What if I cannot serve as a juror and need to be Postponed, Excused or am Not Qualified due to living outside of Pierce County, felon, language, or citizenship?

Valid Jury Excusals


Employment Conflict

• Submit a letter on letterhead from your company or company you are employed for and have your supervisor sign it.
• It must state they do not compensate for jury duty or it is an undue hardship to release you to serve.

Medical Reason

• Submit a letter from your physician.
• Do not send lists of medications or copies of disability paperwork we will not excuse you.
• The letter must be completed by an expert in the medical field.

Undue Hardship

• An undue hardship would be dependent care for your child or an elderly adult or disabled child or adult.
• Please note if you are a caretaker of a disabled child or adult we will require a letter from their physician stating you are their primary care provider.

All Excusals may be sent, emailed or faxed to our office

• Jury Administration
930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm 123
Tacoma, WA 98402
• Fax 253-798-7057
• Email Address PCJuryOffice@co.pierce.wa.us

Not Qualified To Serve As a Juror In Pierce County

• Felony Conviction and rights have not been restored
• Do not speak English
• Not a US Citizen
• No longer live in Pierce County.

Jury Duty Postponements

• You may postpone only ONE time up 6 months from the date you have been selected to serve Jury Duty.
• Do not postpone to future date to obtain an excusal
• Postponements may not be excused. Once selected it is a firm date, the court will expect you to serve on that date

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1. How was I selected for jury duty?
2. What should I do if I receive a jury summons in the mail?
3. What if I cannot serve as a juror and need to be Postponed, Excused or am Not Qualified due to living outside of Pierce County, felon, language, or citizenship?
4. What should I bring with me when I report for jury duty?
5. What should I wear for jury duty?
6. How long will I serve?
7. Do I get paid for jury duty?
8. Where do I park when I report for jury duty?
9. Where do I report and what happens?
10. Is security provided?
11. How long will I be at the courthouse?
12. How will I know if I have been excused, deferred or disqualified from jury duty?
13. What happens if I don't report for jury duty?
14. Will I serve on civil or criminal trials?
15. Can I be late?
16. Will my employer fire me if I serve as a juror?
17. What if my employer wants proof that I was serving on jury duty?
18. Can I smoke?
19. How can my family reach me in case of an emergency?
20. Will I be locked in a hotel during the trial?
21. Where do I have lunch?
22. Can I volunteer for jury duty?