Buncombe County Jury Service

Find information about jury service in this county.

Length of Service

North Carolina jurors are required to serve one week, with the exception of Buncombe County. 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 to serve will complete their service at the completion of that jury selection process, which generally ends on the date of service.

Hours of Service

Jurors are expected to be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

When and Where to Report

Jurors who have instructions to call ahead attached to their summons should follow the instructions on the automated system. Jurors must call (828) 259-3405 any time 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 272 on the 2nd floor of the Buncombe County Judicial Complex on the date indicated on their summons.

Parking Information

Free parking for jurors is provided in the Buncombe County Parking Deck, located directly across from the courthouse at 164 College St. The automated parking ticket jurors receive upon entrance to the parking deck must be validated by the jury clerk.


Questions or concerns regarding your jury summons may be emailed to juryclerk@buncombecounty.org or may be directed to the jury clerk by calling (828) 259-3400 and following the prompts for jury service.

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