Disqualification From Jury Service

Disqualification Request  


A prospective juror MAY request disqualification from jury service if any of the following criteria applies and submit in writing:



Is under the age of 70 and has a physical or mental disability that would prevent them from serving. A doctor must provide a note verifying the disability and the note must indicate whether the juror needs to be “permanently excused" or specify the period for which the medical excuse is valid up to one year

Is over the age of 70 and has medical issues that prevent them from serving (no doctor's note needed) - must provide date of birth and a brief description of impairment


Is not a resident of Yolo County - You must provide your new residential address out of the county and submit to the Jury Services office. Please be sure to update your Department Motor Vehicles record as well as your Voter Registration record


Is a convicted felon and civil rights have not been restored - You must provide the county where convicted and date of your conviction

Is under a conservatorship - must provide the court name and case number

Requests for disqualification from jury service, the juror must complete and return the Juror Response Form at least 5 working days prior to your service date.


Occupational reasons are not permissible when requesting exemption from service.

Inconvenience to a prospective trial juror or an employer is not a legal reason for disqualification from jury service, however you may request a postponement for this reason.

If you are not able to appear on your scheduled date, you may request a postponement of your service online using our Self-Service Jury System.