The jurisdiction for the United States District Court includes every county in the State of Utah. The place of holding court for the Central and Northern Divisions is in Salt Lake City and includes the following counties:
Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duschesne, Juab, Morgan Rich, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch and Weber.
Reporting for Jury Duty Salt Lake Courthouse
351 South West Temple, Suite 1.301 Jury Assembly Suite, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Jury duty can commence early in the day in our court, and it is important that you report on time. Bring a magazine, book or other item for occasional delays. Laptops, tablets and cell phones are allowed in the courthouse, however their use may be restricted during jury selection and/or trial. The selection process averages about five hours. If you are not selected for jury duty, you will be permitted to leave after the selection process.
If you are selected, you may be required to remain at the courthouse for the full day.
Please be prepared to do so by making tentative arrangements for car pooling, babysitting, business appointments, child care, and other personal business in advance. You will receive a notice to report with the date and time you are to be at the U.S. Courthouse. You should read the notice and carefully follow the instructions it provides.
Security in the Courthouse
The courthouse doors open at 7:30 am and, because it is a secured building, a photo ID may be required upon entry. Cell phones are restricted for most guests to the courthouse. Jurors are exempt from that restriction – you will need to identify yourself as a juror when you come through security. No weapons of any kind are allowed on the property; this includes guns, knives, pepper spray etc. In addition, you will not be allowed to bring liquids, aerosols, or gels into the building. Empty water bottles or coffee mugs are allowed and may be filled inside the courthouse once you pass through security.
The court does not have designated parking reserved for jurors. You will be responsible for your initial parking costs when appearing for jury service; however, you will be reimbursed for your daily parking costs. Some lots vary from $10.00 to $15.00 a day. You may want to come early and shop around for the best parking rates. Be sure to pay for an entire day's worth of parking because you may be required to be at the court all day. Do not park at any parking meters as you will not be able to leave the courtroom in order to feed your meter. If you are not familiar with the downtown area, please give yourself additional time to find a parking lot, park your vehicle, pay the parking fee and walk to the courthouse.
There is a large public parking lot immediately south of the Courthouse on 400 South, between Main and West Temple. The fee as of March 2023 is $12 for all-day parking.
Jurors are encouraged to use public transportation when possible. Jurors arriving from within the Salt Lake Valley may easily utilize the UTA TRAX light rail system. The courthouse is located between the Courthouse Station and the Gallivan Center stops. Using public transportation will help you eliminate parking problems.