Preparing for Jury Duty


Court Hours of Operation

Juror hours are 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM unless otherwise informed by court personnel. Please plan to stay the entire day! We suggest you bring reading materials or small projects to pass the time while awaiting assignment to a courtroom.

Warning: Late jurors will not be accepted. Jurors who appear after their designated check-in time will receive a Failure to Appear summons and be required to appear for jury service on a new day within 60 to 90 days from the initial summons date. Jurors should plan to arrive at the Juror Parking Garage at least 30 minutes prior to their designated check-in time.

Locations and Parking 

The County provides free parking for Superior Court jurors. Parking information is available for the three respective Superior Court locations. If your jury service is with a municipal court you will need to check the City Court parking and locations.

  • Disability. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities must be requested at least ten days in advance from the Jury Office Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 602-506-5879 or dial 711 for a relay operator. Please be advised that the walking distance from the jury assembly area to some courtrooms can be lengthy.
  • Public transit. For information about bus routes contact Valley Metro Transit information at 602-253-5000, or click here for the Valley Metro Website.

Court Access/Screening

Before entering the Court complex, you will be required to be screened for weapons or other prohibited items.

Lunch Breaks

Jurors have at least one hour for lunch. There are many eating establishments within easy walking distance of the downtown Phoenix complex. Jurors may also bring a lunch. If you do bring a lunch, please be aware that microwaves are available but you will not have access to a fridge.

Breaks are announced throughout the day. 

Attire

The dress code for jury duty is business casual; shorts and tank tops are not appropriate.

Uniforms are not permitted. Uniforms include, but are not limited to: peace officers, firefighters, military, security, Department of Corrections, nursing scrubs, EMTs, or any other easily recognized uniform. This also includes dress down versions of uniforms. If you report to the Jury Assembly Room wearing a uniform you will be asked to change or you will be asked to leave and you will receive a new date to appear for jury duty.

Because temperatures vary in courtrooms and the assembly room, it is recommended to dress in layers.

Attendance/Failure to Appear

Jurors are to report to the Jury Assembly Room with their summons or deferral card. Once selected, jurors go directly to the courtroom.

A juror who is summoned and who willfully and without reasonable excuse fails to appear for jury service may be found by the court to be in contempt and subject to penalties provided by law. If you failed to appear on the date summoned, write to the Jury Office explaining the situation and include your Jury ID number. The address is 175 W. Madison St., Phoenix 85003. You should receive a response within two weeks of receipt.

Facilities

All restrooms in the Superior Court complexes are accessible to physically challenged jurors. Pay phones are available nearby. Physically challenged jurors in wheelchairs may use the ramps located at all court entrances. The courthouse is a nonsmoking environment.

The downtown Phoenix Jury Assembly Room is equipped with WiFi access. Handouts are available at the front desk indicating the unsecured network and log-in information. We hope this helps make your jury service experience with us even more positive.

In the Downtown and Southeast Superior Court locations, jurors can expect to find food, snack, and drink vending machines, and other various food venues.

A Mother's Room is also available for lactating mothers at the Downtown Superior Court location.

Jury Service

The Superior Court in Maricopa County operates on a one trial/one day system for jurors. This means that if you are NOT selected to serve on a jury panel for a trial, your period of service is complete after the end of the first day.

Once dismissed from a courtroom, you may be instructed to return to the Jury Assembly Room. In this situation, returning jurors should check in at the front desk and inform staff that you have been released by the court. At this point, you may be assigned to another court. If there are no other trials that need jurors that day, you will be given your proof of service and released.

Nicole Garcia, Jury Administrator

Nicole Garcia
Jury Administrator
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