Need to defer, change or apply for exemption of jury duty?
- To defer or postpone your jury service one (1) time only, please contact us. Email is the best way to reach us firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alternatively, you can leave us a message at (404) 613-7430, and we will return your call.
- Downloadable Exemption Forms (these must be notarized - click here to locate a notary).
- The affidavits below are "fillable." You can fill in most of the information and print the document in order to have it notarized. You will not be able to save the contents of the completed form. You will only be able to print it. Affidavits must be notarized by a certified notary. *These affidavits are permanent exemptions. The remaining affidavits are good for 12 months. You must resubmit the next time you are summoned for jury duty.
- FORM: Age 70 and older
- FORM: Permanent mental or physical disability*
- Not a resident of Fulton County at the time of service: Requires Documentation
- Not a United States citizen: Requires Documentation
- FORM: Convicted felon whose rights have not been restored
- FORM: Caregiver for Children under 6 years old
- FORM: Sole caregiver for someone over 6 years old
- FORM: Home School Teacher
- FORM: Full-time student (12 credit hours or more)
If you feel that you have a reason, other than the approved exemptions, that you cannot make your jury duty, please leave us a voicemail at (404) 613-7430, Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM.
You may also email us at email@example.com for further assistance. We may be able to grant you a one-time deferral to a different date.
That is not allowed. Georgia law is very strict about maintaining the randomness of jury selection and juror selection. We are unable to convert your service to another type, in person or virtual. Additionally, virtual jury selection is only via Zoom the first day. If you are chosen to sit on the trial, you will report to the courthouse as ordered by the Judge.