Length of Service
Jurors are required to serve one week. However, Buncombe County jurors are summoned for a specific day of the week. If selected to serve on a jury, jurors will serve the duration of the trial, which will usually last longer than one day. Jurors who are not chosen for a particular trial will complete their service at the end of the day.
Hours of Service
Jurors are expected to be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the length of the trial.
When and Where to ReportJurors who have instructions to call ahead attached to their summons should follow the instructions on the automated system. Jurors must call (828) 259-3509 anytime after 6:00 p.m. on the evening before the service date indicated on their summons. A recorded message will inform jurors if their appearance is required. This message will play the entire night until normal opening hours the following morning. Sometimes the court is able to release some or all jurors when the need for them is less than anticipated.
If instructed to report, jurors are to do so at 8:45 a.m. in room 401 on the 2nd floor of the Buncombe County Judicial Complex on the date indicated on their summons.
Parking InformationFree parking for jurors is available at the county parking deck on College Street, directly across from the Buncombe County Courthouse and beside the Carolina First Bank.
Questions concerning a jury summons received for Buncombe County should be directed to the Jury Clerk at (828) 259-3509 after 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.