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JURY SCAM ALERT

Santa Barbara County Superior Court officials are aware of a scam in which identity thieves target local residents and threaten them for failing to report for jury service.  These perpetrators then ask for confidential information.  Jury Services staff NEVER ask for Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers or other confidential and sensitive information.  Information such as this is not contained within our database and we do not request this information from the juror.  We urge all members of the public to be aware of such scams and be careful whenever you reveal confidential information over the telephone.  Do not give out such information over the phone to anyone who calls you claiming to be with the jury office of the Superior Court.

The court is aware of such activity in Santa Barbara County.  A similar scam has also been reported in Ventura County.  If you receive such a telephone call please contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

Jury ServiceThe juror orientation video, "Ideals Made Real," (Shift + Ctrl + C to enable captioning) is available to help you learn more about jury service and your important role in the legal system.

Your responsibility as a juror is to decide the facts and apply the law impartially without favor or prejudice toward any person or group, regardless of economic income, sex, race, creed, or country of origin.

Jury service is the fulfillment of a high civil obligation and a valuable privilege. There is no more vital work you can perform in support of your fellow citizens in the exercise of self-government than by an honest fulfillment of jury service. Conscientious service brings its own reward in the personal satisfaction that an important task has been well done. The effectiveness of our system of justice is measured by the integrity and dedication of the jurors who serve in our courts. This is our democratic ideal--to impart justice that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. Most jurors consider it interesting, educational, and an honor to play a part in the fair administration of justice. 

The courtrooms are in operation from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. The reporting time for prospective jurors varies, but is usually 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. Depending on the Court's needs you may be asked to report later during the day.

Please note that all persons and their property entering the courthouse are subject to search and screening to ensure proper court security. Please do not bring large backpacks or large carry bags. You may bring a small purse or a clear bag containing only the necessary items you will need. However, please be sure to remove any items that could potentially be considered a weapon. This will expedite the security screening process.

All weapons and contraband are prohibited. Items that could potentially be used as a weapon are not permitted in the courthouse and will be confiscated by the Sheriff. This includes firearms, pocket knives, box cutters, nail clippers, metal tweezers, knitting needles, metal utensils, bottle cap openers, or any other item that could be construed as a weapon. If you have any items of this nature, you must NOT bring them when reporting for jury duty. When reporting for jury duty, please allow extra time to go through the weapons screening line.

If you have received a Jury Summons, click here for Reporting Instructions.

Click here for detailed information about Jury Policies & Procedures, including employer information, deferrals and exemptions.

If you have been sworn to serve as a trial juror, click here for Juror Information.

Click here for Employer Information regarding the rights and responsibilities of employers whose employees have been selected for jury service.

santa barbara

1108 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 882-4530
Fax: (805) 882-4552

Walk-in Office Hours:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday, except holidays

Jury Information:
Anacapa / Figueroa

(805) 882-4551
24 hr recorded message

 

santa maria

312 East Cook St.
Building F
Santa Maria, CA 93454-5165
Phone: (805) 614-6464
Fax: (805) 614-6479

Walk-in Office Hours:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday, except holidays

Jury Information:
Cook / Miller / Solvang

(805) 614-6468
24 hr recorded information line

 

LOMPOC

115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436-6967
Phone: (805) 614-6464
Fax: (805) 614-6479

Walk-in Office Hours:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday, except holidays

Jury Information:
Lompoc

(805) 737-5396
24 hr recorded information line

 

SOLVANG

1745 Mission Drive, Suite C
Solvang, CA 93463-3605

Jury Information:
(805) 686-7489
24 hr recorded information line

Emergencies:
(805) 614-6464
 
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