Dec. 20, 2014
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Jury Service



Juror Summons

Upon receiving your jury summons, read all instructions carefully.  You will find your report date near the bar code on the jury summons.  When reporting for jury duty, bring your summons with you.  If you have additional questions you may refer to the information below or contact Sutter County Superior Court, Jury Services at (530) 822-3307.

Juror Badge Number

To find out if you are required to report for jury services, you must call (530) 822-3307 or check the website after 5:00 P.M. the evening BEFORE you are scheduled to report.  It’s important to have your badge number available when calling or checking the website.  Your badge number is located on your summons under the bar code in the upper left hand corner and is a 4 to 10 digit number.

Dress Code

Shorts and tank tops are not appropriate attire in the courtroom.

Court Security

The courthouse is a secure building.  DO NOT bring any food, beverages, pocketknives, fingernail files, weapons, or mace into the building.  Please turn off all pagers and cell phones before entering the courthouse.

Postponing Service

If you are unable to serve during the time requested on your summons, you may contact Sutter County Superior Court, Jury Services or complete the section on your summons, “Requesting a Postponement,” and mail back to the court.  When requesting a postponement, the request date cannot exceed six months from your current summons date.  If the jury clerk is unable to grant the postponement, you may have to appear before the judge to explain the reason why you cannot serve.  If your request is for medical reasons and you are under the age of 70, you must attach a note from your doctor indicating you are unable to serve due to a medical condition and stating the condition is temporary or permanent.

Disqualification

A person is disqualified or excused if he or she is a felon, nonresident, noncitizen, under a conservatorship, or an active peace officer.  If you fall into one of these categories, check the appropriate box or provide an explanation on your jury summons and sign, date, and return to jury services within five business days.

ADA

If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodations, please refer to ADA Information or contact the court at (530) 822-3307. 

Parking

Parking is available at the east end of the fairgrounds parking lot.  The entrance is located on the corner of “C” Street and McRae Way.  Handicap parking is available all day in the “two hour” parking zones in front of the courthouse with a Department of Motor Vehicles Handicap permit clearly displayed.

Employer Information

Labor Code Section 230 states that no employer shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off for jury duty if the employer was provided with reasonable notice prior to the date of jury service.

Proof of Appearance

Verification of your appearance is required by some employers and will be provided by staff upon request.

Compensation

Jurors receive payment of $15.00 per day for the second and subsequent days, plus mileage.  A check is mailed approximately 3 weeks after completion of the trial.

Office Location

The Sutter County Superior Court Jury Services Division office is located at:

446 Second Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
Phone: (530) 822-3307 
FAX: (530) 822-3507

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