The Circuit Court’s Jury Coordinator starts the process of summoning jurors, answers questions, excuses jurors from service and makes them comfortable while they are at the courthouse.
Most juror interaction with the Court occurs through use of the Juror Call-in number (804-365-6352). Jurors are responsible for following instructions on the juror summons and Juror Call-in number and reporting to court on time for trial.
Notify the Clerk’s Office at HanoverCC@courts.state.va.us, if you have questions about this web page or if any of the links do not work.
Jury Coordinator – Contact Information
The jury coordinator’s office is on the 2nd floor of the Circuit Court Building, 7507 Library Drive, Hanover, VA 23069, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. See Hanover County Government Complex Map and Directions for location information.
Call the Jury Coordinator at the following number:
The mailing address is Hanover Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Attention: Jury Coordinator, Post Office Box 39, Hanover, VA 23069.
How can I find answers to questions about jury service?
Try the Juror Call-in Number (365-6352) or reread the jury summons. For in depth information about jury service try Virginia’s Judicial System’s The Answer Book for Jury Service. The Jury Coordinator can also answer questions (Tel. 804-365-6493).
How can I be excused from jury service on a particular day or for the entire period for which I am called?
Requests for relief from jury service must be written and sent to the Jury Coordinator at Hanover Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Attention: Jury Coordinator, Post Office Box 39, Hanover, VA 23069. Option 5 on the Juror Call-in Number (365-6352) explains this process fully. The Jury Coordinator cannot grant requests made within 48 hours of a trial, except in cases of emergency.
Please click the link below for answers to the most common questions concerning jury excusal.
Excusal from Jury Service
Do I report to court everyday during my term of jury service?
No, you only report on days when trials are scheduled.
How do I know when I am supposed to report for jury service?
Call the Juror Call-in Number (tel. 804-365-6352) as directed to learn your schedule, and call again immediately before leaving for court to check for last minute cancellations.
Where do I report for service?
Hanover County Circuit Courthouse, 7507 Library Drive, Hanover, Virginia. Hanover County Government Complex Map and Directions
How should I dress when I report to court?
Wear comfortable conservative clothes appropriate for a business environment. Remember you could spend a long day at court.
Is there anything I can do to make my jury service more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable?
Certainly! While efforts are made to reduce delay and avoid waiting time, you may have to wait awhile at the courthouse before you find out whether you have been chosen to actually sit on a jury. So bring a book, some needlework, or other quiet activity; solve a crossword puzzle; write a letter; sketch a picture; or get to know your fellow jurors. Remember that as a juror, you are a vital part of the court system. Part of the job of many court employees, such as the bailiffs and clerks, is to help make your jury service comfortable and convenient. Don't be afraid to ask them for help.
How long will the trial last?
Jury trials vary in length. The Judge will tell you before jury selection the estimated length of the trial and give you the opportunity to raise any concerns about your ability to serve.
How much am I paid for jury service?
Virginia law provides that jurors shall be entitled to $30 for each day of attendance for expenses of travel incident to jury service and other necessary and reasonable costs.