Juror Notification - September 2023 Term
Welcome to the September term of court for the City of Salem. The first scheduled jury trial is Wednesday, September 27th. All jurors need to check this website or call the juror hotline number (540-224-8502) on Tuesday, September 26th after 5:00 pm for further instructions. Thank you!
**As a reminder, no electronic devices are allowed inside the courthouse. Please leave these items in your vehicle.
****If the information above has not been updated, please use the juror phone line 540-224-8502 for your instructions.
Please use the Juror Absence Request form to request an absence from jury duty.
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The term listed on your jury summons will indicate the length of your service.
February to 90 days; May to 60 days; July to 60 days; September to 90 days; and December to 60 days
When your juror number (found on your summons) is listed in the notification box above or listed on the juror phone line 540-224-8502, please report to the courthouse at the designated time at 2 East Calhoun Street in the City of Salem. We are located one block over from Main Street, behind the Public Library, and beside the Salem Police Department. We ask that you park in the Broad Street parking lot across from the west end of the courthouse. Please refrain from parking in the Library parking lot as it is only 2-hour parking.
Please report through the main entrance on Calhoun Street, leaving behind any electronics (cell phones, i-pods, cameras, etc.) and items that may be considered weapons. Please view our restricted items listed on our court security page for more information.
Once you have passed through the security checkpoint, you will be directed to a courtroom where all jurors will be assembled for juror orientation. During this time, you will watch a video describing your duties as a juror and what to expect. Should you have any questions prior to your arrival, please review the jury handbook.
Proper dress is required for jurors. Please wear comfortable but appropriate attire. Do not wear shorts or tank tops. For your comfort, be prepared for temperature fluctuations inside the courtrooms and jury rooms.
Code of Virginia exemptions from jury service upon request.
If you have any questions/concerns or you need to speak with a Deputy, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 540-389-0978 or 540-375-3040. If you need your juror instructions please phone the juror phone line at 540-224-8502.