Orange County Jury Servicess
Under the direction of Court Administration
Jurors to Report
- Bus Service
- Childcare Service
- Contact Information
- Courthouse Notice
- Information Brochure
- Jury Exit Survey
- Orientation Video
- Request for Postponement/Excusal
- Report Instructions
- Term of Service
Whether or not you are selected to serve on a jury, your participation is critical to one of the most fundamental principles of our free society - the right to a jury trial. Your participation as a juror is essential to our common law system of justice. Our system affords all persons going to trial the opportunity to have the facts of their cases determined by a jury of their peers. The Judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit thank you in advance for your service. We hope you find your jury service to be an interesting and positive experience.
Term of Service: Jury duty will normally last for one day or the completion of one trial. If you are not selected to serve on a trial after the first day of your service, you will most likely be excused. Jury service may be extended beyond these limits to meet the needs of the Court.
Report Instruction: A recorded message provides jurors with specific reporting information. You must call 407-836-2048 after 5:00 p.m. on the day before you are to report, even if this day is a Sunday or a holiday, to be informed by a recorded message whether your service will be required. You may be placed on standby. If the telephone recording is not operational, report for jury duty as directed by your summons. If you do not have a touch tone phone, or need assistance, please call 407-836-2206 before 5:00 p.m. on the day before you are to report.
Compensation: You will be compensated fifteen dollars per day for the first three days of service if you are unemployed or your employer does not pay you your regular wage. If your employer pays you your regular wage, you will not be compensated for the first three days of service. On the fourth day and beyond all jurors receive thirty dollars per day compensation. Sorry, but there is no reimbursement for mileage.
Juror Parking: Juror parking is provided at the "Centroplex Garage II" on Alexander Place, just east of the Amway Arena. Please pull a ticket upon entering the facility. Park on the second floor or above. Bring your ticket with you when reporting for jury duty. Be sure to ride the Lymo (free bus shuttle) to downtown. Disembark at the Courthouse. You will receive continued parking privileges for the remainder of your service.
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Courthouse Notice: The following items will be prohibited from coming into the courthouse
- Knives of any type
- Handcuffs/handcuff keys
- Box cutters
- Pepper spray
- Aerosol cans
- Tape measures
- Clay and/or putty material
- Glass perfume bottles over 4 oz
- Chains over 12" in length
- Oversized belt buckles
These items must be taken back to your vehicle or they will be confiscated and disposed of.
Bus Service: LYNX will provide free bus service for all jurors during their term of service. To receive the free transportation service, jurors simply present their Juror Summons to the driver. Please note that the date of service listed on the Juror Summons must match the actual calendar date (i.e., the Juror Summons will only serve as a free bus pass on their first day of service). Jury staff will provide bus passes for jurors who are required to serve additional days. Please go to http://www.golynx.com for a complete list of routes and schedules. Click here to view video
Childcare Services: A Place for Children (APC), located in the Orange County Courthouse, will provide childcare services for jurors during their term of service. APC accepts children from the ages of one to eleven. Provided below are the enrollment policies:
- Reservations must be made one (1) week in advance to ensure proper childcare ratio
- Juror photo identification required
- Juror must complete the enrollment paperwork
- Children must be picked up from 12:00pm to 12:24pm and by 5:00pm
- APC provides snacks and drinks for the children
- Juror must provide diapers, bottles, sipee cups, and a change of clothes
- APC will not accept sick children
Orange TV broadcasts an informative ten (10) minute juror orientation program Monday through Friday at 7:30am and 4:30pm. You can also watch the video by clicking the link provided below.
Juror Orientation Video (Requires Windows Media Player 9)
Note: A more court-specific juror video will be shown during orientation.
Request for Postponement/Excusal: If you have a scheduling conflict and/or extreme hardship, you can request a postponement from your assigned service date to a date more convenient with your schedule. Your first postponement request will be granted upon demand. Additional requests, however, will be granted only if you can prove undue hardship.
There are very few statutory reasons for being excused from jury duty. If you feel that you should be exempt or excused from your service obligation, you can submit the request to the Jury Duty Judge. All requests must be mailed or submitted on-line no less than ten (10) days prior to the report date to:
Ninth Judicial Circuit Court
P.O. Box 3593
Orlando, Florida 32802-0391
Click on the juror badge below for
Request for Postponement\Excusal Form.
Complete the form and click the submit form button.
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Note: Your request to be excused must be approved by a Judge. A reasonable effort will be made to notify you if your request has been approved or denied. If, however, you are not contacted by the Office of Jury Administration, your request has been granted.
Information Brochure: For more detailed information, concerning jury duty, please read the on-line juror information brochure titled Jury Duty. The brochure is posted in "pdf" format, and is only readable by using Acrobat Reader.
Jur-E-Pass: Jurors who complete the Juror Questionnaire Information on-line can avoid the long check-in lines by using the Jur-E-Pass line. When reporting for Jury Duty look for the separate Jur-E-Pass line, located at the counter in the Jury Assembly Room.
Amenities: To make your stay with the Ninth Judicial Circuit as comfortable as possible, the Jury Assembly Room includes the following features (no cost to the jurors):
- Laptop Wi-Fi Internet - Instructions
- Laptop data connections
- Cyber Cafe with Internet access
- Fax service
- Storage lockers
- Pagers for juror movement
- Informational slide show
- Telephone service
- Cable TV
- Magazines & Books
- Vending Machines
- Refrigerators in deliberation rooms
- Courteous and helpful staff
Jury Service Exit Survey: If you have completed service, the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida would greatly appreciate feedback on your experience as a juror. To complete and submit the survey, please click on the icon below:
Juror Exit Questionnaire - On-line
Location: 425 N. Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (407) 836-2206
Call-In Recording: (407) 836-2048
Facsimile: (407) 836-2346
Please contact our Jury Services office should you need additional information at 407-836-2206. Please note that the volume of phone calls is greatest in the mornings.
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