Get Excused From Jury Duty

The jury summons you receive in the mail will outline the process of being excused from jury duty and the deadline by which to do so.

Each juror wishing to be dismissed must visit the Circuit Clerk’s Office to fill out an affidavit. Your request for dismissal must be approved by a circuit judge and will take about two business days to process. Only legal excuses should be presented to the Court. Examples of legal excuses include:

  • Illness or presence required to assist someone with an illness
  • Personal hardship
  • Emergency
  • Performed jury service in this court within two years
  • Over the age of 65 years and you wish not to serve