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King County Courthouse Third Avenue entrance closed until January 1, 2020. Please use alternative routes.  
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The Third Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse will be closed until further notice.  The courthouse can be entered on Fourth Avenue between James and Jefferson Streets.

 

You can also access the courthouse from the King County Administration Building.  The administration building is located directly across 4th Avenue from the courthouse (bordered by James and Jefferson Streets) and can be entered on either 4th or 5th Avenue.  Once inside the administration building take the elevator down to the T (tunnel) level where you will be able to enter the courthouse.

 

Contact Jury Services: 

  • 206.477.1320 (General info)
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In order to serve as a juror with King County Superior Court you must be:

  • 18+ years old
  • United States citizen
  • King County resident
  • Able to communicate in the English language or via ASL (American Sign Language)

Please use the Juror eResponse System to confirm that you are legally eligible to serve.

Proceed to eResponse.

Your group number is located on the front of your summons underneath your candidate ID/badge number. If the court needs fewer jurors than anticipated, some groups will be excused from service.

Juror candidates from previous dates who have been assigned to panels are to report as per instructions provided by your judge or bailiff.

The Third Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse will be closed until further notice.  The courthouse can be entered on Fourth Avenue between James and Jefferson Streets.

 

You can also access the courthouse from the King County Administration Building.  The administration building is located directly across 4th Avenue from the courthouse (bordered by James and Jefferson Streets) and can be entered on either 4th or 5th Avenue.  Once inside the administration building take the elevator down to the T (tunnel) level where you will be able to enter the courthouse.

King County Courthouse

Seattle 516 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98104 - Directions, transit and parking information.

All jurors scheduled to begin service on Monday, December 9, 2019 are to report at 8 am

Please report to the First Floor Jury Assembly Room

In the event of possible court closure, please call 206-477-1400 for updates prior to reporting.

 

Maleng Regional Justice Center

Kent 401 4th AVE N. Room 2E Kent, WA 98032 - Directions, transit and parking information.

All jurors scheduled to begin service on Monday, December 9, 2019 are to report at 8 am

Please report to Room 2E

In the event of possible court closure, please call 206-477-1400 for updates prior to reporting.

 

 

Please log in to our Juror eResponse System using your candidate ID/badge number to review the information we have on file and make any necessary corrections. Only the individual named on the summons should log in to this site. Do not log in to the site if you are not the person named on the summons, even if you are the parent, child, or guardian of the person to whom the summons is addressed.

Your jury service can be postponed twice up to one year from the date of the summons. Click on the link below to log in to the juror eResponse site. You will be prompted for your candidate ID/badge number and date of birth. In the Defer section, select a new date. Because a summons is mailed weeks in advance, some dates in the near future will not be available. Trials are held every week of the year and new pools of jurors typically report to begin service on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays but not every week is one to which your service can be postponed. Certain weeks seem to be more attractive and as a result may already have enough participants.

Proceed to eResponse

If you are unable to serve due to a permanent medical/physical/sensory condition, a letter from your physician supporting your request to be excused is required. If your hardship is due to travel, childcare (school aged children), work schedule, doctor/dentist appointments, etc., please consider deferring your service to a later date instead. Your jury service can be rescheduled twice up to one year at a time.

Proceed to eResponse.

Finding the Correct Facility

All jurors are summonsed either to the King County Courthouse in Seattle or the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Your summons will indicate where you are expected to report. Please use the following links for directions to each facility, parking and other building amenities:

Hours of Service

Jurors are expected to report for jury duty no later than 8:00am. Jurors are required to be present from 8:00am until 4:30pm, although a lunch break will be provided. These hours are subject to change if you are selected to serve on a jury trial. Court staff will keep you apprised of these potential changes.

Arrival at the Courthouse / Security Screening

You will pass through a security screening checkpoint as you enter the courthouse. Certain items may not be brought into the facility and must be left with security personnel at the checkpoint before you enter. 

Childcare

The Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent includes a drop-in childcare center which is available to jurors on a limited basis. Empaneled (placed on a jury) jurors may use the center for their children's care for up to two days. The center is located on the third floor of the MRJC and opens at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, call (253) 854-5625. There is no childcare available in the King County Courthouse in Seattle.

Being 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.

Emergencies

If an emergency occurs – a sudden illness, accident, or death in the family that prevents you from serving – you should tell the court staff immediately, or call (206) 477-1319 to speak to a member of the King County Superior Court Jury Department.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, please contact the Superior Court emergency information line for the court facility where you are expected to report. For the King County Courthouse (Seattle), call (206) 477-1400. For the Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent), call (206) 477-2600.

Publications

Public Service Announcements

Contact the Jury Services Manager

If you have been summonsed for jury duty please read your summons and this website carefully. Most of your questions should be answered. If you have additional questions, please send your inquiries, and include your 10-digit candidate ID/badge number, to: Greg Wheeler - Jury Services Supervisor.

RCW:2.36.170: It is a crime for any person summoned for jury service to intentionally fail to appear as directed.

For more information, click here

SUGGESTED ENTRANCE TO KING COUNTY COURTHOUSE VIA THE KING COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

The Third Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse is often quite congested.  Jury staff suggest utilizing the entrance to the courthouse via the underground tunnel between the courthouse and the King County Administration Building. https://www.kingcounty.gov/about/contact-us/locations/Administration.aspx

The King County Administration Building occupies the block between 4th and 5th Avenues and James and Jefferson Streets.  You can enter the King County Administration Building on either 4th or 5th Avenues.  Take the elevator to the Tunnel (T) level and after security screening just walk through the tunnel to the entrance to the Jury Assembly Room (first door on your left).

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If you have been summonsed for jury duty please read your summons and this website carefully. Most of your questions should be answered. If you have additional questions, please send your inquiries, and if possible include your 10-digit candidate ID/badge number, to: Greg Wheeler - Jury Services Supervisor.

The U.S. Marshals homepage currently has a fraud alert involving jury scams at the very top of their home page. By clicking into the alert, the next page contains the following language:


“During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses. They then tell victims they can avoid arrest by purchasing a prepaid debit card such as a Green Dot card or gift card and read the card number over the phone to satisfy the fine


“Scammers use many tactics to sound credible. They sometimes provide information like badge numbers, names of actual law enforcement officials and federal judges, and courthouse addresses. They may also spoof their phone numbers to appear on caller ID as if they are calling from the court or a government agency.”


Jury service scams are still flourishing although law enforcement has become more sophisticated at addressing this kind of fraud.