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Reasons for Being Excused from Jury Service
Reasons for Being Excused
You can only be excused from jury duty for:
  • Any reason deemed sufficient by the court
  • Extreme inconvenience
  • Medical reasons
  • Public necessity
  • Undue hardship
  • Dependent care
  • Student Status
  • Military conflict 

Medical Excuses
If you are asking to be excused for medical reasons:
  • You need to submit a letter from your healthcare provider stating due to a medical condition you are unable to serve at this time. Without a doctor's letter your request to be excused for a medical condition will not be considered. Please note, the court does not keep past medical certificates or letters on file.

Employment Conflict or a Financial Hardship Excuses
If you are asking to be excused due to employment conflict or a financial hardship:
  • You need to submit a letter from your employer on their letterhead, stating they can not release you from your duties at this time or they do not compensate you for jury duty and it would be a financial hardship for you. The letter should be signed by you and your employer.

General Excuses
These excuses are available on our website or you can send a letter:
  • Currently a full time student
  • Jury duty within the past year
  • Lack of child or dependent care
  • Military duty - may also be a valid reason to ask to be excused from jury duty
  • Under the age of 18