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JUROR INFORMATION
Each year, the State Election Commission provides our county with a list of potential jurors. The names are collected from voter registration, drivers license and state-issued identification cards. Jurors are selected for each term by random computer selection. Notices are mailed out 30 days in advance of the term of court.

Jury parking is available in the corner lot behind the courthouse beside the Purina Feed and Seed Store. The lot is marked with a sign that states Jury Parking.

Jurors are paid $15.00 per day for each day they have to appear. Jury checks are mailed the last day of service. An excuse is attached to each check to take to the employer.

It is up to each employer whether they pay you while you are on jury duty. You will have to check with your employer to see what their policy is.

We have an automated number available for jurors to call in to see when they are needed.              864-942-8550 The judge for your term will give you instructions as to when you will need to call. Usually jury duty lasts only one week.

TO JURORS:
YOU MAY BE EXCUSED FROM JURY DUTY IF:

YOU CANNOT SPEAK OR UNDERSTAND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,

YOU HAVE SERVED AS A JUROR IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OR GENERAL SESSIONS WITHIN THE LAST THREE (3) YEARS. (FEDERAL, MAGISTRATE OR MUNICIPAL COURTS DO NOT APPLY),

YOU HAVE LEGAL CUSTODY OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF SEVEN (7) AND DO NOT WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME,

YOU ARE MEDICALLY UNABLE TO SERVE. YOU MUST PROVIDE A DOCTOR’S STATEMENT. YOUR DOCTOR MAY FAX THIS TO 864-942-8693. UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD BY THIS OFFICE THAT WE HAVE YOUR STATEMENT, YOU STILL MUST APPEAR,

YOU ARE SIXTY-FIVE (65) OR OLDER, AND DO NOT WISH TO SERVE, YOU ARE EXCUSED. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL OR APPEAR!!! THIS OFFICE ALREADY HAS YOUR AGE AND WILL STRIKE YOU IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU

YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED IF:
YOU ARE NOT A US CITIZEN

YOU HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME AND COULD HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO A YEAR (1) OR MORE

YOU DO NOT LIVE IN GREENWOOD COUNTY

YOU MAY BE TRANSFERRED IF:
YOU ARE A FULL TIME STUDENT, TEACHER, HAVE A CONFLICT DUE TO WORK OR VACATION PLANS, OR HAVE MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE TRANSFERRED ONCE!!

JURY SERVICE PAYS $15.00 PER DAY OF ACTUAL SERVICE. IF YOU ARE EXCUSED OR TRANSFERRED WHEN YOU APPEAR, YOU ARE NOT PAID FOR THAT DAY.

**ABSOLUTELY NO PHONES,TANK TOPS, SHORTS ,GUNS, WEAPONS, MACE OR ANY SHARP OBJECTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT KAYLA FRYER (864) 942-8548 or LYNN WELLS (864) 942-8612.

THE AUTOMATED JUROR INFORMATION NUMBER IS 864-942-8550.

Failure To Appear for Jury Duty
This section applies only to those jurors summoned by the Greenwood County Clerk of Court. Other courts have different rules and procedures.

Our society considers our court system so important to civilization that federal and state laws require that citizens perform jury service when summoned by the courts. If you receive a summons for jury duty from the Clerk of Court for Greenwood County, then you should promptly complete and return any forms included with the summons. If you feel you are disqualified or exempt from jury service. Please phone Kayla Fryer at (864) 942-8548 or Lynn Wells at (864) 942-8612.

According to the South Carolina Code of Laws, if an individual is summoned to attend jury duty, in any court, and fails to appear on the scheduled date without sufficient excuse, that person may be required to pay a fine or other penalties imposed by the judge. In addition, the judge may require the Sheriff’s Office to come to your home or place of business to escort you to the Courthouse.

Please, do not ignore or forget about a summons to jury service. The court system needs your help and appreciates your cooperation.