Exemptions from Jury Service

Reasons for Being Excused From Service

You may be excused from jury service if:
  • You are over 70 years of age
  • You have legal custody of a child or children younger than 12 years of age and service on the jury would require leaving the child or children without adequate supervision
  • You are a student at a public or private high school
  • You are enrolled and in actual attendance at an institution of higher learning
  • You are an officer or an employee of the senate, the house of representatives, or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state government
  • You are the primary caretaker of a person who is unable to care for himself or herself (This exemption does not apply to health care workers)
  • You are a member of the U.S. military forces serving on active duty and employed to a location away from your home station and out of your county of residence
You are not required to claim an exemption. It is your choice.