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District Court Services

Serving the citizens of King County

Office of the Presiding Judge
King County District Court
W-1034 King County Courthouse
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-205-9200
Fax: 206-296-0596
kcdc.webmaster
@kingcounty.gov

 
Does King County District Court provide bus pass?
No, we do not provide bus pass. However, we do pay for mileage.
 
What is “Centralized Summons Processing”?
Greg Wheeler’s team at Superior Court Jury Office sends out summons for Kent, Kirkland and Tukwila Municipal Courts.
 
How much do I get paid to serve on jury duty?
You are compensated $10 per day plus mileage.
 
How many King County District Court locations are there?

There are ten locations:

  • Bellevue
  • Redmond
  • Issaquah
  • Shoreline
  • Seattle
  • King County Jail in Seattle
  • Burien
  • Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent)
  • Aukeen (Kent)
  • Vashon
 
Where can I get driving directions to the King County District Court locations?
Directions are available at the locations tab of our website located at www.kingcounty.gov/courts/districtcourt.aspx or by calling (206) 205-9200.
 
What does it entail to be a juror
Your job as a juror is to listen to all the evidence presented at trial, then “decide the facts”-decide what really happened. You do not need special knowledge or ability to do your job. It is enough that you keep an open mind, use common sense, concentrate on the evidence presented, and be fair and honest in your deliberations.
 
How do I request an exemption?
If you must request an exemption from service or a change in the date of service, complete sections A and B on the summons, then return the entire jury summons form.
 
Did my request for exemption get granted?
If you do not receive notice within 10 days of the date you mailed in your exemption request, your request has been granted.
 
How was I chosen?
You name was selected at random from voter registration, driver’s license, and “identicard” records.
 
What is a Juror ID?
It refers to the number automatically assigned to each juror in the database.
 
How long will I serve?
Most trials are completed in one week or less.
 
How often am I required to serve on jury duty?
If you have reported for jury duty within the past 12 months, we will excuse you from your current summons. Please do still complete the entire jury summons form and mail it to the returned address provided on the summons.
 
What is a Pool ID?
It’s a number automatically assigned to each jury pool created.
 
How do I qualify to be a juror?
To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the county in which you are to serve as juror, and you must be able to communicate in English. If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you must have had your civil rights restored.
 
For questions, who do I contact?

Please immediately contact 206-296-3597 if:

  • You have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodation
  • You have lost your summons
  • You did not receive compensation for jury service
  • Others questions or emergencies
 
Can I reschedule my jury service?
You may request to reschedule your jury service if you qualify as a juror. Your postponement request should be made prior to your currently scheduled date. Jury duty may only be rescheduled once. If you have questions regarding postponements, please do contact the jury office at 206-296-3597.
 
A summons was sent to an individual who does not reside in King County, what should I do?
Please return the Summons to the Court, indicating in “Section B” that the person does not reside in King County. There is no need to have the form signed.
 
Where do I submit my summons?

Fill out the entire jury summons form and mailed it to:

Office of Jury Coordinator

King County District Court

W1034 King County Courthouse

516 3rd Avenue

Seattle, WA 98104

 
Can I be summoned by more than one court?
There are a number of courts within King county, it is possible to be summoned by more than one court in the same year or over the course of several years.
 
What time do I report to the court?
If you are selected as a juror, you will be required to serve at the King County District Court location on the summons and the time will be stated on there.
 
How do I receive verification of my jury service?
Thank you letters provided to jurors at time of service. Additionally, we can generate confirmation of service from this office if requested (after service has taken place).