Information Specific to Roanoke Jurors
Before you come to the courthouse for jury service, be sure to call the jury information hotline at 540-853-2849. A recorded announcement will tell you whether to report for jury duty on a following day. It is your responsibility to call this number after 5 p.m. each day of your jury service (or after 5 p.m. on Fridays for information about Monday's trials), unless you have been directed otherwise by a judge or the recorded message.
Jury Term of Service
You have been summoned for jury service for the next term of court. Terms of court in the City of Roanoke last for approximately 1 month, usually beginning on the first Monday of a month, and continuing until the first Monday of the next month. However, this does not mean you will have to physically report to the courthouse for a month. Many jurors have received a summons for this term, and the responsibility of jury service is shared fairly. Most jurors in our city find jury service is an exciting experience in participatory democracy that does not impose an unfair burden on them, their families, or their occupations.
Although your jury summons is for the first day of the term of court, please do not come to court as a juror unless you have called the jury information hotline, 540-853-2849, and heard an announcement telling you to come, or a deputy sheriff has reached you by telephone and told you you must report. You will not be expected in court at the date and time on your summons unless the message or a deputy sheriff tells you to come. You will receive an orientation on the morning you first appear as a juror.
Parking for jurors is available in the Campbell Court Parking Garage (335 Campbell Avenue SW Roanoke, VA 2016) located across from the Roanoke Police Department and the Sheriff's Office. Please bring your parking garage ticket to court to be validated by a deputy sheriff.
State law sets your compensation at the rate of $30 for each day you attend court. Your compensation will be mailed by the City Treasurer after your term as a juror has ended.
The judges, court personnel, the Sheriff's Office and those whose cases you will try look forward to your fulfillment of this vital civic duty. Please call the jury hotline 540-853-2849 as outlined above. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call a deputy sheriff at 540-853-2849 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.