The right to trial by jury is one of the principles guaranteed by the Constitution. It is the duty of every citizen to serve when called to do so.

The court’s health and safety protocols require everyone to wear face masks during in-person court events. Face masks must be worn in all courtrooms, hearing rooms, jury assembly rooms and jury deliberation rooms. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided upon your arrival. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout each courthouse.

Zoom for Jurors

Have you received a summons for jury duty? Some jurors may be asked to serve remotely using the Zoom platform. We've created a webpage where you'll find contact numbers for jury coordinators in all three counties, helpful hints for navigating Zoom, and a link to practice with Zoom and become comfortable using it prior to your jury service. Visit Zoom for Jurors webpage

Protect Yourself Against Jury Duty Scams!

Court officers will never ask for payment, a credit card or social security number for failure to appear for jury duty.  Report suspicious activity immediately to your local law enforcement agency. 

Don't give out personal information by phone or email!

Parking Directions

DeSoto County: Parking is in the lot on the North side of the Courthouse between Oak Street and SR 70.

Manatee County: Your “Juror Parking Permit” was included in your jury summons packet.  Place it on the dashboard of your car when you park.   The following locations are the only parking areas where this identification is valid:  (1) Parking garage located at 615 12th Street West, in any space on the first or second level not marked “Reserved” and before you reach the gate restricting access to the third floor; or (2) the downtown Post Office parking lot, 824 Manatee Avenue West.

Sarasota North County: Park in the County parking garage located on the corner of Ringling Boulevard and School Avenue. 

South County: Park in the lot behind the Courthouse.

Pro Bono Juror Counseling

The experts and facilities listed below have agreed to meet with jurors for a one-time free of charge counseling session