05Circuit Court

 

Clerks Office/ Licensing/ Land Records: 410-228-0481
Judge’s Chambers: 410-228-6300
Jury Commissioner: 410-228-9840
District Court: 410-901-1420

Jury Information Recording:  410-221-8701

Click here for Dorchester Jury Explanation and FAQs

Click Here for printable Trial (Petit) Jury Information Sheet

Click here for printable November 2021 Tentative Jury Schedule (pdf)

Click here for Jury Service Brochure (pdf)

Click here for GRAND Jury Brochure (pdf)


Excusal Forms

REQUEST FOR EXCUSAL DUE TO CHILD CARE ISSUES

REQUEST FOR EXCUSAL DUE TO FAMILY CARE ISSUES

REQUEST FOR EXCUSAL DUE TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

REQUESTS FOR EXCUSAL DUE TO MEDICAL/ DISABILITY ISSUES

**ANY REQUESTS FOR EXCUSAL DUE TO MEDICAL/ DISABILITY ISSUES NEED
TO HAVE DOCUMENTATION FROM YOUR DOCTOR**

*ALSO REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR BADGE ID# ON ALL SUBMITTED PAPERWORK*

Send all requests and documentation to:
ATTN: Jury Commissioner
P.O. Box 416
Cambridge, MD 21613
Or fax: 410-221-0315

*Please note that all excusals are pending until approved by the judge or jury commissioner*


Message updated on 10/21/2021:

If you or someone you have had close contact with is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, please contact the jury commissioner for instructions.  (410) 228-9840

In order to protect your and other’s safety, please always bring a mask with you and keep socially distant when possible. Mask mandates change frequently. Upon entrance, security will instruct you on current mask protocols in accordance with the latest COVID-19 Administrative Order. You will be screened by security at entrance. Those who are ill or not in compliance will not be admitted into the courthouse. 

Although we attempt to spread reporting obligations among all jurors, you may be called to serve on any day of the month regardless of your juror number. Therefore, you must check every day after 5pm.  It is your responsibility to keep checking to see if your juror number is called for the remainder of the month.

The following message is correct for:

OCTOBER TRIAL JURORS

October Jury Service Has Ended

Thank you for your service.

  

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Grand Jury – October 2021 through February 2022

Grand Jurors will receive a written notice in the mail approximately two weeks before having to report.

 

Scam Alert! 

If you receive a call in reference to missing Jury Duty and have to pay money or you will be arrested from someone who claims to be a Dorchester County Sheriff Deputy.

Please hang up and call the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Department at 410-228-4141. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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