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Appearing for Jury Duty
Your summons will have the date, time, and location where you are required to appear.  You must call the number listed on your summons or check the main Jury page after 5:30 pm the day before your appearance date to confirm that you must appear.  Some groups may not need to appear at all, and sometimes groups will be postponed to a different time or day of the week. 

Confirm your appearance on-line
Use the Online Juror Status button on the main Jury page to check your reporting status.

Confirm your appearance over the phone
Call (707) 463-4663 or (707) 961-6288 to use our automated Juror Voice Response System. Enter your juror ID number and date of birth to hear whether you must appear.

Where to appear

Addresses and maps to the courthouses are printed on your summons.  You may also click the city name below for on-line information.

Ukiah - Report to the Jury Assembly Room, located on the ground floor of the courthouse. 

Fort Bragg - Check in with the court clerk's office and wait in the lobby area in front of the courtroom for instructions. 

Juror Parking

Parking instructions are located on the back page of the jury summons. Maps of allowed parking areas are included.  In Ukiah, you must use the parking pass printed on the back page.  In Fort Bragg, you do not.  Place it on the dashboard of your car and park free in any two or five hour zone. If a parking meter is present, do not deposit money. Do not park in any 90 minute zone. Any citation received for parking violations is the responsibility of the juror.

Ukiah Juror Parking Area Map (PDF)

Attendance and Assignment

On the first day of duty, please bring your summons with you.  The back side has questions that you must answer.

Plan to attend court as a juror all day from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Due to the nature of the court process, there are often periods of waiting. It is advisable to bring something to read or a notebook computer  (see below). There are brief recesses throughout the day and a break for lunch.

Please dress in a manner consistent with the traditional dignity of the superior court. Please see Local Court Rule 2.9 for further information regarding courtroom attire.

If you require special accommodations, please call the jury clerk's office. Wheelchair access ramps, assistive listening devices, and restrooms are available.

Wireless Internet Access
Free wireless Internet access (802.11b and 802.11g) is available in Ukiah and Fort Bragg for use while you are waiting to be called into the courtroom.  You will not be allowed to use your computer in the courtroom or deliberation room.  While we provide connection instructions, we cannot assist you with troubleshooting connection issues.  Wired connections are not available.

Term of service
The court's term of service is the duration of one day or one trial. Jurors not sworn to serve on a trial and not ordered to return for subsequent days of jury selection, at the end of the first day of service, will have completed their jury service for one year.

Payment for Jury Service
All persons serving jury duty are paid fees and mileage reimbursement of $15.00 per day commencing on the second day service, plus mileage at $0.34 per mile.

Verification of Service
Certification of your appearance for jury duty is required by some employers and will be furnished to you by a jury clerk if requested.

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