Jury Service

Welcome to Jury Duty. The following information listed below should help answer some of your questions.

Terms of Service

Wisconsin law limits you to no more than 5 days of service, unless you are selected to serve on a trial that will last longer. You are exempt from jury duty for 4 years after your month of service. Most jurors report only one or two times in a month.

Attendance

Please sign-in at the Multi-Purpose Room #1402 at the Judicial Center. Jurors who do not sign in will be marked absent and will not be paid. In addition, jurors not appearing may be served with an Order to Show Cause and be ordered to appear before the Judge and explain their absence.

Availability

If you absolutely cannot serve the dates you are selected to serve as a juror and would like a short deferral, please contact the Clerk of Courts office. If you serve the first day, you are expected to complete your service. If any of the following apply at this time, please contact the Clerk of Courts office by phone or by writing immediately:

  • You are no longer a Dunn County resident, or
  • You are on probation or parole for a Felony

Notifications

If you would like to sign up for text message reminders and/or e-mail reminders about jury duty service please call (715) 232-2611 ext. 4. Notifications will be sent out by text message and/or e-mail the evening before the jury trial date listed on your schedule. The notification will inform you if the jury trial is going or has been removed from the calendar. It will also inform you where to report if the jury trial is going to occur.

Illness or Emergency

If you are unable to report for jury duty service because of illness or an emergency, please call the Clerk of Courts office shortly after 8:00 a.m. at 232-2611 ext. 4 and/or you can leave a voice message on 715-231-6635. If you are unable to complete your service, you will be rescheduled.

Juror Pay

You will be paid a juror per diem of $12.50 for one-half day of service and $25.00 for a full day of service, plus round trip mileage at $0.51 cents per mile. You will receive a check usually within three weeks of your service. If your address has changed since you were summoned for jury duty service, please inform the Clerk of Courts office immediately.

Breaks

Periodic 10-15 minute breaks will occur during a jury trial. Jurors are not permitted to leave the Judicial Center once they are serving on a jury. Smoking is not permitted in the Judicial Center, accommodations may be allowed to take individuals out of the building for this purpose. 

Lunch Break

Lunch is provided by the County. If you have a food allergy or dietary concerns please inform the jury bailiff so they are aware. 

Reporting Instructions

Please call in according to the list of dates you received with your summons. Please call (715) 231-6635 any time after 5:00 p.m. the evening before each scheduled jury trial and no later than 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the scheduled jury trial. Please listen to the phone message; it will give you instructions for reporting, including the time of day to report. Trials will likely begin between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. 

Employer Form Letter

If your employer requires verification of your jury duty attendance, the Clerk of Courts office will provide a form letter showing the days served and the amount of money paid for serving as a juror. You will need to provide the Clerk of Courts office the name and address of your employer. The verification will be sent directly to your employer.