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 postponed or excused from jury service should be made online.
If you are unable to submit your request online, you may mail your request to:

Jury Clerk
54-A District Court
124 W. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI   48933

or call the jury clerk at (517) 483-4443.

Requests due to medical reasons require a physician's statement.

Requests to be excused or postponed must be made at least one week prior to your week of jury service.

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 $15.00 for the first half-day, and $30.00 for the first full day.  If a juror is told to report for a second day, the pay is $22.50 for a half-day, and $45.00 for a full day.  Jurors are also paid $3.00 for mileage for each day they report.

Responsibilities of a Juror

  • Call the jury hotline at 517-483-4439 between 9:15 - 9:30 a.m., Monday through Wednesday.
  • 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.