FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Jury Duty in Thurston County! The courts appreciate
your willingness to serve in this vital role
as a juror. It is a service only you
and your fellow citizens can provide.
Since you are probably wondering
what your jury service involves,
click here for a wide range of
general information about jury
service. Also, below are
answers to the most commonly asked
questions about visiting the
Thurston County Courthouse.
- Where do I park when I
report for jury service?
There is a parking lot for jurors
between the courthouse and the Red
Lion hotel, however, it does fill up
fast so you might want to plan to
arrive early. Bus service is
available from Capitol Lake and runs
approximately every fifteen (15)
minutes. Also, there is
usually parking a short walk from
the courthouse on Evergreen Loop
Drive. If you have a handicap
permit there are several parking
spaces available in front of the
- Where do I report and
You will either be asked to
report to Building 1 or Building 2
at the Thurston County Courthouse.
Building 1 opens at 7:30 a.m. and
Building 2 opens at 8:00 a.m.
You may be asked to report as early
as 7:00 a.m.
Jurors are welcome to bring their
lunch, however no refrigeration is
available. The Red Lion hotel
has a coffee shop and is within
walking distance. An espresso
bar is located in front of Building
2 and they provide several different
beverages, pastries and at lunchtime
offer sandwiches, salads and
Building 2 has security officers
and a metal detector. Everyone
entering Building 2 will be
screened. Please do not take
this personally, as it is a safety
feature for all of us. It is
recommended that you limit what you
bring with you to the courthouse as
it will save time going through
security. It is recommended
that you bring some reading material
as there are periods of waiting.
Firearms, knives and other dangerous
weapons may not be taken into the
- What should I wear for jury
This building complex was built more than
40 years ago. Temperatures in
both buildings vary from courtroom
to courtroom and waiting areas.
Business casual is the dress code
for jury duty and we recommend that
you dress in layers. Please do
not wear loungewear, beachwear,
athletic wear or shorts.