General Juror Information:
To Be Eligible for Jury Service, You
A citizen of the United States.
At least 18 years of age.
A resident of Grant County.
Able to communicate in the English
language. (RCW 2.36.070)
No longer under the Department of
Corrections supervision (if previously convicted of
Each month, a panel of potential
jurors is drawn at random from a combined list of
Grant County Voters and Washington State licensed
drivers/identification card holders.
When selected for jury service, you
will be mailed a summons and juror profile
Read the questionnaire carefully.
Fill out the questionnaire completely; date and sign
Return your completed questionnaire,
including any request for excuse or deferral, within
10 days. (Donít forget a postage stamp.) Requests
for excuse or deferral must be in writing and cannot
be granted over the phone.
No person may be excused from jury
service by the court except upon showing undue
hardship, extreme inconvenience, public necessity,
or reason deemed sufficient by the court for the
period of time the court deems necessary. RCW
Reporting For Duty:
If you are not excused or deferred,
you will next receive a Notice to Appear. It
includes your group number and your individual juror
number for the given month of your term. The notice
will specify certain reporting dates within that
term and give instructions to call a designated
phone number (listed below) after 5:00 p.m. the day
before each reporting date. When you call, you will
learn whether or not to report to the courthouse the
Listen carefully to be sure that the
message on the recording is for your assigned jury
group. Your assigned "group number" is printed on
the front side of your instructions. If you do not
receive a message, please check to be sure that you
are calling on the correct month and day and are
calling the appropriate extension.
Assigned Call-in Lines:
Group 1: 754-2011 ext. 4131
Group 2: 754-2011 ext. 4132
Group 3: 754-2011 ext. 4133
Group 4: 754-2011 ext. 4134
For long distance (from within
Washington State), call toll-free 1-800-572-0119 and
your above assigned extension.
If instructed to report, you will
usually report for duty the following working day;
you may be instructed to call again at a later time.
If you are not required to report,
the recording will remind you of the next assigned
date (if any) during your term. You must then call
the recording again after 5:00 p.m. the night before
the next scheduled reporting date for updated
If you forget to call, call the jury
administrator as soon as possible at (509) 754-2011
ext. 4179 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Jurors are compensated at rates
authorized by State law and County ordinance. A
$10/day jury fee and mileage (.54/mile) will be
paid. Please check your odometer when driving
Some employers pay full or partial
compensation to employees during jury service.
Please check with your payroll office about the
availability of any such benefit before you report
For Further Information or Assistance:
Call the Jury Administrator 754-2011
ext. 4179 between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 PM Monday
According to state law, your employer
must allow you time off from work for jury service,
and "shall not deprive an employee of employment or
threaten, coerce, or harass an employee or deny an
employee promotional opportunities" for serving as a
juror. However, an employer is not required to
compensate an employee during periods of jury