Disqualification from Jury Service
Qualifications for Jury Service
You must meet these minimum qualifications to perform jury service:
- United States citizen
- 18 years or older
- Mendocino County resident
- Read and understand English
- Not convicted of a felony, or if convicted, no longer on parole, post release community supervision, felony probation or mandated supervision
- Not convicted of a malfeasance in office, or have been convicted of a malfeasance in office and civil rights have been restored.
- Not required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code based on a felony conviction.
- Not currently serving as a grand juror or trial juror anywhere in California
- Not the subject of a conservatorship
If you do not meet one or more of these qualifications, you are not legally allowed to perform jury service.
If you are not qualified to serve, tell us as soon as possible, but at least five (5) days before your service date.
How to Request to be Disqualified from Jury service
Use our online Juror Response System to request to be disqualified from jury service. Use your Juror ID Number, found in the upper right corner of your summons, and your date of birth to access the system. Select the option on the left to Request to be Disqualified from Jury Service.
You may also request to be disqualified by mail. Complete the Disqualification section on your summons, and return it to the address printed in the upper left corner of your summons. Include any requested information or documents.