Apr. 29, 2017

Jury Services

Jury Group updates(*) for Monday, May 1, 2017



783, 784, 785, and 786 Please arrive at 8:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017.
787  Your group has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Please recheck your group status after 5:10 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017.
788, 789 and 790 Your group has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Please recheck your group status after 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

(*) updated on April 28, 2017.



Online Web Submission:

If summoned for jury service, please use the Jury Portal. Juror identification number (located at the top of the summons) and date of birth will be required.

Use the Jury Portal to:

- Confirm or update contact information

- Request a postponement or to be excused (**)

- Print Proof of Jury Service

(**) Any requests must be submitted no less than 5 business days before service date.




Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jury Service Mandatory?

Jury service is an obligation of citizenship. Jurors participate in a critical public process while fulfilling a civic obligation. Persons accused of a crime or involved in a civil dispute have a constitutional right to have a jury of their peers hear and decide facts in the case. When serving on a jury, important decisions are made affecting people’s lives and on issues that concern you and your community.

What Kinds of Trials Will I Hear?

Two types of trials have juries: criminal and civil. On occasion other cases might require jurors. Juvenile and family law trials do not have juries.

Are There Any Requirements to Serve on a Jury?

Jurors must meet all requirements stated in the section “Requirements to be a Juror/Disqualifications.”.  Jurors do not need any special skills or legal knowledge to serve.  Once in the courtroom the Judge will provide general instructions.

Where Do the Names Come From for Jury Service and How Are They Selected?

Names are randomly selected from the Yolo County Voter Registration lists and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Generally, What Are the Daily Hours of Service?

Courts are generally in session from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

How Long Does an Average Trial Last?

In most cases, the average length of a trial is three to six days. However some jury trials can take several weeks and, rarely, longer than a month.

Does My Employer Have to Pay Me When on Jury Service?

There is no law that compels employers to pay for jury service.

Will I Be Sequestered in a Hotel Room?

This is an extremely rare occurrence. Yolo County jurors are not typically sequestered.

Is Day Care Provided?

Daycare is not provided and children should not be brought for jury service.

How Long Must I Continue to Call Back?

Jurors must continue to check status online or by phone until they are released.

What Happens If I Am Late and Cannot Get to Court Before the Trial Starts?

The court session cannot start until all jurors are present. If there is an emergency, please call jury services immediately (530) 406-6828.

How Often Must I Serve?

In Yolo County, a person is exempt from further jury service for 12 months if:

a) The juror served on a trial as a seated juror,
b) Appeared for jury service and did not request a hardship excuse,
c) Appeared for jury service and was not selected, or
d) Was scheduled to appear at 1:00 pm but had their service cancelled on the same day at 12 noon.


If a juror was summoned for service, but the group was cancelled the day before, then service is not considered complete and the juror could be summoned again at random. 



Location: 1000 Main Street,
                  Woodland, CA 95695

Hours:   7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (530) 406-6701
For juror group updates select option 3

Email: juryinfo@yolo.courts.ca.gov

Phone: (530) 406-6828
To reach jury personnel or leave a message

Fax: (530) 406-6826

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