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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
The Superior Court is responsible for calling citizens to jury duty. Persons receiving a Jury Summons
from Kittitas County Superior Court have been randomly chosen from pool of prospective jurors derived
from a list of voter registrations, driver registrations and Washington State identification cards
for residents of Kittitas County.
If a prospective juror encounters circumstances, such as personal emergencies, reasonable accommodation
will be made to defer service to a later date. Every special circumstance will be addressed on an individual
basis. You can view the exemption and deferment request that appears on the jury summons.
Most jury trials last 1 to 2 days and jurors are free to return home in the evenings. Jurors are usually
asked to report one time or serve on one trial.
Kittitas County Superior Court uses a "phone-in" system to inform jurors when their services will be
required. Jurors must call (509) 962-7611 after 5:30
p.m. the night before your assigned jury service dates. Listen carefully to the recording which is
To qualify for jury duty, you must:
Jurors are compensated at a rate of $15 a day and mileage per the IRS mileage reimbursement rate.
Please dress appropriately (no tank tops or shorts). Do not bring small children.
You may park in any of the parking lots near the Kittitas County Courthouse. Handicapped parking is
Your employer must allow a juror time off from work to serve on jury duty. State law says employees
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.
Failure to appear for jury duty is a misdemeanor under RCW
2.36.170 and may result in the issuance of a warrant. If you are unable to report as instructed,
you must notify the Superior Court Administrator's office (509) 962-7533 immediately during regular
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.