Now that you've been summoned
- Jurors are selected from lists of registered District of Columbia voters, persons who have obtained driver's licenses or identification cards from the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, records provided by the D.C. Department of Tax and Revenue, and public assistance rolls.
The law requires that you complete and return your juror qualification form within 5 days of receiving it. You should complete and return the juror qualification immediately even if you plan to request a change in the date of service, known as a deferral. You can complete the form online (See the links to Deferrals and to Completing the Juror Qualification Form), return it in the postage-paid summons packet, or fax the form to (202) 879-0012. Unless the Court notifies you otherwise or you have obtained an excuse from, or deferral of, your service, you are required to report for jury service on the date and time indicated on your summons.
Managing Your Health and Well-being During Your Jury ServiceThe Superior Court encourages jurors to manage their health and well-being responsibly. This means taking appropriate care of personal and medical needs during jury service -whether it's one day or for an extended period of time. Please see your personal physician or health care provider if necessary to address medical concerns prior to your arrival in the courthouse.
Checklist of Items to Bring:The following is a checklist of items that jurors should have in their possession (if needed) when reporting for jury service:
- Prescription medication (Rx)
- Over the Counter medication such as aspirin or other painkiller, allergy relief medication and cough drops
- Eyeglasses and/or contact lens solution
- Bottled water
- Light snacks
- Hand sanitizer/wipes
- Reading material
Live Chat Summons
Upon Receiving a Summons:The Superior Court has implemented a call-in petit jury system. While your jury service will still be One Trial or One Day, prospective jurors will need to telephone in advance to see if you are required to report. Call 202-879-4604 (Select Option 5) after 5:00 p.m. one business day prior to the date that you are scheduled to appear. (Grand jurors will not need to call in; but should report as scheduled.)
Note*Call in System for Jurors
The DC Superior Court has switched to a call-in system for jurors!To see if you are required to report, please call 202-879-4604 (select Option 5) after 5:00p.m. one business day prior to the date that you are scheduled to appear.