IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
If you received a summons for jury duty it is because your name was selected at random through lists provided by voters registration, Colorado driver's license, Colorado ID , or the Department of Revenue. You must be prepared to stay until 5:00p.m. on your appearance date. If you are chosen as a juror, you will serve for the length of the trial. The trial generally starts as soon as the jurors are selected; in most cases selection is completed on the first day. The average trial in Colorado is two days for county court and three to four days for district court. Complete your juror questionnaire before you arrive & bring your entire summons with you. You will appear at the Elbert County Justice Center at 751 Ute Ave, Kiowa, CO and the driving directions are on the back of your summons.
Anyone in a uniformed position please DO NOT WEAR YOUR UNIFORM to jury duty. Limit your PERFUME/AFTERSHAVE as some people are allergic to them.
When you appear for jury service, prior to entering the Elbert County Justice Center, you will be required to go through a metal detector. Please leave mace, weapons, knitting/crochet needles, contraband, finger nail files/clippers and as much metal as possible at home or in your car as you will be required to empty all pockets & remove any belts. The wait line to be scanned may be lengthy so please plan accordingly.
There will be a waiting period in the jury assembly room; you may want to bring reading material, work, laptops, Ipods & cell phones. Unfortunately, we do not have wireless access. All electronic devices must be turned off prior to enterning the courtroom. Business casual clothing, including jeans, is appropriate. CHILDREN MAY NOT ATTEND JURY DUTY. Your appearance date is listed on your summons with reporting instructions in the blue box or click on the reporting schedule link listed above. Complete your juror questionnaire before you arrive & bring your entire summons with you.
POSTPONEMENT REQUESTS: All postponement requests must be in writing & submitted at least 5 business days prior to your reporting date. Please choose a Wednesday or Friday during the second full week of the month that is at least 6 weeks from your current date & no more than 4 months from the current date. Please choose carefully as we can only provide one postponement. If you would like to request a postponement please click on the postponement tab above to fill out the request.
DISQUALIFICATION REQUESTS: Disqualification requests must be accompanied by documentation such as a doctor's letter (it must say permanent or chronic illness on the letter if you are requesting permanent disqualification), a copy of your alien registration card, etc. to prove you are not a citizen or other documentation as requested. Click on the Disqualification tab above to fill out the form.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: For weather related reporting information please tune to KOA 850 and/or a local news station. During inclement weather we will check phone messages remotely (303-621-8604) but may not be able to check email messages. We will change the jury reporting information at 303-621-8604 as it becomes available to us. Any closures will be listed at www.courts.state.co.us.
REPORTING INFORMATION: Please click on the reporting schedule link above.
Thank you, Cheryl