Jury Reporting Updates

To find out if your jury service has been cancelled, please click on the location where you were directed to report.  This information is listed in the lower left hand corner of your summons.  If you have lost your summons and are unsure of where you are to report, please contact the jury office at either 816-881-3602 or 816-881-1619. 

Kansas City
415 E. 12th Street, Room 301
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Independence
308 W. Kansas, Room 157
Independence, MO 64050
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The 16th Judicial Circuit Court is taking precautions to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all visitors and staff, including its summoned jurors.  In light of the declaration of a world-wide pandemic due to the spread of COVID-19, the Court has suspended the impaneling of jurors at this time. 

As a result, jury service for all jurors summoned during the weeks of March 30th, 2020, and April 6th, April 13th and April 20th, 2020  has been cancelled.  Jurors whose service has been cancelled are entitled to be excused from jury service by the Court for the next three (3) years.  If you happen to receive a summons during that three (3) year period and do not wish to serve, please provide us with the nine (9) digit identification number on the summons that you currently have, and let us know you completed your service under that number during March or April 2020.  We will be happy to excuse you. 

The Court has not yet made a decision with respect to the cancellation of jury service, or any other changes to the reporting requirements, for jurors serving on any dates subsequent to those noted above at this time.  However, you are welcome to check this site again for further updates closer in time to those future dates.  In addition, if you have not already done so, please opt in to receive either text messages or e-mail notices from us through our eJuror system (located under the Juror Login tab) and we will send you an update if your service is cancelled.

When reporting, you will be required to pass through security.  Individuals carrying prohibited items will be required to return them to their vehicle or dispose of them before entering the building.  Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: 

  • any firearm or other weapon
  • any sharp objects such as metal utensils, knitting needles, scissors, tools or knives of any sort
  • flammable chemicals including hair spray, pepper spray or mace

 

In keeping with the dignity and serious nature of court proceedings, proper attire is required in the courtrooms. Temperatures in the courthouses can vary, so you are also encouraged to bring a sweater or jacket.

Lunch is not provided for jurors by the Court. You may bring your lunch if you wish, or there are several restaurants within walking distance of the courthouses. More detailed information regarding eating establishments is posted in the jury assembly rooms. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are provided for jurors. There are also vending machines located in the courthouses near the jury assembly rooms.

You should plan to be at the courthouse for the entire day.  In fact, at times, jurors are at the courthouse past 5:00 p.m., so please expect a long day.  You should also expect to have some downtime, so please bring a book, craft, or something else to occupy you during your downtime. However, keep in mind that sharp objects such as knitting needles and scissors are prohibited.

Laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices are permitted in the courthouses. Free WiFi access is also available in the jury assembly rooms.