Apply to join the Civil Grand Jury

Volunteer to make a difference for all San Franciscans.

What to do


Civil Grand Jury eligibility includes:

  • US citizenship
  • Minimum age 18
  • Residency in the City & County of San Francisco for at least 1 year
  • Ordinary intelligence
  • Good character
  • Working knowledge of English

Apply now

The application for the Civil Grand Jury for 2024 to 2025 is now open.

Applications are due by May 10, 2024.

Download the application from the "Apply" button below. When you are done filling out the form, you can

  • Email it to or
  • Print it out and mail it to the Civil Grand Jury office at:

400 McAllister Street, Room 008
San Francisco, CA 94102

What happens next

  1. We will invite qualified applicants to participate in the selection process.
  2. A group of Superior Court Judges will interview each applicant.
  3. We then place qualified applications in a pool and randomly select 19 as Grand Jurors.
  4. We will select up to 11 individuals as alternates. They may be sworn during the term if there is a vacancy.
  5. We will contact you by email if you are selected for the next round.

Time commitment

  • You must serve a minimum term of 1 year, from July 1 through June 30 of the following year
  • You must commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • The Jury meets weekly in the early evening at San Francisco City Hall at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
  • Subcommittee meetings will be scheduled as needed, generally during business hours
  • The time commitment may fluctuate depending on your role and the time of year
  • The Jury sets its own schedule and is able to accommodate time off for vacations 


If you are selected as a juror, you must by law:

  • Disclose all your investments and business positions in and/or income from any entity that has conducted business within the City & County in the previous 2 years
  • Disclose income from all employees of the City and County
  • Disclose all interests in real property
  • All of the above become matters of public record

Special cases



You cannot serve if you:

  • Have been discharged from the grand jury within 1 year
  • Are currently serving on a trial jury
  • Are elected public officials
  • Have been convicted of a felony

Get help

Civil Grand Jury

400 McAllister Street, Room 008
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Last updated March 4, 2024