Superior Court Clerk

General Jury Information

General Jury Information

WARNING: Report for jury duty scam!

A popular scam is back in our community! If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, the Chelan County Superior Court Clerk's Office or the Jury Administrator’s Office, advising you there is a warrant for your arrest because you failed to report to jury duty, be on high alert. The scam caller typically threatens you with arrest unless you pay a fine. THIS IS A SCAM.

No one from our county offices will ever call you and make such a claim or demand for money. The Chelan County Superior Court's Office will always send you a letter in the mail, with the appropriate information and contacts, if you are a candidate for jury duty. Again, we do not call and we do not ask for money.

What do you do if you are a target of such a scam? Hang up immediately. Do not release any personal information or purchase any pre-paid cash cards, or send any type of payment. Do not meet up with these callers. Do not call them back. If you have questions, call us at 509-667-6380 for more information.


Important Notice to Jurors:

Most jury trials last 3 to 4 days and jurors are free to return home in the evenings. Jurors are usually required to serve on one trial.

Jurors are selected at random from lists of voter registrations, drivers licenses, and Washington State identification cards for residents of Chelan County. The lists are combined and duplicate names are eliminated. However, different spellings or name variations may result in duplication.

Jurors are compensated at rates established by State and County law. Per Diem and mileage will be paid. Checks are usually mailed four to six weeks after the jury term ends.


Without you participating, there is no justice

Jurors Must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside in Chelan County
  • Be able to communicate in the English language (RCW 2.36.070)
  • Not be a convicted felon or if convicted, must have had his or her rights restored
  • Very few people are excused from jury duty. RCW 2.36.100 states that no person may be excused from jury service by the court except upon showing undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, public necessity, or any reason deemed sufficient by the court for the period of time the court deems necessary.


How Service Works:

Each juror is assigned a group number and juror number for the two week term of jury service.

Jurors must call their assigned phone number after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the first day of jury duty and listen for his or her group number. The recording will tell the juror which group numbers are supposed to report for jury service on the next court day.

If the juror is not needed to report, the recording will reschedule the juror for another day during the two week term. The juror must then call the recording again after 5:00 p.m. the night before the next scheduled reporting date for updated reporting instruction.

Chelan County uses a "phone-in" system to inform jurors when their services will be required. You must call until you are excused from service.

Call after 5:00 p.m. on the day instructed. You will report for duty the following working day or you will be instructed to call again. Jurors are identified by their "group number" printed on the reverse side of your instructions. Listen carefully to be sure that the message on the recording is for your assigned jury group.

If you forget to call, call the jury administrator at (509) 667-6383 the following day between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Don't call the recording on a different date, as it will have been set for a new jury panel. ( Exception : Friday night messages are available for the entire weekend.)

If you do not receive a message, please check to be sure that you are calling on the correct month and day. If the equipment malfunctions, a message for jurors will be placed on the web at  (See Daily Reporting Instructions).

You will serve on only one trial. Trials are usually one to three days in duration.



Jurors are compensated at rates established by State and County law. Per Diem and mileage will be paid. 

Please dress appropriately. (No tank tops or shorts.) Do not bring small children.


For Information:

Call 667-6383 between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Return questionnaires or requests for excuse within 10 days.


Courtroom Protocol:

Dress appropriately. Dress slacks, shirt, skirt, or blouse show respect for the court. Clean jeans and dress shirt would also be acceptable. Hats are not allowed.

  • Food or drinks are not allowed in the courtroom.
  • Weapons of any kind are not allowed in the courthouse.
  • The courtroom is not an appropriate place for children. Please arrange for someone to watch them while you are in court. Even if you plan on leaving your children in the lobby, if they are too noisy and it disturbs court proceedings, security may have you remove them from the building.

Your employer must allow a juror time off from work to serve on jury duty. State law says employers "shall not deprive an employee of employment or threaten, coerce, or harass an employee or deny an employee promotional opportunities" for serving as a juror. However, an employer is not required to compensate the difference in pay for jury service.

Posted: 01/16/2015 04:52 PM
Last Updated: 09/05/2023 05:53 PM

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Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 19
    Jul 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Ballots will be mailed to voters

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    Ballots will be mailed to voters

  • 19
    Jul 2024
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - July 17, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street or via Zoom
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    Chelan County Commissioners Office, Conference Room 1
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    Jul 2024
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - July 03, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 667-6225
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    06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - June 26,2024

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