If you have lost your summons, please email the jury coordinator at Cumberland.Jury.Coordinator@nccourts.org.
Deferral / Reschedule
If this date for jury service is not convenient for you, you may request a one-time deferral / reschedule of your jury service to another date. To reschedule, please complete the form on the back of your jury summons and return at least seven (7) days prior to your service to the address on the back of your jury summons. Please note you may appear in person with your request on any Wednesday before your service date in room 102 on the first floor of the courthouse, located at 117 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
If you are requesting that the court excuse you from jury service, please complete the form on the back of your summons and provide the necessary documents to support your request. Please return your request at least ten (10) days before your jury service to the address listed on the back of your jury summons. Please note you may appear in person with your request on any Wednesday before your service date, in room 102 on the first floor of the courthouse, located at 117 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
Length of Service
Jury service operates on a daily reporting plan which means that a new group of jurors are summoned each day of the week. If selected to serve on a jury, a juror will serve for the duration of that trial. Most trials last several days. If a trial is expected to take longer than several days, the presiding judge will discuss the anticipated length of the trial with potential jurors.
If a juror is not selected for a trial and the presiding judge excuses them, then their jury service will be completed for two (2) years. Any juror who serves on a trial or anyone who reports for jury service and is not selected and is excused by the presiding judge will be ineligible for jury service for two (2) years.
When and Where to Report
Each juror receives a jury summons. On the front page of the summons is information on the time and place to report for jury service. Jurors in Cumberland County will report at 8:30 AM to the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse located at 117 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. All jurors will report to the jury assembly room, room 339 in the courthouse.
Call the jury information line the night before your jury service. The number for the jury information line is 910-475-3005. Please call this number after 6:00 PM the night before your jury service.
A recorded message will inform jurors if their appearance will be required. This message will play the entire night until normal opening hours the following morning. Sometimes the court can release some or all jurors when the need for them is less than anticipated.
Parking is very limited at the courthouse, there is free parking in the front and rear parking lot of the courthouse. There is metered parking downtown on the street and there is a city operated parking deck located at 208 Franklin Street approximately 0.4 miles from the courthouse.