Your name was obtained from the voter registration list of Seneca County, according to guidelines which assure a random selection of a fair cross-section of the community. You will serve a term of 4 months. You will receive a Summons with information regarding Grand Jury Duty in the mail approximately one month prior to the beginning of your term of service. You will be summoned to appear at a certain date and time listed on the paperwork you receive via U.S. mail. The Seneca County Grand Jury currently meets weekly on Wednesdays. The Seneca County Prosecutor will notify you of the dates and times to appear. Some days may be only a half day and others may go all day.
A $10.00 attendance fee is paid for each day you report for Grand Jury duty, whether or not you are selected to serve. Should you be selected to serve as a Grand Juror, you will be paid $20.00 per day.
Upon request, you will be provided with a work slip showing the dates you served and the attendance fees paid to you. This may be obtained at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Your employment is protected by law while you are serving as a juror. If you should have a problem with your employer in connection with your jury service, please contact the Court immediately.
It is critical that you report on time. Jury service is not voluntary but a civic duty imposed upon all citizens by law. If the summons is not honored, you can be ordered to show cause why you should not be held in Contempt of Court.
It is important that you are comfortable during your jury service, however, in deference to the Court, we request that you dress cleanly and neatly. You should wear comfortable clothing that enhances the dignity of the Court and emphasizes the seriousness of your responsibility. Shorts of any kind, hats, tanktops, T-shirts, sweat suits, torn or soiled jeans, or other such informal attire is not considered appropriate apparel.
The Grand Jury will be sworn in at the Seneca County Courthouse Annex, 117 E. Market Street, Tiffin, Ohio.
THE DOORS DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 8:30 A.M. THEREFORE, WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT ARRIVE PRIOR TO THAT TIME.
Upon entering the building, you will pass through a metal detector. Next, you will check in at the Clerk of Court's office located on the first floor. There is an elevator to all floors and the building is handicap accessible. Once the Grand Jury is sworn in, you will adjourn to the Grand Jury room located at the Seneca County Prosecutor's office, which is also handicap accessible.
A County parking lot is located across the street from the Courthouse Annex on East Market Street. There is also a County lot located off of South Washington Street next to the RTA building. The City has a parking lot with limited all day spots off of South Washington Street across from the Courthouse lawn. On-street parking is limited to only w hours.
To maintain proper security, all persons entering the courthouse annex may be subject to search and screening. You will pass through a metal detector upon entering the building.