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Jury Trial Summons Information

Confirm the receipt of a summons - You must confirm the receipt of the jury trial summons within 72 hours of receiving it. To report the receipt of your summons email the Justice Court's office at jcjury@missoulacounty.us or call (406) 258-3470. 

Juror Questionnaire - If your summons indicates our office does not have a questionnaire on file for you, please complete the Questionnaire as to Qualification for Jury Service.  We recommend using Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader. (Mac users - please do not use Apple Preview.) You can download a free version of Adobe Reader here. NOTE: Your Juror Number is located on the Summons to Report For Jury Service directly above your name and address.  Once completed, please save it as a PDF.  The completed questionnaire may be emailed to  jcjury@missoulacounty.us, presented in person or faxed to (406) 258-3935. To request a hard copy of the questionnaire, please call the Justice Court's office at (406) 258-3470.

Requests to be excused - If you cannot attend jury service on the date/time for which you were summoned to appear you must submit a written request to be excused for the Court’s consideration or complete the Affidavit for Excusal. Requests may be emailed to  jcjury@missoulacounty.us, presented in person, or faxed to (406) 258-3935. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached.

Parking - Parking is available on the 3rd level of the Central Park parking structure (public parking area only please) located on the corner of Main and Ryman Streets. Bring the parking ticket to the Courthouse for validation. If there is no parking available in the parking structure, you may park at a metered parking space without depositing coins however, you must place the SUMMONS TO REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE (with the trial date visible) on the dashboard of the driver's side of your vehicle. In the event you receive a parking ticket for nonpayment, please give the ticket to the bailiff or bring the ticket to the Justice Court office.

Payment – Checks for jury service will be mailed out approximately two (2) weeks after the conclusion of the trial. You can expect to be paid as follows:

· $12.00 to appear as a potential juror
· $25.00 per day if you are selected to sit as a trial juror
· $.58 per mile (IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate) round trip mileage to the Courthouse

Trial Status - Jury trials are sometimes settled at the last minute. We will make every attempt to notify you if you do not need to appear. You may check the status of the trial for which you have been summoned to report at any time by calling our office at 406-258-3470.  If the case has not settled it is important that you report to the Missoula County Courthouse at 200 West Broadway no later than the time indicated on your summons. Failure to appear for jury service could constitute contempt of court.