Jury Duty FAQs
Can I postpone my jury duty?
Yes, however you can only postpone jury duty one time for either 60 or 90 days. If you choose to postpone your jury duty, a new group number will be assigned to you. Please make a note of the new group number for future reference.
To postpone your jury duty date on-line, go to www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/
To postpone your jury duty date by telephone please call:
Phoenix Municipal Court Jury Center at 602 534-9931, select option 3
Maricopa County Superior Court Jury Center at 602 372-5879
Can I be excused from jury duty?
Yes, however strict provisions apply. Just complete the Juror Affidavit Questionnaire and send it to the Jury Commissioner in the provided envelope. You will receive notice in the mail regarding your request.
Can I complete my Juror Affidavit Questionnaire on-line instead of mailing it?
Yes, just go to www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/juryservices and select Online Juror System. You will not be able to request an excuse, disqualification or additional postponements on-line.
Is jury duty mandatory?
Failure to attend jury duty may subject you to penalties provided by law (A.R.S. 21-334). All Phoenix 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.
My address is not in Phoenix so why did I get a summons?
Some addresses are physically within the City of Phoenix boundaries, but because of overlapping Zip Codes show a different city address such as Scottsdale or Tolleson. Additionally, if you are eligible to vote in City of Phoenix elections, pay for City of Phoenix services (i.e. water, trash pick-up, etc) and/or live in areas that share a boundary with Phoenix (i.e. Glendale, Cave Creek, New River, Anthem Desert Hills, Laveen and some unincorporated areas of Maricopa County) you are eligible to serve as a juror at Phoenix Municipal Court.
If I no longer live in Phoenix, what should I do?
Send in your Juror Affidavit Questionnaire indicating your new address in the change of information box.
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 time frames you should send in the Juror Affidavit Questionnaire indicating the date of your previous appearance.
What if I forget to go to jury duty?
Immediately contact the Phoenix Municipal Court Jury Center.
E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at: 602-534-9931, select option 6
Fax us at: 602-534-6822
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.
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 Phoenix residence.
Do you provide child care?
No. It is your responsibility to arrange for child care before you report for jury duty.
Can I bring someone with me to keep me company during jury duty?
No, only jurors are allowed into the Jury Center.
What if I need a special accommodation?
We will make every attempt to accommodate your needs. Just call us at 602-534-9931, select option 6, at least 3 business days in advance of your scheduled jury duty.
How can my family reach me in an emergency?
Have them call the Jury Center at 602-534-9931, select option 6, and we will promptly relay the emergency message.
What if I have more questions?
A. Call us at: 602-534-9931. This is a 24/7 automated service that can answer most questions. Select option 6 to speak with one of us during business hours, or you can leave a message and we’ll promptly return your call.
B. Fax us at: 602-534-6822
C. E-mail us at: email@example.com.
What does the Superior Court have to do with my jury duty at Phoenix Municipal Court?
The Jury Commissioner works for Superior Court and is responsible for managing the entire Juror Pool for Maricopa County . Phoenix Municipal Court has an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Superior Court to manage juror selection and notification to reduce redundancies and expenditures.