A prospective juror may be excused from jury service if that person:
- Is not a U.S. Citizen (must send in copy of Green Card/Resident Alien Card/work visa).
- Is not a resident of Guilford County (must send in proof of permanent residence e.g. copy of voter registration card, copy of driver's license, copy of signed license plate receipt, or some other official documentation).
- Is currently on Active Military Duty (must send in valid military orders).
- Is incarcerated, on probation, on parole, or post-release supervision for a felony conviction.
- Cannot understand English (must send in affidavit).
- Is under the age of 18 (must send in copy of birth certificate or driver's license).
- Is 72 years of age or older (must send in copy of birth certificate or driver's license. NOTE: Unless you include a letter requesting removal from jury service on a permanent basis, you will receive a temporary excusal and may be called to serve in the future).
- Has served as a juror within the last 2 years (must send in date of last jury service and indicate whether it was in High Point or Greensboro).
- Has a medical, mental or physical disability (must send in documentation of disability, and explanation of why it prevents you from serving, and a letter from a licensed physician explaining your disability and how it affects your ability to serve. NOTE: A simple note from your doctor stating that you are unable to serve is not adequate).
Please call (336) 641-6680 BEFORE you are scheduled to appear for jury service and enter your Juror Number to determine whether your request for an excusal has been granted.
Please also note that if you are not covered by one of these valid reasons for excusal, you may still ask to have your jury service deferred to a later date. Please see the "Deferred from Jury Service" portion of this website.