205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
PER THE SUPREME COURT'S SECOND REVISED AND EXTENDER ORDER REGARDING COURT OPERATIONS ALL JURY TRIALS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL JULY 2020. IF YOU RECEIVED A JURY SUMMONS FOR MAY AND JUNE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPORT OR RETURN SAID FORM.
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In response to the public health emergency in the County of Kittitas State of Washington, the Kittitas
County Superior Court has suspended jury service through April 30, 2020. All persons summoned for
jury duty until May 4, 2020, do not need to call or come to Superior Court.
For specific details please see Second Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations,
Extended and Revised Order re Dependency and Termination Cases,Emergency Administrative Rule Dated May 8th, 2020,
and Emergency Local Rule.
Per the Court’s Emergency Local Rule dated 04.20.2020 public access will be provided for telephonic hearings by allowing the public to listen to hearings contemporaneously. To do so follow these instructions:
For hearings before The Honorable L. Candace Hooper in Department 1 call 509-933-8299 and follow instructions: Meeting ID 025. If attendances call in before the host they will sit on hold for up to 15 minutes before being disconnected. If attendees call in after the host they would enter the attendee access code 1234.
For hearings before The Honorable Scott R. Sparks in Department 2 call 509-933-8299 and follow instructions: Meeting ID 533. If attendances call in before the host they will sit on hold for up to 15 minutes before being disconnected. If attendees call in after the host they would enter the attendee access code 9876.
If you have any questions or trouble connecting to the conference call contact:
Superior Court Administrator at 509-962-7533 or
Superior Court Clerk at 509-962-7531
For in person hearings, public access will be provided by allowing the public to enter the courthouse and attend the hearing. To do so, the public should access the 5th Street entrance. Security will be present to allow the public into the courthouse and direct them to the court and at the conclusion will direct them to the appropriate exit.
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.
If a prospective juror encounters circumstances, such as personal emergencies, reasonable accommodation
will be made to 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.
Most jury trials last 1 to 2 days and jurors are free to return home in the evenings. Jurors are usually
asked to report one time or serve on one trial.
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 5:30
p.m. the night before your assigned jury service dates. Listen carefully to the recording which is
To qualify for jury duty, you must:
Jurors are compensated at a rate of $15 a day and mileage per the IRS mileage reimbursement rate.
Please dress appropriately (no tank tops or shorts). Do not bring small children.
You may park in any of the parking lots near the Kittitas County Courthouse. Handicapped parking is
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 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
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.