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ADDRESS
P.O. Box 1220
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

PHONE
Dist Court: 360.385.9135
Probation: 360.385.9123
Fax: 360.385.9367

HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30 to 4:30

Weekends
Closed

 

Jury Service is an important civic responsibility.  Your name was selected at random by computer from the lists of voter registration, driver's licenses, and identification cards.  Your answers to the Juror Summons are evaluated to make sure you are eligible for jury service and not exempt.  To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of Jefferson County, able to communicate in the English language and if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have had your civil rights restored.  You should complete the Juror Information Form which is a part of the Summons and return as directed. Your eligibility will be determined upon receipt of that information.  Failure to appear for jury duty is a misdemeanor pursuant to RCW 2.36.170(1).

For greater general information regarding jury service in Washington, please contact the Jury Manager at (360)385- 9131.

Every attempt is made to minimize the impact of jury service to the individual. Generally you will only be asked to report during the term of service as specified on the front of this summons.  HOWEVER if you should be chosen to serve as a juror, your time of service could be extended through the conclusion of the trial.  An estimate of trial length will be given prior to selection. You should plan to be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., although you may be excused earlier.

Jurors are paid $15.00 per day and mileage at the rate determined under RCW 43.03.060. Mileage is automatically calculated based upon the most distant location in your zip code. Zip codes which reflect a box number are charged from the location of the post office. Further information is available in the jury office. Checks should be received within three weeks of the end of the term of service.

If excuse or postponement to another date is necessary, please include a written request with your juror information form.  Service on jury duty within the past year is a valid excuse.



 

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