Postponement of Jury Service

Postponement Of Jury Service


Sometimes business or personal matters make it impossible to serve on the date shown on your summons. In that case, you may ask to postpone your jury service. Follow the directions on your summons to request a postponement. A prospective juror may request a one-time postponement if any of the following criteria applies:


Medical appointment/procedure:

    1. Request up to 6 months if more time needed
    2. Need letter from doctor specifying additional time required up to one year


College student - to next school break

School teacher - to summer session

Medical doctor or surgeon - up to 6 months

Vacation - up to 6 months

Work - up to 6 months

Sole Proprietor - up to 6 months



In order to request a postponement from jury service, you must complete and return the Juror Response Form at least 5 working days prior to your service date. Alternatively, you may request a postponement of your service online using our Self-Service Jury System Click Here. All requests for postponements beyond 90 days must be made in writing. Inconvenience to a prospective trial juror or an employer is not a legal reason for excusal from jury service, however you may request a postponement for this reason.