There are two steps that must be followed in order for a request for excusal from service to be considered.
STEP ONE: Complete the On-Line Response Pages (Respond link at the top of this page)
STEP TWO: Then, email, mail, fax, or hand deliver a written letter to Jury Administration citing the reason for the excusal request, along with the required supporting documents (see below).
Medical: Requires letter or note from your physician or health care provider. This statement does not need to include personal medical information, but simply the provider’s recommendation as to whether you should serve. The letter must include your Juror ID #, your full name, doctor’s full name and contact information, and signature.
Financial: Requires a letter from both you and your employer. Your employer’s letter must be on company letterhead, and it must state the pay policy while serving on a jury. Your attached letter must state the financial hardship that would be placed on you. You do not need to divulge financial information. You must include your Juror ID #, your full name, employer’s name and contact information, and your signature.
Self-Employed: Please provide documentation of your business, such as a copy of your business license (not just the license number), along with your letter stating the financial hardship that would be placed on you. You do not need to give financial information.
Student: Requires a copy of your class schedule or letter from the registrar’s office.
Please call (360) 754-4107 so we can reschedule during your winter, spring or summer break.
Military: Request needs to include notification of base assignment, copy of deployment order or commander’s letter designating that the service member is mission essential in accordance with 10 USC 982. Redact your Social Security Number and any other sensitive information.
Other: Written requests should include your Juror ID #, your full name, and your term of service. Please remember that Washington Law recognizes no exemptions based only on a person's profession.
MAIL DOCUMENTATION TO:
Jury Administration, Thurston County Superior Court
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building #2
Olympia, WA 98502
EMAIL DOCUMENTATION TO:
FAX DOCUMENTATION TO:
Requests must be received at least FOUR business days before your term of service begins. Whether your request for excusal is granted or denied, you will receive an advisory postcard.