The top portion is
basically your name, term of service (dates), group number
and your parking permit.
Below the first
perforation are the qualifications necessary in order to
serve as a juror.
If you answer no to any
of the qualifications, sign and date the bottom of the
summons, provide your current address (if you have moved out
of the county) and return your summons by mail.
If you qualify for
jury service, you must complete the middle portion of the
front page before returning it. This information is provided
to the attorneys in the courtroom for use during the
questioning process. (Your home phone number and address are
removed for privacy).
When you have
completed the front page, tear off and retain the top
portion. You will need it for information as well as for
your parking permit. Mail the remainder of the summons.
The top portion includes phone
numbers, call-in procedures and court locations.
The portion below
the perforation is completed only if you are
requesting an exemption. Example: To reschedule your term of
service date, state that you already served within the year,
or if you have chronic ill health and need to be excused.
you are requesting an exemption on this page, you must still
complete the front page prior to returning your summons.
that if you do not receive confirmation by mail changing
your original summons’ term, then you must call in as
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I no longer live in Kitsap County?
Indicate that information in the
upper portion of the front page where it says
“qualifications”. At the bottom, sign, date and enclose
your new address. Return your summons by mail. You need not
fill out any further information. You will receive written
confirmation that you have been excused.
What if I have served within the past 12 months?
Complete the front page.
Indicate on the back page (in the exemptions portion) that
you have served within the past year and return your summons
by mail. This information will be verified in our office
and you will be notified by mail that either a) you did in
fact serve recently and you will be excused or b) we find no
record of recent service and you must report on the date
indicated on your summons.
I suffer from chronic ill health?
Complete the front page. On the
back page indicate your health concerns in the exemptions
portion and return your summons by mail. You will be
notified in writing as to whether or not you are excused.
What if I am going out of town during my term of service?
the front page. On the back page in the exemptions portion,
check the box that asks that your term of service be
re-scheduled to another week. You may pick the week. Mail
in your summons, retaining the top portion. You will be
notified in writing that your term of service has been
changed and what the date is.
What if my loved one receives a summons and they have passed
the information somewhere on the summons and return the
summons by mail. You need not complete any other
What if I just simply do not have the time to serve or
cannot afford it?
clerks are limited as to what conditions they may excuse a
juror. If you feel that you have financial or work-related
hardship cases, you must report for jury duty if called and
ask the Judge to excuse you at the time of jury selection.
What if I lose my
jury clerk as soon as possible at 360-337-7166 (option 6)
and ask for another summons.
do I get summoned more than once a year?
Jurors are randomly selected
from a pool of voter registration records and Department of
Licensing records. Though every effort has been made to
avoid selecting individuals more than once per year, it
sometimes does occur. The main reason is that your name may
appear differently on your voter’s registration than it does
on your driver’s license. Example: Johnny Smith and John
Smith. The computer selects these as two different people.
Another example would be that when a woman marries, perhaps
she changes her driver’s license, but not her voter’s
apologize when you are summoned twice in a given year;
however, it is unavoidable. The best help you could give us
is to ensure that your names are the same on both records.