Juror Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 AND JURY DUTY

Any member of the public summoned for jury duty from May 1, 2020 through September 7, 2020 SHOULD NOT REPORT to the Luzerne County Courthouse.

If you have received a summons for the dates specified above, YOU ARE EXCUSED FROM JURY DUTY SERVICE, however you may receive a summons at a later date for future service. 

Jury Service will resume on September 8, 2020.

Please check this page for important updates to this notice to stay informed of any developments. 

Jury Administration

The mission of the Jury Administration Office is to survey, determine eligibility, and secure an adequate number of qualified jurors to satisfy the needs of the court system. Jurors are selected at random and sent to courtrooms upon notification from the Judges. 

Juror Registration

Please click on the following link to complete your online registration and summons process. 

Should you prefer to register and complete the summons process by phone, please call (570) 825-1678.  

Reporting

If you are scheduled to report for Jury Duty, please report to the Jury Assembly Area on the second floor of the courthouse, taking a right as you exit the elevator, at your designated reporting time. Please bring the following items with you:

  • A valid form of photo ID. This may include: driver’s license, state issued ID, military ID, or passport
  • Your Juror Summons Card

Jurors are allowed to use their personal laptops, tablets, cell phones, and portable gaming consoles in the Juror Assembly waiting area. However, some electronic devices may not be allowed in the courtrooms.

Please note that all members of the public, including jurors, must enter through the public entrance located in the parking lot behind the courthouse. Do not enter through the side entrances as these entrances do not open until 9 a.m.

Attention Jurors - Parking

Free parking for jurors is available in the Parkade, located at 5 Water Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, which is adjacent to the Bernard Brominski Building. Please see the Juror Parking Map under Related Documents or the Google Map above for directions.

Parking behind the courthouse and parking at the annex building across the street from the courthouse is strictly prohibited. The only exception is for disabled individuals who have a placard and are parked in the designated areas. A fine of $25 or more will be imposed for parking in those areas mentioned above. When you arrive, please walk through the pedestrian tunnel to the rear courthouse entrance.