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Request to postpone your jury service

If the date you've been summoned to jury service for is inconvenient, you can postpone your service to another date.

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 can postpone your date of service to any available business day within 12 months of your original service date for any reason. The Office of Jury Commissioner (OJC) strongly recommends that you pick a date no more than 11 months from your original date in case you need to postpone again before your deadline.

If you've been summoned for grand jury service, you have limited postponement options and will need to request to defer your service instead. 

There are 3 ways you can postpone your service. 

How to request

You can pick your new jury duty date online and get instant confirmation at the Massachusetts Juror Service website. The website includes an interactive calendar that will give you a choice of all available dates up to a year from your scheduled date. 

  • Available dates are white. 
  • Unavailable dates are gray with an "X." If the calendar doesn't display any available dates, this means that none of the dates in your service period are available, and you'll need to email or call the OJC for help.

If the date you want is available, you'll be automatically approved after submitting your response, although it may take up to 24 hours for the new date to appear on the website.  

  

To pick your new jury duty date by phone, call the OJC Call Center at (800) 843-5879. 

To pick your new jury duty date by mail, complete Section E of the Juror Confirmation Form that's attached to your summons and send it to the address provided. You'll receive a response by mail. 

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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