Application Form

The application period for the 2019/2020 San Diego Grand Jury is now open. Please read the instructions below, then Click Here to complete the application.


Individuals with a flair for research and a desire to insure good government in San Diego County are needed for the  Grand Jury to monitor governmental activities and carry out the Grand Jury’s traditional investigative role.

Individuals must have lived in the county at least one year prior to July 1 and be able to serve four or five days per week during the fiscal year from July 1 through June 30. Payment is $25 per day plus mileage and free parking in the Hall of Justice.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years old with ordinary intelligence, sound judgment, good character, and knowledge of the English language. Those ineligible for service include elected officials, current trial jurors, and those who have served on a California grand jury within a year of the selection date. Persons convicted of a felony, malfeasance in office, or another high crime are also ineligible.

The 19 Grand Jurors and 11 alternates will be chosen at a random drawing scheduled for early June in the Superior Court Presiding Department of the downtown courthouse. Those nominated for the drawing will be notified of their selection by return mail.

For more information about the San Diego County Grand Jury, see the Purpose of the Grand Jury.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Office of the Jury Commissioner
P.O. Box 121531
San Diego, CA 92112

The Jury Commissioner must receive applications by mid January to qualify for the applicant pool. If you have questions please call (619) 685-6667.