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.
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 57,000 jurors are summoned annually.
For your convenience, we encourage you to fill out your Juror Questionnaire online.
Your job as a juror is to listen to all the evidence at trial, then "decide the facts." The judge's job is to decide the law and make decisions on legal issues that come up during the trial. Everyone must do their job well to make our system of trial by jury work.
Jury trials have been an important part of the American legal system for over two centuries. They are an integral part of the law, which protects the fundamental rights of all citizens. Service as a juror is both a privilege and a duty and, when conscientiously performed, is a mark of good citizenship. Jurors do not need any special skills or legal knowledge, but like any other judge you need to be able to set aside personal feelings and biases and be willing to keep an open mind before making a decision. A fair and impartial trial and the rendition of a just verdict depends upon the combined efforts of the jurors, the judge, and the lawyers.
Once selected to serve on a trial, the Court is counting on each juror to be there every day until a verdict is reached and the judge releases you. Once you are assigned to a courtroom you must not discuss the case with anyone. You must not research the laws, history of the case, blog, or post on any form of social media - as doing so could lead to a mistrial.
Americans with Disabilities
If you require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Jury Management at 425-388-3386 one week prior to your jury term.
If hearing assisted devices are needed to assist you when you serve as a juror, please notify Jury Management at 425-388-3386 upon receipt of your summons.
People entering the courthouse will be required to go through a metal detector. Purses, briefcases, bags and other items carried into the courthouse may also be searched. Please do not bring items with any blade such as scissors, nail file, pocket knives etc. Weapons are prohibited in the courthouse facility.
If you still have questions about jury duty after reviewing this website, please contact the Clerk's Office.