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Court Building and Jury Assembly Center

​Frequently Asked Questions

Is jury duty mandatory?

Yes. Failure to attend jury duty may subject you to penalties provided by law (A.R.S. 21-223​). 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.

Can I postpone my jury duty?

Yes, you can submit a request to postpone jury duty 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/jury and click the "Respond to Your Jury Summons" button.

To postpone your jury duty date by telephone, please call the Maricopa County Superior Court Jury Center at 602-506-5879phone icon.

What if I am ill?

Please contact the Phoenix Municipal Court Staff at 602-534-9931 and leave a message. A staff member will return your call as soon as possible. Or email the jury center at jury.duty@phoenix.gov

I have lost my summons, what do I do now?

Please contact the Phoenix Municipal Court staff at 602-534-9931 and press option 6. If staff are unavailable, please leave a message with your name, date of birth, and a good contact number. A staff member will return your call as quickly as possible.

Can I be excused from jury duty?

Some people may be excused, however, strict provisions apply. Example: a prospective juror who is at least seventy-five years of age may submit a written statement to the court requesting that the person be excused from service. Visit www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/jury for more information.

What about my employer?

State Law (A.R.S. 21-236) prohibits an employer from discharging, harassing, or discriminating against an employee for being absent to serve as a juror, provided the employee gives reasonable notice of their scheduled jury duty. Employers are not required to pay employees while on jury duty; however, many employers elect to provide compensation. You will receive documentation of your jury duty, as some employers require proof of service.

Do I get reimbursed?

You will receive a mileage reimbursement check, unless you use public transportation and choose to receive one bus pass instead. The rate for mileage reimbursement is set by law and the roundtrip distance is based on the mileage from the center of your zip code to the Court. If you are selected to serve on a jury, you will be paid $12 per day, which is set by law.

My address is not in Phoenix so why did I get a summons?

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 live in incorporated boundaries in Phoenix, you are eligible to serve as a juror at Phoenix Municipal Court.

If I no longer live in Phoenix, what should I do?

Go to www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/jury​ and click the "Respond to Your Jury Summons" button​. 

How often is jury duty?

You may be summonsed every 18 to 24 months depending on previous service status. If you receive a summons more than once within these time frames you should contact the Maricopa County Superior Court Office of the Jury Commissioner at 602-506-5879.​

What if I forget to go to jury duty?

Immediately contact the Phoenix Municipal Court Jury Assembly Center.
E-mail us at: jury.duty@phoenix.gov
Call us at: 602-534-9931phone icon, select option 6 or
Fax us at: 602-534-6822phone icon.

How was my name chosen for jury duty?

The Superior Court Jury Commissioner develops a list of potential jurors which is drawn from the County Voter Registration List and Motor Vehicle Division​ records. A computer then randomly selects jurors from all individuals with a Phoenix residential address.

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 Assembly Center.

Can I be excused if I am a nursing mother?

If you are a stay at home mother and are nursing you can be excused for 18 months. If you are a working, nursing mother you can be postponed to another date. The Phoenix Municipal Court offers a private lactation room for your convenience.

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