Respond to a jury summons
Your summons package includes important information about the steps being taken to protect your health and safety at jury selection and as a juror. Prior to responding to your summons, please read all the documents included in the summons package.
We’re aware of a jury duty phishing scam. Please note BC Government staff would not threaten legal action or ask for your Social Insurance Number.
A jury summons is an order to attend court mailed to anyone who has been randomly selected from the provincial voters list which indicates that a person must appear at the courthouse on a specific date and time.
Receiving a jury summons does not mean you have been selected to serve as a juror. The next step is to go to a jury selection where a screening process will determine the individuals selected as jurors for the trial.
You must respond to a jury summons – even if you feel you’re not qualified or want to seek an exemption. You have a legal obligation to respond to your summons as soon as possible.
There are two ways to respond to a summons:
- Online: Use the Court Services eResponse website (you will need to have your jury summons on hand to complete your online response)
- By mail: Complete the jury certification form attached to your jury summons and mail it using the envelope provided.