Jury Duty

Fill out your Juror Qualification Form online here: 

Juror Qualification Form

Being Selected

Your name is selected at random from voter registration and driver's license and "identicard" records.  You are chosen because you are eligible and able to serve.  You become part of the "jury pool" - a group of citizens from which trial juries are chosen.


To be eligible for jury service, you must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror, and you must be able to communicate in English. If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you must have had your civil rights restored.

A person who is 80 years of age or older may request to be excused from jury service if the person attests that the person is unable to serve due to health reasons. Complete this form to attest that you are over 80 and unable to serve due to health reasons.

Responding to Your Summons

RCW 2.36.170 states, "A person summoned for jury service who intentionally fails to appear as directed shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." Please respond to your summons. The justice system in Washington State cannot function without citizens willing to serve on jury duty.

If you have been summoned, you can fill out your Juror Qualification Form online here: Juror Qualification Form


Jury fees are set by the County Commissioners of each county.

Most Washington State counties pay $10 per day. Jurors are also eligible for mileage reimbursement.

  1. Trial is usually one day only but on rare occasions, a trial may carry over into a second day. Be prepared to stay for two days if selected to serve on a case.
  2. Upon check-in you must present photo identification.
  3. All questions or concerns about availability to serve must be made in writing immediately upon receipt of the jury summons.
  4. Requests to be excused from jury duty must be in writing and can be indicated on the juror qualification form.
  5. Be prepared to stay all day: Lunch, breaks, and waiting. Jurors will be on their own for lunch unless in deliberations.
  6. The court may not discriminate due to any disability. Should you need special accommodations please contact the court immediately upon receipt of your subpoena.

Click on the images below to watch associated informational videos

jury summons
Jury Service Starts with YOUth
Juror Responsibilities Concerning the Internet and Social Media
Answering the call for jury service