Requesting an Exemption from being a Juror
An exemption needs to be requested well before jury selection begins, using one of the following methods:
- Online: Using the Court Services eResponse website. You will need to have your jury summons on hand to complete your online response. Be sure to request that an email be sent to you when your exemption request has been processed.
- By mail: Complete the jury certification form attached to your jury summons and mail it using the envelope provided
Finding out if an exemption was approved:
If you responded to your summons in writing, a sheriff will make every reasonable effort to contact you within 10 working days from the date your request for exemption is received. If you do not receive notice that you are exempt, you must attend jury selection on the date and time indicated on your summons.
If you responded to your summons through the eResponse website, you can log in anytime and view the status of your request under the “profile” tab
If your exemption is refused: Application for exemption can be made in-person with a judge on the day of jury selection if an advance exemption request is refused.
Depending on the reason for your request, the judge will decide whether to approve or deny your request.