Reporting for Service
Confirm Your Appearance Over the Phone
Call either Jury Services number listed on your summons, (707) 463-4663 or (707) 961-6288, to check your status 24 hours a day. You will be asked to enter your Juror ID number and Date of Birth on the telephone keypad.
If the System Does Not Accept Your Juror ID and Date of Birth
If you have double-checked the Juror ID number printed on your summons, and you know you are entering your date of birth correctly, it is likely we have incorrect information in our system. Please leave a message or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid being placed in a Failure to Appear status. In your message, you must include your Juror ID number, Date of Birth, and a contact phone number.
Where to Appear
Addresses and maps to the courthouses are printed on your summons. Click the city name 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.
Parking instructions and a parking "pass" are located on the back page of the jury summons. Maps of allowed parking areas are included.
You must use the parking "pass" printed on the back page of your summons. Place the "pass" 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 "permit" parking space or any 1-1/2 hour zone unless you have a Disabled Person Parking Placard or License Plate. Any citation received for parking violations is the responsibility of the juror.
In Fort Bragg
Park in the lot on the south side of the Justice Center or on the surrounding streets, and place your parking pass on the your dashboard.
Attendance and Assignment
On the first day of duty, bring your summons with you. Answer the questions in the shaded areas on the back side of the form. You will turn in this form when you check in. Plan to attend court as a juror all day from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 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.
Wireless Internet Access
In appreciation for your service, free wireless Internet access 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 any electronic device 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 of service, plus mileage at $0.34 per mile, one-way from your home to the court.
If an employer compensates the employee for jury service, those funds paid by the courts to the juror are refundable by the employee to the employer. Federal, state, and local government employees are not paid the $15.00 per day
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. Visit the Jury Services office for a certificate, or send an e-mail to email@example.com after you have completed jury service.