Jury Duty

Emergency Information

Superior Court (blue summons) is currently operating on their normal schedule. For Superior Court information regarding Covid-19, please click here.


District Court (orange, purple, green, & red summons) has suspended jury trials until the week of December 6, 2021. If you were summonsed for a jury term prior to December 6, 2021, you are excused from jury duty and no further action is required. Jury Trials are tentatively scheduled to resume the week of December 6, 2021. If your jury term is scheduled after December 6, 2021, please refer to the “Reporting Instructions – Action Required” box on the top portion of your jury summons. For District Court information regarding Covid-19, please click here.

The Snohomish County Clerk’s Office summonses jurors for Superior Court and the four divisions of District Court (Cascade, Everett, Evergreen, and South) within Snohomish County. Approximately 60,000 to 80,000 jurors are summoned annually.

Jury Questionnaire

Please complete and return the juror questionnaire immediately. For your convenience, you are encouraged to complete the juror questionnaire online. If you do not complete the questionnaire online, you must complete the paper questionnaire at the bottom of your jury summons. Please answer the questions, sign, detach the form, and return it immediately in the green return envelope provided to:


Jury Management
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
M/S 202
Everett, WA 98201

Reporting Instructions

Unless you have requested to postpone your jury duty or you have requested to be excused, you will not hear from us. Please follow the reporting instructions on the summons. Failure to follow the reporting instructions could result in you reporting needlessly for jury duty.

Postponement

If necessary, you may postpone your jury term to a more convenient time. You may request to postpone your jury service one time using the online jury questionnaire or you may request to postpone your service by calling jury management at 425-388-3386. Before you call, be prepared to select a future time, at least two months from now, you can serve. Postponements of jury duty are limited and are granted at the court’s discretion.

Excuse from Jury Duty

Requests to be excused from jury duty must be in writing. You may request to be excused from jury duty using the online jury questionnaire or by completing the paper questionnaire at the bottom of your summons and mailing it to Jury Management in the envelope provided. Some requests require a letter and may not be found online. The letter can be returned by mail with the paper questionnaire, faxed to 425-388-3296, or emailed to jury@snoco.org.

Except for a person who does not meet the eligibility requirements for jury duty, no person may be excused from jury service except upon a showing of undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, public necessity, or any reason deemed sufficient by the court for a period of time the court deems necessary (RCW 2.36.100). 


Reasons & Requirements For Excuse

  • If you are requesting to be excused for a medical reason, please provide a letter from your doctor regarding your current conditions.
  • If you are requesting to be excused due to financial hardship, please provide a letter form your employer regarding their jury duty pay policy.
  • If you are requesting to be excused due to a work hardship, please provide a letter from your employer.

Many cities in Snohomish County border other county lines, such as Bothell, Woodinville, and Stanwood. If you are not a resident of Snohomish County, you cannot serve as a juror for Snohomish County. Please complete the eligibility requirements on your questionnaire and return it in the envelope provided. You will be excused from jury duty if you don’t meet the requirements.


Your request to be excused will be reviewed once jury management receives it. You will receive a response in writing if you have been excused or if your request has been denied.

Scam Alerts

Snohomish County Clerk’s Office and Superior Court have received reports of citizens receiving telephone calls and emails from individuals who claim to be law enforcement or court staff demanding immediate payment of a fine to avoid an arrest warrant for failure to appear for jury duty. Please be assured staff of Snohomish County Superior Court or the Clerk’s office will NEVER ask past or prospective jurors for financial data such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, or Social Security numbers and will NEVER demand the payment of a fine. If you receive such a telephone call you should contact law enforcement immediately.  More information can be found at the following link: Scam Alerts

ADA Accommodations

If you require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or if hearing assisted devices are needed to assist you when you serve as a juror, please contact Jury Management 

at 425-388-3386 upon receipt of your summons.