Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Fairfield Branch | Vallejo Branch

Jury Information

SCAM ALERT     Be Aware...

Several citizens have recently reported that they have received telephone calls from a man claiming to be a Court employee in the Jury Services Department. The imposter, who falsely represents himself as a court employee, tells the citizens they have missed their jury duty and that an warrant is now out for their arrest. The imposter says that if they pay him hundreds of dollars, the matter would be resolved.

Legitimate staff of the superior court do not call past or prospective jurors by telephone for financial information such as credit card, and bank account information or personal information like Social Security Numbers or to collect money from them. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with the courts. Instead, report the call to your local police department.

More information about identity theft is available at our Public Service Alert page.

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.

Reporting Instructions

Click REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS to verify reporting information.

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Locations

Jury Office - Fairfield
Hall of Justice
550 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
Map and Directions
Jury Office - Vallejo
Justice Building
321 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Map and Directions
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Hours of Operation

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 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. - 2:00 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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Length of Service

You should plan to be available for an all day service. Court hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your services are completed once you have been selected to hear a case or released after completion of jury selection. 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.

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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.

If you are over the age of 70 years of age and medical issues prevent you from serving, you are not required to provide a doctor's note. Complete the section titled "Request To Be Excused" and state your date of birth and your request for excuse. Return the completed summons to the Jury Office within 10 days of receipt of your summons.

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

Medical notes should be attached to your completed summons and returned to the Jury Office within 10 days of receipt of your summons. If you require additional time to obtain a medical note, you may postpone your summons date. Refer to the section titled "Request for Postponement".

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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).

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. Complete the section titled "Request for Postponement" and return to the Jury Office within 10 days of receipt of your summons.

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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. Back to Top

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.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/access/accessibility.htm or http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/family/speced/specedlinks.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 mailto:CourtHR@solanocourts.com 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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