Jury Service


Jury Administration

Jury Recording

The Superior Court is responsible for calling citizens to jury duty. Persons receiving a Jury Summons from Kittitas County Superior Court have been randomly chosen from pool of prospective jurors derived from a list of voter registrations, driver registrations and Washington State identification cards for residents of Kittitas County.

Excuses and Requests

If a prospective juror encounters circumstances, such as personal emergencies, which will cause them to be unavailable to serve as a juror; then reasonable accommodation may be made to either excuse or defer service to a later date. Every special circumstance will be addressed on an individual basis. You can view the exemption and deferment request that appears on the jury summons.

Kittitas County Superior Court uses a "phone-in" system to inform jurors when their services will be required. Jurors must call (509) 962-7611 after 4:30 p.m. the night before your assigned jury service dates. Listen carefully to the recording which is self-explanatory.

Juror Qualifications

To qualify for jury duty, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside in Kittitas County
  • Be able to communicate in the English language (RCW 2.36.070)
  • Not be a felon on community custody with the Department of Corrections.

If you do not qualify for jury duty, complete the section on the summons, then sign and return it. You will then not be required to appear for jury service.


Jurors are compensated at a rate of $15 a day and mileage per the IRS mileage reimbursement rate.

Courtroom Etiquette

Please dress appropriately (no tank tops or shorts). Do not bring small children.


You may park in either of the two parking lots on the west side of Water Street, across from the Courthouse. Handicapped parking is also available.


Your employer must allow a juror time off from work to serve on jury duty. State law says employers shall not deprive an employee of employment or threaten, coerce, or harass an employee or deny an employee promotional opportunities for serving as a juror. However, an employer is not required to compensate the difference in pay for jury service.

Failure to Appear

Failure to appear for jury duty is a misdemeanor under RCW 2.36.170 and may result in the issuance of a warrant. If you are unable to report as instructed, you must notify the Superior Court Administrator's office (509) 962-7534 immediately during regular office hours.