There are two types of cases heard by a jury in the Oregon Municipal Court:

Civil

A civil case will involve two or more parties who have a dispute concerning money or property. The party suing is called the "plaintiff" and the party being sued is called the "defendant." A municipal court is limited to $15,000 for a lawsuit. A verdict in a civil case requires that three-fourths of the jury agree. A total of eight (8) jurors are seated and one (1) alternate juror. Therefore, in a civil matter, six (6) of the jurors must reach a verdict.

Criminal

A criminal case will involve a person charged with a crime who is called the defendant. The plaintiff in a criminal case is known as the State of Ohio. Cases heard are misdemeanors. In a criminal case, all eight (8) jurors must agree upon the same verdict.

To be eligible to serve as a juror, you must be a resident of the court's jurisdiction. If you received a jury summons and do not feel you live within the jurisdiction, please contact the court at 419-698-7174.

Jurors are randomly picked by a computer list of registered voters, persons 18 years of age or older and residents of Lucas County.

By following this link.

You may also complete the questionnaire and return it to the Court in the self addressed stamped envelope that was included in your materials.

Call (419) 698-7005 after 4:30 p.m. on the date prior to the jury trial date. A pre-recorded message will tell you if you must report the next day. You may also check the status online.

You can complete the Request for Excuse form. Please provide a telephone number in case the Jury Commissioner needs additional information.