March 25, 2023
Request to be excused

You may request to be excused if you are unable to serve as a juror because:

  • You are under conservatorship.
  • You are 70 years of age or older and have a medical condition. We excuse ONLY for the medical condition, not for age. There is NO age exemption in CA. This is not a permanent excusal. Please e-mail with your age AND medical condition if you wish to be excused.
  • You are responsible for the full time care of a person who is unable to care for themselves because of a physical or mental illness. You must provide a current dated doctor's letter stating the relationship of the juror to the patient (spouse, parent, or child) and state that the juror should be excused from jury duty because they are the patient's primary caregiver.
  • You are requesting a permanent exemption under rule 2.1009.
    • An applicant must submit to the jury commissioner a written request for permanent medical excuse with a supporting letter, memo, or note from a treating health care provider. The supporting letter, memo, or note must be on the treating health care provider's letterhead, state that the person has a permanent disability that makes the person incapable of performing jury service, and be signed by the provider.
Email Us: JuryMaster@sanmateocourt.orgEmail Us:

Please e-mail us a copy of your medical letter and ensure the Badge Number listed on your summons is on your letter or in your e-mail.

For Mail Correspondence
Jury Division
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063For Mail Correspondence: Jury Division, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063

If you prefer you may mail us a copy of your medical and ensure the Badge Number listed on your summons is on your letter.

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