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Respond to a Failure to Appear Notice

If you've received a Failure to Appear Notice postcard in the mail, find out how to respond to resolve your jury duty delinquency.

Office of Jury Commissioner

The Details of Respond to a Failure to Appear Notice

What you need for Respond to a Failure to Appear Notice

The Office of JuryCommissioner (OJC) sends a Failure to Appear Notice by mail to anyone summoned for jury duty who doesn't appear at the courthouse on the day they're scheduled to serve. You'll need to explain why you didn't appear and either reschedule your service or provide evidence for why you should be disqualified, such as a doctor's letter.

There are 2 ways you can respond to this notice. 

How to respond Respond to a Failure to Appear Notice

Call and speak with one of the schedulers to resolve your notice by phone.  

  • In Massachusetts — (800) 843-5879
  • Outside of Massachusetts — (617) 338-6409

To resolve your notice by mail, fill out the postcard attached to your Failure to Appear Notice and send it to the address listed. 

More info about Respond to a Failure to Appear Notice

Once you serve jury duty or provide proof of disqualification, your Failure to Appear Notice is resolved. 

Downloads for Respond to a Failure to Appear Notice

Contact for Respond to a Failure to Appear Notice

Address
Street Address
560 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118
Mailing Address
560 Harrison Ave., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02118
Fax
(617) 422-5869

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