Applications for the San Bernardino County civil grand jury are being accepted. Successful applicants will serve as grand jurors for the fiscal year period beginning on July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021.

The civil grand jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of the county, including cities and special districts, and also potentially hear information on certain criminal investigations. All communications to the grand jury are confidential and every signed citizen complaint is responded to after investigated. Service as a grand juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week, which is compensated at $60 per day with appropriate mileage. The regular grand jury meeting place is in the city of San Bernardino.

To be eligible for selection, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of the county of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment. Other requirements include: sufficient knowledge of the English language, possession of natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment, and good character. By law, elected public officials are not eligible.

Interested citizens are encouraged to apply on-line http://www.sbcounty.gov/GrandJury/CTS/GeneralInformation. Applications can also be submitted in-person by downloading http://wp.sbcounty.gov/grandjury/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/12/SB-County-Civil-Grand-Jury-Application.pdf, sent by mail, or picked up in-person at 172 W. Third St., Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA. The application deadline is Feb. 29, 2020.

Please refer to the http://wp.sbcounty.gov/grandjury/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/01/2020-2021-Timeline.pdf for important dates and information. For further questions or comments, please visit the grand jury's website at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/grandjury/ or contact the grand jury assistant at (909) 387-9120.

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