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PHONE:  (540) 375-3040 or (540) 389-0978|HOURS:  M-F 8am-4:30pm |EMAIL:
JUROR LINE: (540) 224-8502|LOCATION:  2 East Calhoun Street, Salem, VA 24153

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PHONE:  (540) 375-3040 or (540) 389-0978|HOURS:  M-F 8am-4:30pm |EMAIL:
JUROR LINE: (540) 224-8502|LOCATION:  2 East Calhoun Street, Salem, VA 24153

Juror Notification

July 2019 Term:   Welcome to the July term of court.  The first scheduled jury trial is Wednesday, August 28th.  All jurors need to check this website or call 540-224-8502 on Tuesday, August 27th after 5:00pm for further information.  Thank you!                        

If the information above has not been updated, please use the juror phone line 540-224-8502 for your instructions.



If you have a need to be excused from jury duty for a single day, a sequence of dates or for the whole term, please open the juror absence request (link at beginning of paragraph).  Complete the form, print, and then mail or fax to the Salem Circuit Court Clerk's Office.  Once the Judge has reviewed the request, the Clerk's Office will mail the response back to your home address or you can call the Clerk of Court at 540-375-3067 at any time between 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Complete your juror absence request form and mail, fax or email to:

Salem Circuit Court Clerk's Office
2 East Calhoun Street
Salem, VA 24153

Fax:        (540) 375-4039


General Information

The term listed on your jury summons will indicate the length of your service. 

February-90 days;  May-60 days;  July-60 days;  September-90 days;  and December-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 St., 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 two 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.