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Jury Duty in Municipal Court

Jurors for Greenville Municipal Court are randomly selected from a database that contains information from the South Carolina Election Commission and the South Carolina Highway Department.

If you are selected for a specific jury trial term, you will receive a Municipal Court Juror Response Form and a self-addressed envelope in the mail. The Juror Response Form must be completed and returned to Municipal Court.

Juror Disqualification Criteria

An individual fitting any one of the following categories is disqualified from serving as a Municipal Court juror:

  • You are not a U.S. citizen
  • You are not a resident of the city of Greenville
  • You cannot read, write, speak or understand English
  • You have less than a 6th grade education
  • You have a mental/physical condition that prevents you from serving
  • You are a convicted felon
  • You work in a court capacity
  • You have served on a Greenville Municipal Court jury within the same calendar year
Juror Exempt Criteria

An individual fitting any one of the following categories is exempt from serving as a Municipal Court juror:

  • You are 65+ years or older and wish to be excused
  • You are the primary caregiver of a disabled person or person 65+ years or older who cannot care for themselves
  • You have legal custody and duty of care of a child under the age of 7
  • You served on a Greenville Municipal Court jury during the previous year

An affidavit (notarized statement) must be submitted attesting to the above statements.

Juror Transfer Criteria

An individual will be transferred to a future jury trial session if [s]he is a student or school employee.

An affidavit (notarized statement) must be submitted attesting to the above statements.

Terms of Service

Jury trials are scheduled Monday through Thursday of the designated jury trial week and as a juror, you must report on the Monday of the scheduled jury trial week. Failure to appear or notify the court may result in your being fined $500 for contempt of court.

As a juror, you will be acting as an officer of the court. Jury panels are made up of six jurors and the jury is charged with listening to the facts of a case and determining whether an individual is guilty or not guilty.

Jurors will receive $5 per day, regardless of whether chosen to sit on a jury. Payment is mailed to the address on your summons and you should receive it within 45 days of your service.

Reporting for Jury Duty

Please arrive promptly and please do not bring beverages, children, relatives or friends with you on the day you report for jury duty.

Upon arrival you will be shown to a courtroom separate from all other case parties attending jury trials. It is important that you DO NOT speak with any case party – even if it is a relative.

When the clerk calls your name, you should be prepared to stand and state your name and occupation. At that time, the judge may ask questions to determine your qualification to serve.

If you are dismissed or told to report the following day, be sure to you know when and where you are to report.

Each morning, roll will be taken to record your presence.

Parking/Court Access

Jurors should park in the Municipal Court lot on Academy Street (HWY 123). Jurors will receive parking passes upon their arrival at the courthouse.

Greenville Municipal Court is committed to providing accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA). If you have any special needs or accommodations, please contact the Municipal Court at 864-467-6650, prior to the date you are summoned to appear.

Security

Everyone who enters the Municipal Court building must pass through a metal detector and may be subject to search. Purses, briefcases and the like will be searched as well. Weapons, which include everything from pocket knives to personal protection devices, are strictly prohibited in the Municipal Court.

Cell Phones/Communication Devices

All cell phones and/or other communication devices should be turned off, or in silent mode prior to entering the courtroom(s). Court security officers have been instructed to confiscate any device making noise in the courtroom.

Further Information

If you need more information or wish to discuss your status for jury service, please call the Deputy Clerk at 864-467-6638. Each summoned juror will receive a Juror Handbook during roll call on his or her first day of service. You can also click here to download a copy of the handbook.

Contact

Pam Larson
Clerk of Court

Location:
Greenville Municipal Court
426 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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Mailing Address:
Greenville Municipal Court
426 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29602

Telephone Numbers

General Information:
864-467-6650

General FAX:
864-467-6651

Pay Parking Citations

City Parking Citations

Court Documents and Forms

Documents are available for download below:

Handbook for Those Accused of a Misdemeanor
Request For Records
State Expungement Order
Juror's Handbook
Juror Response Form
Notice of Appeal
Request for Reconsideration
SCDMV Affidavit for Lost/Surrendered Driver's License
SCDMV Dealing with Identity Theft Brochure
Media Coverage Form
Expungement Form for Municipal Court
ADSAP Sites
Notice for Right to Preliminary Hearing
Uniform Traffic Ticket Sample
Subpoena in Criminal Case

Spanish Language Documents:
Notificación del Recurso de Apelación - Español
Petición de Revisión del Fallo - Español