Excuse from Service
If an individual summoned for Jury Service wishes to be temporarily or permanently excused from service, the individual summoned must write a letter to the Court explaining the reasons for such a request. Additional materials which are relevant to the request may be attached to this letter. The letter must be mailed to the District Court such that it would arrive before the appearance date issued in the summons. The letter and associated materials will be reviewed by the Court who will decide on the matter. The individual will be notified by mail or phone of the decision.
Individuals who appear in Court solely for the purpose of being excused are not paid the mileage and attendance fees normally associated with Jury Service.
The District Court will make every effort to accommodate vacations, medical appointments, or other pressing situations as best as circumstances allow. However, mailing a request for excuse from service within the proper time frame does not guarantee that an excuse will be granted. In the same manner, appearing before the presiding Judge to request an excuse does not guarantee that such will be granted. Reasons for excuse from Jury Service must be compelling and legitimate. Unless an individual has received notification from the Court granting an excuse from Jury Service, all individuals summoned must report for service on the date notified by the Clerk.
Failure to comply with the summons for jury service is considered a Contempt of Court and is punishable by applicable laws.
Phone Numbers for Jury service information are:
|Division||Local Numbers||Long Distance|
|Covington||859-392-7925||Call Collect - Daytime|
|Covington||859-392-7928||Call Collect - Evening|