Juror Information

Pearl Eaton, Jury Commissioner
Circuit Court for Caroline County
109 Market Street, Room 200
Denton, MD 21629
Phone: 410-479-5986
Fax: 410-479-4063

RECORDED REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS: (after 1:00 p.m.) 410-479-3821

Jury Service is an important part of the rights, privileges and freedoms all Americans enjoy. YOUR service as a juror is greatly appreciated by the Court.

If you have received a questionnaire/summons for jury service, please check to see if you have been selected for TRIAL or GRAND jury service, and complete Part B - Juror Qualification Form on the back portion of the form. This portion of the form MUST be completed and returned together with any relevant documentation within ten (10) days of receipt. You may be able to complete the Qualification Form online at http://mdcourts.gov/jury. In addition to completing the form on line, you can update your juror profile or request that your service be deferred (one time only).


To determine your reporting status, you are instructed to call the jury phone line: 410-479-3821 after 1:00 p.m. the day before your service date noted on the Juror Badge. When making the call, it is important that you know your reporting number. Your reporting number is shown on the Juror Badge. Listen for your reporting number and you will receive specific reporting instructions. YOU MUST BRING YOUR JUROR BADGE/SUMMONS WITH YOU WHEN YOU REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE.


To determine your reporting status, you are instructed to call the information line: 410-479-3821 after 1:00 p.m. the evening prior to the first date of service shown on your JUROR BADGE. The recorded message will advise whether or not your service is required and provide additional instructions including the time to report. It is important that you listen to the entire message. Grand Jurors will receive separate notices for each additional day they are to meet. These notices will be sent two weeks prior to the report date. Please follow the instructions in each notice you receive. YOU MUST BRING YOUR JUROR BADGE/SUMMONS WITH YOU WHEN YOU REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE.


The Circuit Court is located 109 Market Street, Denton, MD. Non-metered parking is available in the Municipal Parking lot on the corner of Gay and Third Streets, as well as some side streets around the Courthouse. Please avoid the metered parking spaces.


Please arrive early to allow time for parking and for the security check required upon entering the Courthouse. Roll call will begin promptly at the reporting time indicated.

NO weapons of ANY kind are permitted on the premises of the Courthouse. Possession and use of cell phones and other electronic devices are limited or prohibited in designated areas of the court facility. The current policy of the Circuit Court in Caroline County prohibits the possession of cell phones or other PDAs on the second floor, in and around the courtroom. Therefore, jurors should avoid bringing cell phones or PDAs into the courthouse. Proper attire is required - NO uniforms, shorts, jeans, t-shirts, gym clothes or tank tops. NO provisions are available for childcare. You may bring reading material.


In the event of inclement weather, please call the information line, 410-479-3821. You may also follow updates on local television news and radio stations.


Jurors may request excusal for specific days for doctor's appointments, vacation, or other valid reasons. Please submit your written request to the Jury Commissioner's Office no later than two weeks prior to your date of service. You MUST INCLUDE VERIFICATION (note from physician, copy of appointment card, reservation, etc.). Any information being faxed must also include your month of service and your juror identification number.


During the period of your service, you will be paid the sum of $20.00 per day for attendance.


To learn more about jury service, see the Judiciary's Jury Service website.