Maryland Courts

Jury Service

20 West Courtland Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 
410-638-3251
Jury Commissioner: Catherine Valdivia
jurycommissioner@harfordcountymd.gov

Jury Reporting Instructions
Please call 410-838-3172 after 5:00 p.m., the evening before your report date (including Sunday).

Jury Orientation

Please report promptly by 9:30 A.M. to the 3rd Floor Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse, 20 W. Courtland Street Bel Air, MD 21014. 

NOTE: If you have not yet returned your juror qualification form, these instructions do not apply to you.
You must report promptly at 9:30 am and bring your completed form with you.

Important: To expedite the check-in process, please have your juror badge ready when you report. Your service is for one day OR one trial. You must plan to be available all day, which could be until 5:00 p.m. or later as it is difficult to predict the trial schedule each day.

Other Information for Jurors

Juror Parking: Jurors park, free of charge, on the roof top level only of the parking garage located on the corner of Courtland Street & Hickory Avenue. Be sure to place your parking permit or a note on your dashboard (visible through the windshield). Note: If the roof top level is closed, you may park on levels 4 and 5, but be sure to still have your permit displayed. 

If your vehicle exceeds the height of the garage (6 feet, 11 inches) or if you require handicap parking, please contact our office, by email or phone, preferable before your report date, for parking instructions.

Inclement Weather Policy

If you are currently seated as a Grand Juror OR as a Juror on a continuing trial/case, you must report as instructed by the State's Attorney's Office (grand jury) or as instructed by the Judge presiding over the case (trial juror). You do not follow this Inclement Weather Policy.

If Harford County Schools are closed, jurors are cancelled and your obligation is complete for this calendar year.

If Harford County Schools have a delayed opening, the same applies for jury duty. For example, if schools are 2 hours late, you are to report for jury duty 2 hours late.
Example: IF SCHOOLS ARE 2 HOURS LATE, YOU ARE TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY 2 HOURS LATE.