Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Fairfield Branch | Vallejo Branch

Jury Information

Summoned Juror

Click REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS to:

  • Verify reporting information
  • Sign up for text or telephone reminder

Click JUROR RECORD to:

  • Verify/update personal information
  • Request a postponement, disqualification or excusal from service
  • Request ADA accommodations


New Summons Postcard    

Solano's jury summons is taking on a new look and online functionalities are expanding to jurors. The Court will no longer mail an 8 ½ by 14 jury summons with a return envelope. Instead, the Court will mail a summons postcard. Jurors will have the opportunity to use the Court website to request postponements, provide information on disqualification, update address information for Solano County residents and provide cell phone number and/or e-mail address. Jurors may also use the application to request text and/or e-mail reminder of their jury service.

 

Jury Information

The right of a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States. This right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution, which provides "the right of trial by jury shall be secured to all, and remain inviolate. http://www.courts.ca.gov/juryservice.htm

Jury trials cannot be held unless people like you are willing to perform their civic duty. Jurors are essential to the administration of justice.

Jurors' names are selected at random from lists provided from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Registrar of Voters.

Click ABOUT JURY DUTY for a brief video on what to expect while on jury duty.
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Locations

Jury Office - Fairfield
Hall of Justice
600 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
Map and Directions

Jury Office - Fairfield
Old Solano Courthouse

580 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA 94533
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Jury Office - Vallejo
Justice Building
321 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
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Hours of Operation

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays

Phone and Email Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays
Fairfield: (707) 207-7350
Vallejo: (707) 561-7850
Fax: (707) 436-2284
Toll free number: (800) 621-1797 (Available to residents of Rio Vista, Dixon and Winters, only)
Email: CourtJury@solano.courts.ca.gov

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Parking

Hall of Justice - Fairfield:   Parking is located in the parking lot on the corner of Texas and Washington Street (adjacent to Armijo High School).  Place only the parking voucher on your car dashboard.  This voucher permits all day parking in 2-hour and permit spaces located only in this lot.

The parking voucher does not permit any parking in the Government Center parking garage or limited timed zones on the city streets of Fairfield.   The Court will not be responsible for tickets exceeding parking limits or permit only spaces.

Solano Justice Center - Vallejo : Parking lot entrance is from Tuolumne Street, Contra Costa Street, and/or Virginia Street. A parking voucher is not required.

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Dress Code

Proper attire is required in the courtrooms. No hats, shorts, tank tops, tube tops or bare feet are permitted.

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Security Screening

All visitors entering any courthouse in Solano County are required to go through a court security screening process.  Please click on Court Security to review the screening process and a comprehensive list of items prohibited.

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Term of Service

Prepare to be available on telephone standby for 2-days. When reporting, plan to be available for an all-day service. Court hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. California has a one-day or one-trial term of jury service. This means that a trial juror serves for one day or for the duration of one trial. Jurors may be selected to serve on a case of any length. Statewide, the majority of jurors serve for just one day.

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Notice to Employer- Right to Time Off

Section 230(a) of the LABOR CODE states: "No employer shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve as required by law on an inquest or trial jury, if such employee, prior to asking such time off, gives reasonable notice to the employer of the requirement to serve."

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Compensation

You will be compensated fifteen dollars ($15.00) a day and thirty-four cents ($0.34) per mile (one-way) beginning on the second day of your service, and each subsequent days of service thereafter. No juror will be paid compensation for their first day of service, including sworn jurors who sit on a one-day trial.

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Verification of Service

A Jury Verification form will be provided at the end of your service stating all the days you were in attendance.

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Eligibility

Under California law, NO eligible person shall be exempt from jury services as a trial juror by reason of occupation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status. All persons are eligible and qualified to be prospective trial jurors, except the following:

  • If you are not a citizen of the United States.
  • If you are not 18 years of age or older.
  • If you are not a resident of Solano County.
  • If you do not possess sufficient knowledge of the English language.
  • If you have been convicted of a felony and your civil rights have not been restored.
  • If you are currently serving as a Grand Juror.
  • If you are a peace officer as defined Penal Code sections 830.1, 830.2(a-c) and 830.33(a).
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Excuse

If you are under the age of 70 and have a physical or mental disability that would prevent you from serving, you must provide a doctor's note verifying the disability. The medical note must indicate the permanent nature of your disability or the specific time period for which your medical excuse is valid. Click JUROR RECORD and use the UPLOAD DOCUMENTS tab to submit your doctor’s note. If you require additional time to obtain a medical note, you may postpone your summons date using the POSTPONEMENT REQUEST tab.

If you are over 70-years of age and medical issues prevent you from serving, you are not required to provide a doctor’s note. Click JUROR RECORD and use the DISQUALIFICATION AND REQUEST TO BE EXCUSED tab to submit the request.

Individuals who provide care to an elderly or infirm relative must provide a written statement from the relative's doctor.

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Postponement Information

If you are not available on the date summoned to attend, you may for any reason, request a one-time postponement. Provide a new date within the next six (6) months (any Monday - Thursday, except holidays). Click JUROR RECORD and use the POSTPONEMENT REQUEST tab to submit your request.

Breast-feeding mothers may postpone their jury service for up to one year.

Students may request a one-time postponement of their service to the next school break.

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Online Postponement Request

For online postponement request click here: Postponement

Online postponement request is not available on the summons date or if the summons date is less than three (3) business days from today.  Contact the Jury Office if assistance is needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Jury Services FAQs are located on the Court FAQs page .

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Hearing Difficulties

Hearing equipment is available for the hearing impaired. Notify the jury staff upon your arrival. Arrangements for a sign language interpreter will be made available, upon advance notice. Notify the jury staff at least two weeks prior to your jury summons date.

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Grand Jury

Grand Jury Page  

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State law require all state and local governmental entities, including the courts, to provide reasonable accommodations for the needs of persons with disabilities. The ADA benefits people who have an interest in court activities, programs and services. In 1996 the Judicial Council of California, the policy-making body for the courts, adopted California Rules of Court, rule 1.100 (former rule 989.3) to implement the ADA in the state court system.

Under the ADA, State laws, and the court rule, a person is entitled to an accommodation if he or she is an "eligible person with a disability." This means the person has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.

It is the individual's responsibility to contact the court to request accommodations that would best suit his or her situation. The individual may request an accommodation by completing the Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities ( Judicial Council Form MC-410 ) or by other means, and provide the request to court staff. The individual should give the court at least five working days notice whenever possible. The court may grant, modify or deny the request. The information presented will be kept confidential unless ordered released by a Judicial officer, or a written waiver of confidentiality is received from the requestor.

The court will evaluate all requests to make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices, and procedures when these modifications are necessary to avoid discriminating against a person because of a disability.

Service animals are permitted in court facilities. The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Service animals may go to all areas of the court where customers are normally allowed.

For instructions, forms, and additional information, please refer to the following links: http://www.courts.ca.gov/11524.htm

For free tools that allow persons with visual disabilities to read documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, please visit http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html . These tools convert PDF documents into either HTML or ASCII text that can then be read by many screen-reading programs.

For further information:
Jurors: Please contact the Jury Services Office in Fairfield at (707) 207-7350, Vallejo at (707) 561-7850 or email CourtJury@solano.courts.ca.gov .

Others: Please contact CourtHR@solano.courts.ca.gov or call 707-207-7473.

Court employees: To request accommodation for yourself, please contact your supervisor or the Court's Human Resources Division.


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