*******JUROR SCAM WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls, Emails on Jury Service may Lead to Fraud******
In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targets by phone calls and emails, threatening them with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts.
In the calls and emails, recipients are pressured to provide confidential data, potentials leading to identity theft and fraud. These calls and emails, which threaten recipients with fines and jail time if they do not comply, are fraudulent and are not connected with the U.S. courts.
For more information about these scams please visit the Washington State Website
Reporting instructions, parking pass, and a map were attached to your summons. The reporting instructions are also provided here:
If you have lost your parking pass, please reach out to the Jury Coordinator. General juror information, provided by the Washington State Courts, may also provide useful information for prospective jurors.
Juror Reporting Procedures
Please read carefully:
Understanding Your Summons
On the face of your summons, below the barcode, is your Juror #. You will need to know this number when you check the Jury Line throughout your term. The first day of your term is also on the face of your summons. Your "term" is an on-call period of 1 week, with the possibility of being seated on a trial that lasts longer. The duration of each trial will be made known during jury selection.
Checking the Jury Line
After 5 p.m. the evening before your term begins, call the number below and press option 1 to listen to the jury Line. If jurors are needed the following day, the recorded message will indicate a range of juror numbers that need to report. it will also give specific reporting instructions regarding time, location, etc. If your Juror # falls within the range given, you will need to follow these reporting instructions. If you are not needed on the first day, the message will indicate when you need to check the Jury Line next. You will continue to check this Jury Line throughout your term, unless the recorded message indicates service is complete prior to the end of your term. If you are selected to hear a trial, the Judge will convey your daily reporting instructions to you.
Jury Line: 360-778-5435
Jurors with Disabilities
If you have special service, access or sensory needs, please contact the Jury Coordinator as soon as possible, so that the courts may have sufficient time to meet your needs.
Fill out your questionnaire completely and return it immediately to:
Whatcom County Superior Court Clerk
c/o Whatcom County Jury Coordinator
311 Grand Avenue, Suite 401
Bellingham, WA 98225
Please remember your Juror #! (It is necessary for understanding all reporting instructions).
And don't forget to call the Jury Line the day BEFORE your term begins!
Juror Parking Instructions
You can park in the white spaces with the white numbers on the public side of the parking lot south of the Courthouse. You must enter this lot from Grand Avenue. Please avoid any yellow or reserved spaces and do not park on the side of the lot where Sheriff's vehicles are located. You will be ticketed or towed if parked in one of these spaces! If the lot is full, you can park on the street in any space that is metered or marked for at least 2 hours. This includes all of the pay box spaces with painted numbers on the curb. Please be sure to place your JUROR PARKING PASS on the dashboard of your vehicle so you do not have to pay for parking.