Jury Duty


The Greene County Courts and Circuit Clerks office, would like to thank you for your involvement in the judicial process. Our goal is to make this process as simple as possible and to respect the time and effort you have taken to serve your fellow citizens. One day, you may need the help of your fellow citizens.

The jury system plays a vital role in the democratic process of the United States. The jury serves as a link between the courts and the people and also as a guard against possible oppression by the government. The jury provides a means of settling disputes between citizens (civil proceedings) as well as between an individual and the state (criminal proceedings). Because of these roles, the jury is one of the foundations of liberty in our country.


Length of Service

Jury service is for one week or one trial. Most jurors complete their service within two or three days. Occasionally, trials may last up to two weeks.


Parking

Free parking is available to jurors in the lot around the Courthouse and directly across the street.


Juror Pay

Jurors will receive no pay for the first two days of service. After the second day jurors will receive $50 per day, plus .07 per mile round trip from your residence to the Courthouse. A correct mailing address is essential for payment.


You are required to serve if summoned

A person who is summoned for jury service and who willfully fails to appear is guilty of criminal contempt and upon conviction may be fined not more than $500.00 (494.450 RSMo). Missouri Law provides that your employer may not terminate your employment or discipline you because you perform jury service.


For more information

Please review the juror handbook. Hard copies are available at your local library or the Greene County Jury Office. If you have any further questions please contact the Jury Office at (417) 868-4821.If you need an accommodation for a disability, please call at least one week in advance of your report date.

The office number is (417) 868-4821.