Excuses from Service

Excuse requests must be submitted online or in writing once a person is summoned. The following individuals may be excused from jury service:
  • Persons over 70 years of age.

  • Persons who have served as a grand or petit juror in Federal Court within the past two years.

  • Persons having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons.

  • Any person whose services are so essential to the operation of a business, commercial, or agricultural enterprise that the enterprise must close if such person were required to perform jury service.

  • Volunteer safety personnel. (Personnel who serve without compensation as fire fighters or members of a rescue squad or ambulance crew for a "public agency.")


All requests must be made through one of the following methods:

** Use only one method to submit your request **