Excusal or Postponement

If you qualify for an exemption or postponement submit your request online or contact our office. 

Optional Exemptions

Upon request, the following persons may be excused from jury service:

  • A person 70 years of age or older.
  • Expectant mother.
  • Full-time law enforcement officer/investigative officer.
  • Full-time student.
  • Medical reasons (requires doctor's statement).
  • A parent who is not employed full-time and has custody of a child under 6 years of age.
  • A person with a physical or mental incapacity who is permanently incapable of caring for one's self (requires doctor's statement).

Statutory Disqualifications

Pursuant to section 40.013, Florida Statutes, you may not serve on a jury if one of the following applies to you:

  • Convicted of a felony, unless civil rights restored.
  • Nonresident of Florida.
  • Nonresident of Pasco County.
  • Not a U.S. citizen.
  • Served as a juror in Pasco County within the last 12 months.
  • Under prosecution for any crime.


If you need to reschedule to a later date, submit your request online

Choose a Monday at least 30 days after your original summons date, but not to exceed six months. Only one postponement is allowed, therefore select a date that will be most convenient for you (requested date not guaranteed).