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P.O. Box 1220
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

Phone: 360.385.9125
Fax: 360.385.9188
Fax Filing: 360-385-5672

Monday - Friday
8:30 to 4:30







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 more 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 our juror information form.  Service on jury duty within the past year is a valid excuse.

Proper attire is mandatory.  Inappropriate attire consists of shorts; hats; caps; tank tops; sleeveless shirts, tops or dresses; thong style sandals or bare feet; any clothing that displays liquor or tobacco ads or lewd/obscene logos will result in a juror being sent home to change clothes while the jury trial waits for their return.

There are no daycare services available at the courthouse, therefore, a juror should never bring their child(ren) with them when reporting for jury duty.



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