Jury Duty in Superior Court

Pink Summons Special Message
Special message if you have received a pink summons in the mail: You cannot complete your questionnaire online, you must mail it in and any request for postponement or excusal must be in writing.

Civil Duty
Welcome to jury duty in Snohomish County Superior Court - without citizen participation our system of democracy would simply not work. Superior Court conducts criminal felony and civil jury trials. There are also civil non-jury trials and bench trials (no jury present, judge decides). Most jury trials have 12 person juries with one-two alternate jurors; other trials utilize a six person jury.

The Superior Court also contracts with the City of Everett’s Municipal Court (located on the west side of the Courthouse) to provide jurors for their trials. Municipal Court trials typically last one day.

If the county clerk has summonsed you to appear for jury duty to serve in Snohomish County Superior Court (blue summons or sometimes pink summons), court administration’s staff coordinate and are responsible for such things as:
  • Calling jurors in by group numbers
  • Conducting orientation
  • Providing jury panels for the trials
  • Sending jurors “work certificates” for their employers 
Your jury term is for one week or one trial. Many trials resolve within the week, but some go longer. You must be available for the entire week of your jury term date.

Complete Your Questionnaire
Prior to your service, if you have access to the Internet, please remember to complete the questionnaire, which is the bottom portion of your summons. You may also mail your completed form to the county clerk. If you have a pink summons, do not complete the questionnaire online, you must mail it in.

ADA Accommodations
The Americans with Disabilities Act dictates that the Court must make reasonable accommodations for those who need assistance.  If you believe you will need assistance while serving, please review the ADA accommodations page and make a request.

Orange Summons
If your summons is orange, you have been summonsed to serve in District Court. Please call their message line to determine if you need to report for your term date. Each District Court has a different call-in line, so please refer to your summons for proper reporting. Everett District Court's courtroom is located on the first floor directly past the elevators.