The Court Clerk prepares and issues about 1,800 jury summons each month except July and August when no jury trials are held. Names are selected at random from the list of licensed drivers or persons holding a current state identification document.
Dear Prospective Juror:
Thank you for your service. We know your time is valuable and your contribution to the administration of justice in Oklahoma is greatly appreciated. Security measures are in effect in the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Every effort will be made to expedite jurors' passage through security. You can help by not carrying certain items to the courthouse. Prohibited items include weapons of any kind; knives of any size; chemical sprays; laser pointers; firearms and ammunition. Security Personnel may also prohibit possession of any other items or materials deemed dangerous or otherwise inappropriate. The Jury Assembly Room opens at 7:30 A.M.
In the event you believe you have compelling reasons that justify your being excused from jury duty, you shall appear at the County Office Annex Building, at 3 p.m. on the Friday immediately before the Monday on which your jury duty is scheduled to begin. At that time, the Chief Judge will hear your reasons and decide if you will be excused. Bring any papers supporting your excuse with you. Requests for excuse will not be considered at any other time. However, if you are 70 years of age or more and wish to be excused from jury service, you may be excused, by state law, by telephoning the Jury Clerk at 405-713-1102, prior to the reporting time to assert your exemption.
Appropriate Court attire is required. Jurors should dress comfortably and in good taste, keeping in mind the dignity of the courtroom and the seriousness of the matters to be decided. Shorts, tank tops or thong sandals are not permitted. The normal period of jury service is usually 2 to 3 days, but may last longer. Plan to be there at least Monday and Tuesday. Once again, thank you for your service as a juror.
Address to Courthouse: 320 Robert S Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
View the map below or click here for the printable PDF of the map.
DIRECTIONS TO OKLAHOMA COUNTY OFFICE ANNEX
Traveling eastbound on I-40, exit on Western Avenue and proceed north to 4th St. Turn east on 4th St. to Hudson Avenue. Turn south on Hudson Avenue and proceed 2 blocks to Robert S. Kerr.
Traveling westbound on I-40, exit on Robinson Avenue and proceed north. You may turn west on W. Reno or Sheridan Avenue and proceed west to Hudson Avenue. Turn north on Hudson Avenue to Robert S. Kerr.
Traveling southbound via I-235/Broadway Extension, exit 6th St. and proceed west to Hudson Avenue. Turn south on Hudson Avenue to Robert S. Kerr.
Traveling northbound via I-235/Broadway Extension, take exit 1C, Sheridan Avenue and proceed west to Hudson Avenue. Turn north on Hudson Avenue to Robert S. Kerr. The Oklahoma County Office Building/Annex is located on the southeast corner of Robert S. Kerr and Hudson Avenue in Oklahoma City.
The street address is (click the address for Google Maps directions) 320 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The County/Metro parking garage (which is open to the public) is located directly north of the Office/Annex Building on Robert S. Kerr Avenue, with entrances facing Kerr and Hudson Avenues at the southwest corner of the parking garage.
Ask your employer what its policy is on juror pay.
On average, 2 days. However, some trials are longer.
There are several public parking areas within a few blocks of the Courthouse for Jury Parking. Rates vary from $5 to $12 per day. View information below or click here to view / print (PDF) parking information.
Parking is available at the following parking facilities. Rates are current as of September 2015.
*Note: Other parking facilities are available in this area. Please do not park at meters as you will not be available to put money in them throughout the day.
Oklahoma law states that all citizens of the United States residing in this state, having the qualifications of electors of this state, are competent jurors to serve on all grand and petit juries within their counties; provided, that persons over 70 years of age and persons who have served as a grand or petit juror during the last 5 immediately preceding calendar years shall not be compelled to serve as jurors in this state, and the court may excuse or discharge any juror drawn and summoned as a grand or petit juror if jury service would result in substantial hardship to the prospective juror.
Persons who are not qualified to serve as jurors are:
320 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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