If you have received a letter entitled “Notice of Delinquency,” you must contact our Legal Department.

  • Legal Department: 1-877-9-NO-SHOW (1-877-966-7469), Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Who receives a Notice of Delinquency?

All people who fail to appear when summoned are sent a Failure to Appear Notice about a week after their scheduled service date has passed. Those who do not respond to the Failure to Appear Notice will receive a Notice of Delinquency.

  1. Jurors who do not respond to the summons,
  2. Jurors who respond but then fail to appear; and
  3. Jurors who appear but fail to complete their jury service.
  • Notices of Delinquency are distributed on a periodic basis, depending on the judicial district (counties) in which the OJC is prosecuting cases at the time.

How do you resolve your delinquency? 

  • Follow the instructions on your Notice of Delinquency, and either perform jury duty at your assigned courthouse or provide the Office of Jury Commissioner with proof of a legitimate disqualification.
  • Approximately 50% of jurors to whom the OJC sends Notices of Delinquency have their delinquencies resolved at this stage.


Office of Jury Commissioner for the Commonwealth
560 Harrison Avenue - Suite 600, Boston, Massachusetts 02118-2447
1-800-THE-JURY (1-800-843-5879)

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