Excused from Jury Service
 
A prospective juror may be excused from jury service if that person:
  • Is 72 years of age or older. Follow the directions on your summons that tells how to request such an excuse in writing.
  • Has a medical, mental or physical disability. Doctor's verification must be signed, on letterhead or a prescription pad that details why this person cannot serve and the length or duration of the illness or problem.
Requests to be excused from jury service should be clearly explained, and medical records or a doctor's statement may be attached when appropriate. The request should be in writing and received by the Court at least a week prior to the date of scheduled service. A District Court Judge will review and rule on the petition and the results of the judge's consideration will be mailed to the person making the request. Emergency requests may be made to the trial judge shortly after reporting for jury service.

To request a deferment or excuse you may telephone the Jury Clerk at (910) 814-4570 or you may address your application to:

Harnett County Clerk of Superior Court
301 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Suite 100
Lillington, NC 27546

You will be notified of the Judge's decision. However, if you have not been notified, you are responsible for contacting the Clerk's office to obtain the decision.