for jury duty or some other infraction, there is no warning phone call.
Please protect yourself. Never give personal information when answering an unsolicited phone call and/or email. Instead, write down the phone number the person is calling from. Do not give any personal information about yourself. Contact your local police department and request to file a complaint.