Exemption or Deferral from Jury Duty
Generally, Indiana statutes don’t provide for any exemptions from jury service. There are two exceptions. The first permits individuals who are 75 years of age or over to claim an exemption under IC 33-28-5-18(d). The second is a narrow exception for individuals who serve on active military duty in the armed forces or Indiana National Guard under IC 10-16-16-1.
If you have a conflict with the date when you have been summoned, you may request a deferral. Visit http://www.sjcjury.com. You will need to enter your juror ID number and your electronic signature. Both of these items appear on your Summons.
If you have any questions about exemptions or deferrals, contact Jury Administration at (574) 235-9506.
In order to be eligible for jury duty, you must be:
Any other reason for which you would like to be excused from jury duty will be addressed by the judge the day you appear for jury selection. Only the judge is able to release you from jury duty, if you are not otherwise disqualified or if you cannot claim an exemption.