Failure to Appear Notice

  • If you have received a postcard stating that you failed to appear to perform your juror service as scheduled, call 1-800-THE-JURY (1-800-843-5879), Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., and speak with one of our schedulers.

Notice of Delinquency
and
Notice of Application for Criminal Complaint

  • If you have received a letter entitled “Notice of Delinquency” or “Notice of Application for Criminal Complaint,” you must contact our Legal Department at 1-877-9-NO-SHOW (1-877-966-7469). Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Arraignment Notice (“Summons for Defendant”)

  • If you have received an arraignment notice from the court entitled “Summons for Defendant,” you must appear at the district court to explain to the court why you have not performed your jury service.
  • The arraignment notice is sent by the court, not the Office of Jury Commissioner, to delinquent jurors who failed to appear at their Show Cause Hearing on the Application of Criminal Complaint. 
  • If you have received an arraignment notice, you must resolve the matter with the court, not the Office of Jury Commissioner.

Warrant for Arrest

  • If you failed to appear at the district court at the date, time, and location provided on the Summons for Arraignment that the court sent to you, the court may have entered a default against you and issued a warrant for your arrest.
  • The warrant is issued by the court, not the Office of Jury Commissioner, against delinquent jurors who failed to appear at their arraignments.
  • If a warrant has been issued for your arrest, you must IMMEDIATELY contact the court, not the Office of Jury Commissioner, to resolve the matter.


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