What if I need to be excused for medical reasons?

In order to be excused for a medical reason or disability, you must return your completed juror qualification form and provide a written signed statement from your health care provider explaining that you are not able to satisfactorily perform jury duty and indicate the excusal length (temporary/permanent). The note can be written on a prescription pad or letterhead and it should contain your name, date of birth, and juror identification number or your jury service date.

We also have a Medical Excusal Form, for your doctor to complete, available in the downloads section of our website. Your doctor may email, fax or mail the excusal directly to the Jury Commissioner’s Office. An excusal will only be considered if you have returned both your completed juror qualification form and the required doctor’s letter before your report date. See Question 18/Code G on your juror qualification form. Complete the

Qualification Form.

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1. What is your inclement weather policy?
2. How was I chosen for jury duty?
3. How long is my jury term?
4. Will jury service place my job or pay in jeopardy?
5. What happens if I don’t report to jury duty or I fail to respond to the court’s questionnaire?
6. What happens when I call the recording for final reporting instructions?
7. What is the dress code for jury duty?
8. Where do I park?
9. Where do I report?
10. Can I bring my cell phone/electronic device into the courthouse?
11. What can I bring with me?
12. Can I be excused for a work or financial hardship?
13. What if I need to postpone/reschedule my date for jury duty?
14. What if I need to be excused for medical reasons?
15. What if I require an accommodation in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act?
16. What if I am not a United States citizen?
17. What if I am no longer a resident of Harford County?
18. What if I am Active Duty Military, etc.?
19. What if I am a full-time student?
20. What if I have charges pending?
21. What if I have been convicted of a crime?
22. What if I received a summons, but I recently served jury duty?
23. What if the person who received the jury summons is deceased?
24. What if I am a nursing mother?
25. What is the difference between a Trial (Petit) Jury and a Grand Jury?
26. What if I still have questions?