Jury Duty

Serving on a jury is an important civic responsibility that is coordinated by the King William County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.  You can find general information about jury service in the Virginia Judicial System’s brochure titled “The Answer Book for Jury Service (PDF)” 

Receiving a Summons

Jury summonses are delivered by the King William County Sheriff’s Office. The notice will indicate the dates you have been asked to serve and will provide instructions on what to do.  Receiving a summons does not necessarily mean that you will serve on a jury, but you will be in a pool of candidates who could potentially serve.

Determining Whether You Need to Report to Court

Jurors do not report to the courthouse every day of their service period. To determine when you need to report, you will rely on the juror information number that is provided in the notice. The notice will detail the dates and times that you should call.

Virginia law mandates that jurors receive $50 each time they report to court, whether or not they are selected to serve. This stipend helps cover jurors’ expenses.  Payment takes two to four weeks.  

Reporting for Service

If you call the juror information number and are told to report to court, pay attention to the time you are told to arrive. You will report to:

  • King William County Courthouse
    351 Courthouse Lane
    King William, VA 23086

Arrive at the courthouse with time to spare as proceedings will start on time. Call the juror information number just before you start for the courthouse to find out if the trial has been canceled at the last-minute.

Relief From Jury Service

If you need to be excused from jury service for a part or the entire term or believe you are exempted by law from serving, mail a written request to be excused to:

  • King William Circuit Court
    351 Courthouse Lane, Suite 130
    King William, VA 23086

Send your request before your jury service begins.