It is the obligation of all qualified citizens to serve as jurors when summoned as often as every two years.
In Mecklenburg County, those who have a first-time
request to defer their service, within six months
of their current service date, may submit the request via the website at jury.mecklenburgcountync.gov
(preferred) or through the automated system at 704-686-0195 up until 2 business days
before their service date.
All subsequent requests to be deferred must be submitted IN WRITING
via the website (preferred) or fax to 1-866-228-9046
or mail to: Jury Management, 832 E. Fourth Street, Room 5450, Charlotte, NC 28202 and received by the Jury Coordinator(s) at least 5 business days before their service date
to allow time for their request to be processed.
Please include all documentation supporting your request.
Jurors should record their juror number and the website address or phone number for further inquiries.
To determine if the request for deferral has been granted, jurors should visit the website at jury.mecklenburgcountync.gov
or call 704-686-0195 and follow the instructions. Confirmation will also be sent through email and/or mail.
Note: Full-time students are not exempt from service. If you are a full-time student and a deferral is desired, please choose a date to which you will be available for service within six months of your current summons date. Students attending an out-of-state educational institution may request to be excused with supporting enrollment documentation.