Check out the accordion below for some common questions that arise during the jury duty process
As a United States citizen, you are required by law to appear on the date listed on your summons. Individuals summoned for jury duty should appear at the time and day listed on your summons. Please bring your state issued photo ID with you.
Jury duty usually lasts one week. If your services are not needed on a particular day during the week you are summoned, you will be excused and told when to return. The court staff recognizes the value of your time and will work to expedite your release whenever possible.
Jurors receive an expense allowance of $25.00 per day of service. The court will issue a credit/debit card for your service.
Jurors are picked randomly from a computer generated list of eligible citizens compiled from the Voters Registrar’s Office, the Department of Driver Services and other lists provided and certified by the State of Georgia.
Yes but can only be used while in the jury assembly area. All electronic devices must be turned off while in the courtroom.
Persons aged 70 or above may sign an affidavit asking that their name be removed from the jury list. However, we do appreciate all of your life experiences as a seasoned juror. All jurors are encouraged to come at least once to see the process.
Request may be submitted for the following reasons. You must complete and have notarized the Affidavit for Exemption which is located on the back side of your summons. Documentation must also be provided.
(1) You have a vacation planned for the week you are summoned
(2) Your employer has you scheduled for training
(3) You have a doctor’s appointment
(4) You have surgery scheduled
(5) You have a prior commitment for the week for which you are summoned.
A one-time deferral can be given under these circumstances, in order for you to make some arrangements, although documentation is required. Our office will attempt to schedule a more convenient date for you to the best of our ability. However, none of the above situations are grounds for jury exemption under Georgia Law. Requests may be submitted by completing the Affidavit for Exemption located on the back side of your summons.
Georgia Law allows exemptions for the following reasons. You must complete and have notarized the Affidavit for Exemption which is located on the back side of your summons. Documentation must also be provided with the affidavit.
(1) Any person who is 70 years of age or older and has requested a permanent exemption (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1.1(b))
(2) Any person who is not a resident of the county for which they have been summoned (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1.1(a)(1))
(3) Any person who is a full-time student, with proof of current enrollment (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1(a)(2))
(4) Any person who is a military service member or spouse of a service member with proof of active military status (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1.1(c)(2))
(5) Any person who is the primary teacher in a home study program with a copy of their Declaration of Intent to Utilize a Home School Study Program (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1(a)(4))
(6) Any person who is the primary caregiver of a child age six or younger (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1.1(a)(1))
(7) Any person who is the primary unpaid caregiver for a person over six with such physical or cognitive limitations and unable to care for themselves (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1.1(a)(5))
(8) Any person who has an affidavit from their doctor that states the person is permanently mentally or physically disabled (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1.1(a)(1))
(9) Any person who is not a U.S. Citizen (O.C.G.A. §15-12-4-(b))
(10) Any person who is a convicted felon and who has not had their civil rights restored. (O.C.G.A. §15-12-1.1(a)(1))