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Location: Hall of Justice, 600 Administration, Room 102J, Santa Rosa CA 95403
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mon-Fri
Court Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
(707) 521-6640: Phone Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Mon-Fri
3/16/2020 - Clerk's Notice Regarding Jurors
3/16/2020 - Clerk's Notice Regarding Jurors
Due to the Court Closure, Jury service has been deferred for all potential jurors who have been summoned to appear for jury service effective March 16, 2020 until further notice.
Empaneled jurors currently assigned to a courtroom will be contacted diretly regarding the status of your service.
THOMAS JEFFERSON (1789)
"I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution"
Key Information About Juror Service
- Appearance Information
If you have been summoned for Jury Duty you need to check the Online Status on the Jury Service web page or call 521-6640 after 5:00 PM the evening prior to your scheduled appearance date and follow the instructions. As a prospective juror you are on telephone standby for one week until you are requested to appear. You must check our website or call our office each evening, including holidays and weekends, for the duration of your standby period to determine if you need to appear. Occasionally, you may be instructed to telephone again in the morning for a possible afternoon appearance.
Please bring the summons with you as it contains your attendance slip, juror badge and parking pass.
If you arrive 30 minutes late you may be rescheduled to appear at another time. If you work out of the county during the day and you are on call for the afternoon, contact our office at (707) 521-6640 for instructions.
Identity Thieves Targeting Jury Service Identity thieves have been soliciting personal information from the public by posing as jury staff calling to clear up a failure to appear for jury service. Please be advised that jury staff of the superior courts do not ask past or prospective jurors for personal or financial information such as credit card, bank account, or Social Security numbers. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with the courts. Please contact your local jury office if you receive this type of request..
If you are traveling north on Hwy. 101, take the Bicentennial exit east. Turn right at the stop light onto Ventura Avenue. Follow Ventura for two blocks to the long term parking lot located on your left. Our office is located in the Hall of Justice which is one block west of the parking lot.
If you are traveling south on Hwy. 101, exit the freeway at Steele Lane and turn left. Follow Steele Lane to the second stop light and turn left onto County Center Drive. Follow County Center Drive to the stop sign then turn left onto Administration Drive, proceed north to the Hall of Justice. Turn left on Ventura Avenue to the long term parking lot located on your right.
The Jury Assembly Room is located on the first floor of the Hall of Justice in the enclosed hallway at the north east end of the building, Room 102-J.
Detailed information on Court locations and directions can be found at our Locations page.
- Juror Parking
Parking for the Hall of Justice is available on Administration Drive, Paulin Drive, Ventura Avenue, or in the long term parking lot on Ventura Avenue.
Jurors may park in the green 2 hour or 90 minute spaces if you place the Juror Parking Pass from the summons on the driver's side of the dash board with the current week's date showing.
Parking is not permitted in any other specialty zones even with your Juror Parking Pass in the window. Parking regulations are strictly enforced.
- Period of Service
Completion of Jury Service for one year is fulfilled by either being seated as a trial juror, appearing in person as needed during the scheduled week or by calling all week and being dismissed.
Please be prepared to remain at the courthouse the full day. Due to the nature of Jury Service and the court process itself, there are often periods of waiting. We suggest you bring something to read. There are brief recesses throughout the day, and you will have at least one hour for lunch. If sworn as a juror, your service will continue until the trial is completed.
- To postpone
To postpone via the web click here. Postponements by web must be requested at least one week prior to service. You may postpone by IVR (Interactive Voice Response). Postponements by IVR must be requested prior to 12:00 noon on Friday before your week of service. To postpone by phone IVR you may call 521-6640. You will need your badge number and your birthdate to access your juror record. The California Rules of Court allow for a maximum of two postponements in a 12 month period. No postponements will be granted on the day of your appearance.
As a sworn or prospective juror, you will receive $15.00 per day plus mileage (one way) beginning from your second day of service.
A check will be mailed to you approximately six weeks after completion of Jury Service.
Employers are not required by law to pay employees their regular salary when on Jury Duty. We suggest you advise your employer of your scheduled Jury Service when you receive your summons. It is advisable to check with your employer regarding company policy before coming to court. Verification of your appearance is required by some employers and will be provided by Court staff upon request at the end of the day or when you are excused.
Per Code of Civil Procedures section 203, all persons are eligible and qualified to be prospective trial jurors, except the following:
- You do not have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the English language to act as a juror.
- You are not a citizen of the United States.
- You are not 18 years of age or older.
- You are not a resident of Sonoma County.
- You are currently serving as a Grand Juror.
- You have been convicted of malfeasance in office and your civil rights have not been restored.
- You are the subject of a conservatorship.
- You are incarcerated in prison or jail.
- You are on felony parole, post-release supervision, felony probation, or felony mandated supervision.
- You are required to register as a sex offender under Penal Code section 290.
- You are a peace officer as defined in Penal Code sections 830.1, 830.2(a)-(c), or 830.33(a).
A security system is in place at all Court locations.
Weapons or sharp objects (Swiss army knives, knitting needles, scissors, pepper spray, mace etc.) of any kind, large tip pens or markers will not be allowed through security.
Hard plastic or metal water bottles and canisters are not allowed through security; however, empty or sealed full, light plastic water bottles will be allowed through security.
Shorts and tank tops are not allowed in the courtroom.
Children may not accompany prospective jurors while on Jury Duty.
Contact the Jury Office
Jury Information (707) 521-6640
Toll Calls only (800) 225-4062
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
Hall of Justice
600 Administration Drive Room102J
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Request to be Excused from Jury Service Due to a Medical Condition
Please have your doctor complete the Jury Medical Excuse Form and return it to the Jury Services Office prior to your date of service.
Postponement of Jury Service
To postpone via the web click here. Postponements by web must be requested at least one week prior to service. Postponements by IVR must be requested prior to 12:00 noon on Friday before your week of service. To postpone by phone IVR you may call 521-6640. You will need your badge number and your birthdate to access your juror record. The California Rules of Court allow for a maximum of two postponements in a 12 month period. No postponements will be granted on the day of your appearance.
Wireless (WiFi hotspot) internet connectivity is available free of charge in the jury assembly area for prospective Jury members!
Check with the Jury Services Department for more information.
We support 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless connections.