Jurors who want to be excused or postponed from jury duty must state the reason(s) for the request under question #14 on the juror questionnaire.
Postponement of jury duty means that the juror is not required to report on the summoned date, but will be summoned at a later date.
A physician’s letter is required for excusal from jury duty for medical reasons. Other reasons for excusal are reviewed and evaluated pursuant to court policy.
Jurors receive a prompt response in writing or by email upon submitting excusal / postponement requests.
Jurors who have submitted the Juror Questionnaire and then realize that they have a problem serving must request an excusal or postponement by sending/faxing a letter to the address/phone numbers in the right column, or using the form below:
Jurors Failing to Report To Duty
Jurors who fail to report for jury duty and have not been excused or postponed from service are accountable to the court.
Jurors may be scheduled for a contempt hearing before the court and may be fined, imprisoned for a term not exceeding 10 days or both for failure to report, pursuant to 42 Pa C.S.A. Section 4584.
Disqualifications are not granted based on occupation, religion or personal circumstances.