Court Locations

The Jury Services Office in Santa Cruz is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for court holidays. Directions are located on your Jury Summons and the courtís website at

  • Santa Cruz office is located at 701 Ocean Street.
  • Watsonville Courthouse is located at 1 Second Street.

Failure to Appear

Every resident who is qualified to serve and who does not have a legal hardship or excuse must appear for jury service when summoned. Willful failure to appear is contempt of Court, and can be punished by fine of up to $1,500.00 and/or five days in the county jail. If you cannot appear on the date of your summons, you may request a postponement with this system.

Replacement Summons

You will need to speak with a jury clerk to request a replacement summons.

Work Certificate

Some employers require jurors to obtain a certificate of jury service from the Court to prove the dates of their service. You may request a work certificate on the day you report for jury service.