Jury Services

Welcome

The Jury Service Office is dedicated to efficiently and effectively providing jurors to all trial departments while maintaining all pandemic safety protocols. We at the Solano Superior Court understand your concern regarding COVID-19 and some changes have been put in place for your safety. We are now broadcasting jury orientation through zoom in multiple locations throughout the courthouse and having jurors report in smaller groups. Please ensure you check our website page under Reporting Instructions for updated information and reporting locations.

All jurors are required to wear face masks while at the courthouse, regardless of vaccination status. If you forgot a mask at home and need one, we can provide you one.

Again, on behalf of the Solano Superior Court, we thank you for your service!

A Critical Civic Duty

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 by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Registrar of Voters.


Contact

Fairfield Branch: (707) 207-7350

Vallejo Branch: (707) 561-7850

Toll Free: (800) 621-1797

Division Fax: (707) 436-2284

Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 3 PM

phone and visiting hours exclude court holidays | holiday schedule


Visit
Fairfield Branch:
Hall of Justice
600 Union Ave,
Fairfield CA 94533

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 3 PM

Fairfield Branch:
Old Solano Courthouse
580 Texas St,
Fairfield CA 94533

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 3 PM

Vallejo Branch:
Solano Justice Building
321 Tuolumne St,
Vallejo CA 94590

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 3 PM

phone and visiting hours exclude court holidays | holiday schedule


FAQs

Yes. It is a right of citizenship and required by law.

We obtain names from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Registrar of Voters. If the information you provide to these two sources is not identical you may receive two summonses.

If you are acquainted with the individual and familiar with their circumstance, click JUROR RECORD and complete the DISQUALIFICATION AND REQUEST TO BE EXCUSED/HARDSHIP REQUEST tab. If you are not acquainted with the person, state on the front of the unopened summons “this person is no longer at this address” and place the summons back in the mail. The Department of Motor Vehicles and the Registrar of Voters is our source for information. You should notify these two sources to avoid receiving any further jury summonses at your address.

Yes. A juror must provide a physician’s verification note on a prescription pad or letterhead signed by a doctor. The note must state that the juror cannot serve on jury duty for medical reasons and should indicate the length or duration of the illness or problem. If the condition is permanent or long term, the physician must also include that information in his/her statement. Obtaining a copy of your doctor’s letter for your personal file is advised.

No. Only peace officer’s whose positions are defined under Penal Code sections 830.1, 830.2(a-c) and 830.33(a) are exempt from jury service.

No. Neither stay at home parents nor childcare providers are exempt or excused from jury service. Children are not allowed in the courtrooms. Alternative arrangements will need to be made. If additional time is needed to arrange for childcare, click JUROR RECORD and use the POSTPONEMENT REQUEST tab to submit your request.

No. However, Solano Superior Court requires individuals over the age of 70 who prefer to not attend jury service, click JUROR RECORD and use the DISQUALIFICATION AND REQUEST TO BE EXCUSED/HARDSHIP REQUEST tab to submit the request.

Prospective jurors may be summoned once a year. Your term of service is One Day or One Trial. Jurors report in person one day, and may be selected to serve on a case of any length. If not selected for a case on that day, services are completed for one year. If you receive more than one summons during the year, you may be in our database more than once. This often occurs if information received from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Registrar of Voters are not the same. Hyphenated names, maiden and married names, and names containing a space can cause duplication within the database. If you receive a summons earlier than expected, notify the jury office in writing so we may correct the error and update our database.

Pursuant to the California Code of Civil Procedures section 209, the court may find the prospective juror who fails to respond to a jury summons in contempt of court, punishable by fine, incarceration, or both.