Jury Duty Information

Term of Service

The Court's days of operations (excluding Federal Holidays) are Monday through Friday. If seated or empaneled on a trial, jurors serve until the end of that trial. Trials on average run 1-2 days (occasionally 3). However, you will still be eligible for juror service in case of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance within two weeks. Should this happen, the Jury Manager will call you and inform you when to report. 

Call-In Procedure

The Superior Court utilizes a call-in system with a recorded message to inform you if your service will be required. Please call the following number after 5:00 PM the DAY BEFORE YOU ARE TO ATTEND and you will be advised on when and where you need to report. The call in number is (509) 773-2396 or our Toll Free Number is 1-877-877-8024.

Jury Panel Selection RCW 2.36.080

It is the policy of Washington State that all persons selected for jury service be selected at random from a fair cross section of the population of the area served by the court. All qualified citizens have the opportunity (in accordance with Ch. 135 Laws of 1979 ex. sess.) to be considered for jury service in this state and have an obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose.

Juror Qualifications

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Klickitat County
  • Able to communicate in the English language