150 S 4th E St

Mountain Home, ID 83647

Jury Instructions

  • Jury Instructions

Updated as of Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The jury trials scheduled for December 7th and December 13th have been CANCELED.

All December jurors are instructed to check jury instructions on Friday, December 23rd, 2022 after 6:00 p.m. for further instructions.

COVID-19 screening will be conducted at the Courthouse per the current Idaho Supreme Court and Fourth Judicial District Administrative Orders.

You can expedite your entry into the Courthouse for jury service by filling out and bringing with you the Daily COVID-19 Questionnaire before you arrive at the Courthouse.  See attached.

Covid-19 Questionnaire

You will need to proceed through security so you should only bring essential items with you.  Leave purses, bags, and backpacks in your vehicle as they are subject to search and are not permitted in the Courthouse at this time. 

Do not bring family members or children to jury service.

Effective March 8, 2022 Masks are No Longer Required for Court Services.

Admin Order No22-02-18 loads/2022/03/22-03-08-re-revocation-of-mask-reqmts-in-court-related-areas.pdf4-re-mask-and-social-dist-reqmts.

Please see the attached guidance https://elmorecounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/amended-order-november-29-2021-re-emergency-order-regarding-services.pdf

New Order Effective February 28, 2022 guidance https://elmorecounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/covid-emergency-order-feb-17-202202172022154526.pdf

Courthouse Restrictions:  Court operations in the Elmore County Courthouse have been limited consistent with the Idaho Supreme Court’s Order and Fourth District Administrative Order.

The Order prohibits entry into courtrooms or court services offices if you: 

  • have been asked to self-isolate by any doctor, hospital, or health agency;
  • have been required to self-isolate because of travel outside of the State of Idaho;
  • have been diagnosed with, but have not yet recovered from COVID-19;
  • are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness including fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, or new loss of taste or smell,
  • people are required to wear a mask when accessing Court areas.

IMPORTANT: If you have any travel plans, important work obligations, appointments of any kind, or anything that could possibly conflict with your jury service, notify the Jury Commissioner IN WRITING as soon as possible, by using this link. Once your juror number is drawn for a jury trial, it is too late for you to be excused, unless it is an emergency. DO NOT DELAY NOTIFYING THE JURY COMMISSIONER OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION OR POSSIBLE CONFLICTS.

Note: If your number is drawn for an upcoming jury trial, the Jury Clerk cannot grant your excusal/postponement request. You would be required to report for that trial, and your excusal would be determined by the Presiding Judge and the attorneys on that trial. 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Jury Clerk directly either by phone at (208) 587-2133 Ext. 511 or email by using the Contact Jury

Perspective Jurors:

The virus that causes novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is primarily spread from person to person. Courtrooms are considered medium exposure risk environments. To help protect the health of Idahoans, an initial screening for prospective jurors is accessible here (link ).  Answering the medical questions is solely for the purpose of determining whether or not you, as a juror, can serve.  The answers to the questions will be kept confidential.

You can submit the completed questionnaire to the Jury Commissioner at 150 S 4th E Suite 5, Mountain Home, ID 83647. 

If you are selected as a potential juror for a jury trial you will be asked to complete a COVID-19 Daily Questionnaire by clicking this link you can access that questionnaire and submit it to the Jury Commissioner by email at [email protected] or by faxing it to (208)-587-2134.


For your convenience, we have created this calendar; the dates that are in BOLD indicate the scheduled jury trials for October 2022. It is important to stay up to date on your jury instructions, as these trials could be cancelled or rescheduled at any time. You must be able to appear for these dates; Failure to do so will result in up to a $500 fine, 5 days in the county jail, or both.