Jury Duty

Jury duty in 54-A District Court is for one week, Monday through Wednesday. Jurors call 517-483-4439 each morning between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and are told if they need to report that day. Jurors told to report must be here by 10:15 a.m.

Requests to be Excused or Postponed

Requests to be excused or postponed from jury service must be made before your week of jury duty. Mail your request to:
Jury Clerk
54-A District Court
124 E Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

You may also call the Jury Clerk at 517-483-4443, or request a postponement or to be excused online.

A request due to a medical condition must be accompanied by a doctor's statement.

Requests to be Disqualified

Requests to be disqualified are handled by the Ingham County Jury Board online, or 517-483-6422. Grounds for disqualification are:
  • Being over the age of 70 and not wishing to serve;
  • Not able to speak or understand the English language;
  • Having a permanent medical condition that precludes service;
  • Not a resident of the City of Lansing;
  • Having a felony conviction.

Juror Pay

Jurors are paid $12.50 for one-half day, and $25 for the first full day. Juror pay increases to $20 for a second half day and $40 for a second full day and for each day thereafter. Jurors receive $1.50 in mileage any day they report. Parking is paid if you park in a City of Lansing parking facility.

Responsibilities of a Juror

  • Call the jury hotline at 517-483-4439 between 9:15 - 9:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Arrive by 10:15 a.m. if told to report.
  • Park in City of Lansing Parking ramp (see map below).
  • Dress appropriately for court (no jeans, shorts, halters, flip-flops).
  • Make child care arrangements in advance of your jury term.
  • Arrange for your transportation to and from jury duty.
  • If you are summoned for jury duty and do not report as required, you will be subject to contempt of court.