Jury Duty Exemptions and Reasons for Excusals

Exemptions and Reasons for Excusals

You will be expected to report for jury duty on the date shown on your summons. If you believe that you do not qualify because of one of the reasons below, you may return the juror excusal form to our Jury Clerk.

The exemptions from reporting for jury duty, are as follows:
  • You have served as a juror in Marion County within the past 12 months
  • You have been convicted of a felony and have not had your civil rights restored
The Clerk's Office can excuse you from jury duty for one of the following reasons:
  • You are 70 years of age or older
  • You are an expectant mother or a parent that is not employed full-time and has custody of a child under six years of ago
  • You are a law enforcement officer or investigator
  • You are responsible for the care of someone mentally or physically unable to care for themselves
  • You are a practicing attorney or physician
  • A person may be excused from jury service upon a showing of hardship, extreme inconvenience, or public necessity
  • You are not a citizen of Marion County
  • You are not a citizen of the United States