What happens if I miss my jury service?
Up to and including the date you were scheduled to serve, you can log onto the Massachusetts Juror Service Website and select a new date to serve. If the date you were scheduled to serve has passed, you must call the Office of Jury Commissioner at 1-800-THE-JURY (1-800-843-5879) to reschedule your service or request a disqualification.

What if I don’t perform my jury service?
Failure to complete your jury service is a crime punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 (Mass. Gen. Laws 234A, § 42). Under the Delinquent Juror Prosecution Program, the Office of Jury Commissioner pursues all trial jurors who fail to complete their jury service. If you have missed your jury service, you should contact the OJC’s Legal Department at 1-877-9NO-SHOW (1-877-966-7469) to either reschedule your service or provide documentation for a disqualification.

I received a Failure to Appear Notice, Delinquency Notice, or a Notice of Hearing on an Application for Criminal Complaint. What does this mean?
It means that at some time in the past, you were summoned for jury duty and failed to appear or disqualify yourself, or you appeared but failed to complete your jury service. You should contact the OJC’s Legal Department at 1-877-9NO-SHOW (1-877-966-7469) to either reschedule your service or provide documentation for a disqualification.

I received a notice that I had failed to respond to a summons that was mailed to my old address. What do I do?
Contact the Office of Jury Commissioner at 1-877-9NO-SHOW (1-877-966-7469). If you are living in the same county, you may still be required to serve. If you are living outside the county, you must provide documentation to be disqualified. You should also contact the city or town clerk’s office at your prior address and make sure they remove you from their resident lists. As long as you remain on a town’s resident list, you may continue to receive summonses at your old address.

I found out there’s a warrant for my arrest for failure to perform jury service. What do I do?
You should give this matter your immediate attention. An outstanding warrant means that you may be subject to arrest at any time. Once a warrant has issued, you must resolve the matter with the court that issued the warrant. You should contact the court that issued the warrant for instructions on how to resolve the matter. Next, contact the Office of Jury Commissioner Legal Department at 1-877-9NO-SHOW (1-877-966-7469) to reschedule your service or provide documentation to be disqualified. Once you have the necessary documentation, you must go to the clerk’s office in the court that issued to warrant and seek to have it dismissed.