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Jury Duty FAQ

1. Can I postpone my Jury Duty?
2. Can I be excused from Jury Duty?
3. Can I complete my Juror Affidavit Questionnaire online instead of mailing it?
4. Is Jury Duty mandatory?
5. I am a full time student. Does that excuse me from Jury Duty?
6. My address is not in Scottsdale, why did I get a summons?
7. If I no longer live in Scottsdale, what should I do?
8. How often is Jury Duty?
9. What if I forget to go to Jury Duty?
10. What do I do if I forgot to send in my Juror Affidavit Questionnaire?
11. How did you get my name for Jury Duty?
12. Do you provide childcare?
13. Can I bring someone with me to keep me company during Jury Duty?
14. What if I need a special accommodation?
15. How can my family reach me in an emergency?
16. What if I have more questions?

 

1. Can I postpone my jury duty?


Yes, however you can only postpone jury duty one time for up to 90 days. 

Request a one time postponement online.

To postpone your jury duty date by telephone please call the Scottsdale City Court Juror message line at 480-312-3088. Please leave your full name and Juror ID number.

2. Can I be excused from jury duty?


Yes, however strict provisions apply. Just complete the Juror Affidavit Questionnaire and send it to the Maricopa County Superior Court, Jury Commissioner in the provided envelope. You will receive notice in the mail regarding your request. If you do not have the envelope, mail the Questionnaire to:
Maricopa County Superior Court
Office of the Jury Commissioner
111 S. Third Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Note that jurors may not request an excuse online or over the phone.

3. Can I complete my Juror Affidavit Questionnaire on-line instead of mailing it?


Yes, you may do so using the Maricopa County eJuror system You will not be able to request an excusal, disqualification or additional postponements on-line.

4. Is jury duty mandatory?


Failure to attend jury duty may subject you to penalties provided by law (A.R.S. 21-334). All Scottsdale residents are obligated by state law to serve as a juror unless they are not a United States citizen; are under 18 years of age; Have been convicted of a felony and their civil rights have not been restored.

5. I am a full time student. Does that excuse me from Jury Duty?


No, college student are not exempt from Jury Duty. If you require a postponement, please contact the court.

6. My address is not in Scottsdale, why did I get a summons?


Some addresses are physically within the City of Scottsdale boundaries but because of overlapping Zip Codes show a different city address such as Paradise Valley or Phoenix. Additionally, if you are eligible to vote in City of Scottsdale elections, pay for City of Scottsdale services (i.e. water, trash pick-up, etc) you are eligible to serve as a juror at the Scottsdale City Court.

7. If I no longer live in Scottsdale, what should I do?


If you are no longer a resident of Scottsdale or just have a change of address, please update your information with the court.
 

8. How often is jury duty?


If you are selected to serve on a jury trial, you will not be summoned to serve again for 24 months. If you are not selected to serve on a jury trial, you will not be summoned to serve again for 18 months, with the exception of Federal Court. Only jurors that serve on a trial are exempt for two years from Federal Court. If you receive a summons within these timeframes you should send in the Juror Affidavit Questionnaire indicating the date of your previous appearance.

9. What if I forget to go to jury duty?


Immediately contact the Maricopa County Superior Court, Office of the Jury Commissioner at (602) 372-5879, press “0”.

10. What do I do if I forgot to send in my Juror Affidavit Questionnaire?


Please bring the questionnaire with you when you report for jury duty.

11. How did you get my name for jury duty?


The Superior Court Jury Commissioner develops a list of potential jurors which is drawn from the County Voter Registration List and Department of Transportation records. A computer then randomly selects jurors from all individuals with a Scottsdale residence.

12. Do you provide child care?


No. It is your responsibility to arrange for child care before you report for jury duty.

13. Can I bring someone with me to keep me company during jury duty?


No, only jurors are allowed into the Jury Assembly Room.

14. What if I need a special accommodation?


We will make every attempt to accommodate your needs. Please contact the Scottsdale City Court at least 2 business days before your scheduled jury service.

15. How can my family reach me in an emergency?


Have them call the Scottsdale City Court at 480-312-2442 and follow the prompts. As the Court receives a large volume of calls, a fax or email to the Court may receive a quicker response.

16. What if I have more questions?


A. E-mail us at courts@scottsdaleaz.gov.
B. Call and leave a message at 480-312-3088. A court representative will return your call during normal business hours.
C. Fax us at 480-312-2764

Maricopa County Superior Court, Office of the Jury Commissioner contact information:
111 S. Third Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 506-5879, press “0”
http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/juryservices/

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