Here are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the Circuit Clerk's office and the St. Clair County Judicial system.
If I am unable to serve on jury duty, whom do I call?
Jury service may be inconvenient, but no one is excused unless jury service would present an undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, or be required by public necessity. You may call 205-594-2184 for the Ashville Office or 205-338-2511 for the Pell City Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at least one week prior to the date you are to report.
Where do I park?
Parking is available around both court houses in Ashville and Pell City. Please arrive early to arrange a parking place.
What time do I have to arrive at the Courthouse on Monday?
You will need to arrive at the time listed on your summons. Court will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. as scheduled. The courthouse doors do not open until 8:00 a.m. You will be able to enter the courthouses through the front entrances at either location.
Where do I report?
You will need to report the large courtroom upstairs for both courthouses. Please bring your jury summons with you with the approximate round-trip mileage from your home.
How long will I be required to serve?
Jury service rarely exceeds five workdays. You will normally be required to report each morning at 9:00 a.m. Lunchtimes may vary, please do not leave until you have been instructed.