504 - Jury

  1. 504.1 - Jury Trial Demanded
  2. 504.2 - Empaneling the Jury
  3. 504.3 - Jury Not Charged
  4. 504.4 - Jury Verdict for Specific Articles


Any party is entitled to a trial by jury. A written demand for a jury must be filed no later than 14 days before the date a case is set for trial. If the demand is not timely, the right to a jury is waived unless the late filing is excused by the judge for good cause.

Jury Fee

Unless otherwise provided by law, a party demanding a jury must pay a fee of $22 or must file a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs at or before the time the party files a written request for a jury.

Withdrawal of Demand

If a party who demands a jury and pay the fee withdraws the demand, the case will remain on the jury docket unless all other parties present agree to try the case without a jury. A party that withdraws its jury demand is not entitled to a refund of the jury fee.

No Demand

If no party timely demands a jury and pays the fee, the judge will try the case without a jury.