San Diego County Grand Jury Application Period Extended

Application Deadline Now February 3, 2023

Jan 18, 2023
Grand Jury Recruitment - Deadline Extended

The San Diego Superior Court is extending the application period for those wanting to serve on the County Grand Jury to February 3, 2023, to encourage additional citizens from throughout the county to apply. Less than half of the expected number of applications have been received to date.

The Grand Jury investigates citizen complaints and performs its traditional function as a “watchdog” over government agencies. It does not conduct criminal investigations.

Applications can be downloaded from the San Diego Superior Court’s website at or the Grand Jury’s website at Applications can also be obtained by calling 619-450-7272 or stopping by the Central Courthouse or East County, North County or South County Regional Centers.

The 19-member body will work four days a week, approximately six hours a day, from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. The Grand Jury office is located at 550 West C St, Suite 860, San Diego 92101. A small stipend per day, plus mileage, and downtown parking are provided.

All application forms must be received by the new application deadline of February 3, 2023. Qualified candidates will be nominated for a random drawing tentatively scheduled for June 2, 2023. The random drawing gives each supervisorial district equal representation by population.

Individuals who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply:

  • U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Sufficient knowledge of the English language
  • Lived in San Diego County for at least one year prior to selection

All candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check.