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Excuse from Jury Service
You may request to be excused from jury service for a temporary condition that makes it difficult or impossible to serve. Common reasons include active military service and recovery from major surgery.
Hardship on your employer does not excuse you from jury service.
Hardship because you are the sole proprietor of a business does not excuse you from jury service.
Hardship because your employer does not pay you for your time absent from work performing jury service does not excuse you from jury service.
You may request that your jury service be postponed to a more convenient time for these reasons, but you will not be excused from jury service for these reasons.
Employers are not required by law to pay their employees regular salary when on jury duty, although some do.
How to Request to be Excused
Use our On-Line Juror Response System to request to be excused from jury service. Click the button below to get started, and then enter your Juror ID Number, found in the upper right corner of your summons, and your date of birth to access the system. Select the option on the left to Request to be Excused from Jury Service.
You may also request to be excused by mail. Complete the Excuse Request section on your summons, and return it using the envelope provided. Include any requested information such as a doctor's note.
Requests to be excused cannot be granted over the phone.