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FAQ: Jury Duty

Jury Duty - (561) 355-2930 or 1-888-780-5032

What do I do if I lost my summons?

If you received a summons for jury duty in the mail and then lost it, call (561) 355-2930 for instructions.

I am permanently disabled. What can I do to be excused?

Obtain an excusal note from your doctor that includes your name and juror number (found on the summons you received in the mail), and mail it to:

Jury Office
Palm Beach County Courthouse
205 North Dixie Highway
Room 1.2100
West Palm Beach, FL  33401-4522

I have no one to take care of my children. What can I do?

The Florida Statute guidelines permit excusal if you are not working full time and your child is under the age of six.  If  your children do not fall within this category, two postponements within six months of the original summons date are available to give adequate time to make arrangements for child care.

Are students excused from serving on jury duty?

Students are not exempt from serving if their driver’s license or state ID show a Palm Beach County address.  A postponement can be granted to allow the student to serve when school is not in session.

Can I get excused for not understanding or speaking English?

The ability to understand English is determined by the judge at the time of service. You must report.

How can I be excused for an extreme hardship?

Submit a written letter addressed to the chief judge explaining your circumstances and request. Include the juror number from your summons.  You will receive a postcard with the chief judge's decision. Mail your letter to:

Jury Office
Palm Beach County Courthouse
205 North Dixie Highway
Room 1.2100
West Palm Beach, FL  33401-4522

What type of documentation is required as proof that I no longer live in Palm Beach County?

A copy of your driver’s license or state ID showing the out-of-area address. 

What type of documentation is required as proof that I am not a citizen?

Submit a copy of your green card or foreign passport.

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