Summoned for Jury Duty again this year, and you are high risk for COVID-19?
You can request a second jury duty postponement; click here for more information and the necessary form.
What to Expect
Jury trials are held in both Criminal and Civil actions. Jurors' names are obtained from voter registration, DMV records and the Franchise Tax Board. Service may be required as often as once per year and can be anywhere from a couple hours to the length of an entire trial, starting at 8:00 a.m., and ending at 5:00 p.m.
What to Wear
Business attire is suggested. No bare feet, shorts, tank-tops, shirts with graphics or offensive language are permitted in the courtrooms. Courtrooms can be cold. It is suggested that you wear layers to be comfortable.
Entering a Court Facility
When entering any court facility you may be screened through a security device. Do not bring knives, scissors, handwork needles, crochet hooks, metal nail files, screwdrivers, tools, wallet chains, handcuff keys, or any item that may be used as a weapon.
Warning: All persons entering court facilities are subject to search. All weapons are prohibited. It is a felony to bring firearms or other unauthorized weapons into court buildings. This includes all knives, tear gases such as pepper spray and mace, taser and stun guns, or deadly weapons pursuant to Penal Code section 171b. Items considered weapons will be confiscated upon entering.
Parking is located on the upper lot near the main entrance of the courthouse. (Note: Please do not try to park in the gated parking lot, it is for employees only.)
Scam Alert: The Judicial Council of California and staff of the superior court will never ask past or prospective jurors for financial information, credit card numbers, bank account information, or personal information like Social Security numbers. Do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with the courts. En español.
Orientation to Jury Service Video
Please view the following video for more information on Jury Service.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information regarding Jury Service please review our Jury Services FAQ page