Corona Virus Information

Jury Services

Postponement & Excusal

The Third Circuit Court Has Gone to Great Lengths to Protect Health and Safety

By the order of the Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan, those who received a jury summons are ordered to appear for jury service at the place, date, and time listed on that summons.  Postponements and Excusals are available under specific circumstances.

Health Screening Postponement
Your jury service will be postponed if any of the following situations applies to you:

  1. If you have:
    • A fever greater than 100.4 degrees
    • A cough or worsening cough, or
    • Shortness of breath
  2. If you are experiencing
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat, or
    • New loss of taste or smell
  3. If you have:
    • Had close contact in the last 14 days with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 and you HAVE NOT been fully vaccinated within the past 3 months or had and recovered from COVID-19 within the past 3 months?
    • Traveled internationally in the last 10 days, or
    • Traveled domestically in the last 10 days and HAVE NOT been fully vaccinated within the past 3 months
    • Received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis
  4. If you are awaiting results from COVID-19 testing

If any of the above situations apply to you, do not report for jury service.  Please call (313) 224-2507 or send an email to juryservices@3rdcc.org.  When you call, you will be asked to leave a message with your name, juror ID#, and telephone number.

In light of the pandemic, you may request a postponement of jury service if you:

  • are a vulnerable individual such as person 65 years or older or have an underlying medical/health condition including pregnancy;
  • are a caregiver for a vulnerable individual in your household;
  • have child care complications due to closure of schools or daycare centers; or,
  • rely solely on public transportation. 

To request a postponement, call (313) 224-2507 and leave a message with your juror ID# and contact information to request a rescheduled date or send an email to juryservices@3rdcc.org.

Excusals
If you are age 70 or older, or if you have a medical or other condition that prevents you from serving on a jury, you may request to be excused. If you are excused, your jury service is canceled and you will not have to appear in this jury term. Please note that you may be required to provide documentation from a physician.  To request an excusal, call (313) 224-2507 or send an email to juryservices@3rdcc.org.


One Time Postponement 
If you are not available on the date scheduled you may request ONE POSTPONEMENT. A postponement may be requested using one of the following methods:
Mail
Phone\Fax
Email
Jury Services Department
C/O Postponements
301 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Two Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-3452
Jury Services Department
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
(313) 224-2507
(313) 237-9203 (Fax)