Cecil County Jury Office
129 East Main Street, Room 7A
Elkton, Maryland 21921
Recorded reporting instructions after 5:00 P.M. 410-996-5320 or 1-800-228-JURY (5879)
Jury Assembly Room is located on the Basement level, Room 7A
JURORS - in the event of inclement weather, the juror information line at 1-800-228-5879 will be updated with any delays or closings.
The Cecil County Circuit Court is the first of fifteen jurisdictions to replace its jury system with a new jury management system. This system offers many advantages to the citizens of Maryland and will improve jury management efficiency in the Circuit Courts. A few benefits of the system for prospective jurors is the ability to access their juror information; complete a juror qualification form online; request to be excused or deferred and update their juror profile information twenty-four hours a day.
Cecil County has four Grand Jury terms for 3-months each which begin January, April, July and October. Grand jurors generally serve 2 days per month. Trial jurors, also known as Petit jurors, serve for one week. The Circuit Court schedules jury trials Monday through Thursday and tries not to set jury trials on Fridays if possible.
If you have received a summons for jury service please complete Part B – Juror Qualification Form on the back portion of your summons and return it to the Jury Office within ten days of receipt. You can also complete the Qualification Form online at http://mdcourts.gov/juryservice/jurorqualificationform.html.
Reporting for Jury Service
There are two ways to verify if your service is required:
- Check the online Jury Announcements after 5:00 p.m.
- Use the automated call-in system. The juror summons provides the information needed to access the call-in system. The toll-free number for the call-in system is 1-800-228-JURY (5879) or 410-996-5320. Jurors must call after 5:00 P.M. to confirm service for the following day. You will need your reporting number from the “Juror Badge” portion of your summons to obtain reporting information. Your summons specifies if you are a Trial juror or a Grand juror. The recorded message will advise jurors as to whether or not they are needed for jury duty and provide additional instructions including the daily reporting time. Please make certain that you listen to the entire message carefully.
Trial Jurors must call in or check the online Jury Announcements page each and every evening (Sunday – Thursday) during their service week to confirm service is required the next day.
Grand Jurors call the evening prior to their summons date only. If empanelled as a Grand juror you will be given a specific list of reporting dates and will not be required to call-in after the first day.
Jury Service is an important aspect of the rights, privileges, and duties we all enjoy as citizens. Your willingness to serve and participate in this essential part of our judicial system is greatly appreciated by the Circuit Court for Cecil County. We thank you in advance for your participation and cooperation.