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Request a medical disqualification from jury duty

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from serving on a jury, learn how to request a medical disqualification.

Office of Jury Commissioner

Phone

Juror helpline (toll-free in Massachusetts) (800) 843-5879

Monday-Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm

Delinquent jurors (877) 966-7469
From outside Massachusetts (617) 338-6409

The Details

What you need

You may be disqualified from jury duty if you have a mental or physical disability that keeps you from serving. You'll need to get a note from a registered physician or Christian Science Practitioner stating the doctor's opinion that you can't serve. The letter should include:

  • The practitioner’s letterhead, name, address, and title or degree
  • An explanation of the nature of your condition
  • The practitioner’s opinion that the condition prevents you from serving jury duty
  • The practitioner’s signature 
  • The Badge Number on your summons

If you have a permanent medical disability, your letter should also state that your condition is permanent, and that you'll never be able to serve jury duty.

Your practitioner should review the information for medical disqualification before deciding whether you're capable of performing jury service.

Once you have your letter, you can submit it in 1 of 2 ways.

How to submit

Mail your letter to:

Office of Jury Commissioner
560 Harrison Ave., Suite 600
Boston, MA 02118

Fax your letter to (617) 422-5869. 

Contact

Address

560 Harrison Ave., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02118

Phone

Juror helpline (toll-free in Massachusetts) (800) 843-5879

Monday-Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm

Delinquent jurors (877) 966-7469
From outside Massachusetts (617) 338-6409

Fax

(617) 422-5869

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