Jury Duty/Jury Commissioners

Overview

Jury Service is an opportunity for citizens to participate in their County Court system.  It is the willingness and ability of citizens to serve as jurors that preserve our system of justice.

The process by which jurors are selected is overseen by Jury Commissioners, who are charged with maintaining the integrity of the jury selection system. There are two elected part-time Jury Commissioners, serving four-year terms; they may not be members of the same political party. Annually, prospective jurors are randomly selected by computer from the tax rolls,registered voters, drivers over 18 years old, volunteers, and the telephone directory. The Court of Common Pleas of Union & Snyder Counties (17th Judicial District) has a firm, but fair, policy for excusing jurors. It is applied to all requests, irrespective of one's occupation.

The compensation for jury service is set by the Pennsylvania Legislature. A Juror receives $9 a day and 17 cents per mile for the first three days of service. On the fourth and subsequent days, a juror is paid $25 a day and 17 cents per mile.

The county uses a summons mailer, which includes a juror questionnaire that must be returned to the Jury Commissioners Office within ten days of receipt.  Initial inquiries regarding jury duty should be directed to the office of the Jury  Commissioners.

Contact Information

Union County Government Services Building
343 Chestnut Street, Suite 1
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Phone: (570) 966-1704 (24-hour answering machine)
Fax:(570) 966-0315

Staff: Jury Commissioners