Superior Court of California, County of Butte

Jury and Appeals

The Office of the Jury Commissioner is charged with the responsibility of securing jurors for Criminal and Civil trials being conducted by the Butte County Superior Court. The office secures jurors through a process governed by the California Code of Civil Procedure. Potential juror names are selected at random from lists of registered voters and persons who have valid California drivers licenses or identification cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. These two lists are combined to create one Master Jury List. Each week, prospective jurors are randomly selected from the list and sent a Summons to appear for service approximately five weeks prior to the service date.

For Jurors summoned to Oroville

If you have received a summons, you may be eligible for a postponement or, in some circumstances, an excuse from service.

If you are summoned to appear, instructions on your summons will direct you to contact the court for confirmation of your appearance date. As trials are often resolved in advance, the court uses this process to provide last-minute information to jurors and, hopefully, only require as many jurors to appear as will be needed for selection. This appearance information can be obtained on this site or by calling (530) 532-7001 after 5:00 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled appearance date. A recorded message will confirm, modify, or cancel your appearance based on your group number.

Click here to view a map of the public parking at the Butte County Courthouse in Oroville (1 Court Street, Oroville, CA).

For Jurors summoned to Chico

If you have received a summons, you may be eligible for a postponement or, in some circumstances, an excuse from service.

If you are summoned to appear, instructions on your summons will direct you to contact the court for confirmation of your appearance date. As trials are often resolved in advance, the court uses this process to provide last-minute information to jurors and, hopefully, only require as many jurors to appear as will be needed for selection. This appearance information can be obtained on this site or by calling (530) 532-7035 after 5:00 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled appearance date. A recorded message will confirm, modify, or cancel your appearance based on your group number.

Click here to view a map of the public parking at the North Butte County Courthouse in Chico (1775 Concord Avenue, Chico, CA).

For general information on Jury Service, please see A Guide To California Jury Service at the California Judicial Council's Website .

Public Notice - Jury Duty Scam Alert

Past or prospective jurors are NEVER contacted by phone regarding failure to serve jury duty. All communication regarding failure to serve jury duty is officially facilitated though the U.S. mail. No court jury staff or Butte County Sheriff's staff ask past or prospective jurors to pay a fine or provide financial details including, credit card numbers, bank account, social security numbers or any other personal information via phone. If you receive a telephone call, from someone identifying himself or herself as a court employee or an employee of the Butte County Sheriff's Department regarding a failure to appear for jury service, THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, OR PAY THEM ANY MONEY! If you are contacted, please call the Jury Commissioner's office at (530) 532-7001.

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