Press release from the Humboldt County Superior Court:


The Humboldt County civil grand jury is seeking more applicants for fiscal year 2021/22 – the next term begins JULY 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023. We currently do not have enough applicants to empanel a Civil Grand Jury unless we need to receive at least 25 more applicants!! Are you or someone you know interested in serving your community??

We understand that the current pandemic guidelines in place encourages people not to travel, and as a result the Civil Grand Jury will be conducting via online Zoom meetings instead of in-person. In-person meetings will not resume until which time the Public Health Department has lifted the current social-distancing orders. Currently, the Civil Grand Jury meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week in the mornings for approximately 3 – 3.5 hrs. per day, although later in the term the weekly time commitment may increase as needed.

The Court also encourages interested persons to apply and be considered to serve as alternates, if and when vacancies occur during the term of service.

The primary work of the civil grand jury is to investigate and review citizen complaints concerning the operations of city and county government as well as other tax supported and non-profit agencies and districts. Based on these reviews, the grand jury publishes its findings and may recommend constructive action to improve the quality and effectiveness of local government. The civil grand jury does NOT consider criminal indictments.

For more information and eligibility requirements regarding grand jury service, please see the Grand Jury Questionnaire located on the Court’s web site: You may also complete, download, and email an application to: If you have any questions regarding the process, please call 269-1245 or send an email to the above-referenced email address.

Your assistance and interest are greatly appreciated!