Summonsed jurors who are experiencing symptoms of sickness
Amid the COVID-19 threat, the Courts of the 8th Circuit are advising citizens summonsed for jury duty who are ill to request excusal or postponement from the Clerk of the Court. Those postponed will be recalled for jury duty within the next 90 days.
All requests for excusal or postponement must be submitted in writing for the Court’s review ten working days prior to your service date. The Court will notify you of its decision by mail. We ask that you submit your request for consideration as soon as possible. Requests can be mailed, faxed to (352) 264-7088 or submitted over the web. Most requests are reviewed within the week. If you have not received a postcard notifying you as to the status of your request, please call the Jury Information Line at (352) 337-6238. You may also visit http://www.unionclerk.com/htmlpages/jurydivision.html for more information.
Calling Before Report Date
You may complete the Juror Excusal and Postponement form that is included in your Jury Summons packet if you qualify for the exemptions or disqualifications listed. If you need additional information, or have an emergency situation that will prevent you from serving, please contact our office – (386) 496-3711.
The Court may cancel your jury service prior to the time you were ordered to report. Please call (386) 496-3711 after 5:00 PM on the Friday before your service date for a recorded message containing information about your jury service and whether or not we are calling off any jurors.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact (386) 496-3711 within two working days of your receipt of your summons to request an accommodation or assistance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 1 (800) 955-8771.
Jurors summonsed to serve in Union County can park in the parking lot behind the Union County Courthouse.
The Court will never ask prospective jurors for information such as social security numbers and bank account information. Do not provide this information, either by phone or e-mail, and do not open any attachments to an email from someone claiming to represent the Court system. In the event you receive an e-mail or phone call that you feel may not be legitimate, please contact the Court Administrator’s office at 352-374-3638.