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Juror cancellations, OJC temporary closure, and delinquencies

The Office of Jury Commissioner (OJC) is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The OJC is not open to visitors at this time, and our staff is working remotely.

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Overview

Our office is working remotely to ensure that the core functions of the OJC are performed. Please visit our website at www.MAjury.gov for additional information regarding your juror service.

There are only 14 courthouses statewide that may be receiving trial jurors before February 1, 2021. These are the 14 courthouses:

Barnstable Superior Court
Pittsfield Superior Court
Fall River Justice Center
Ruane Judicial Center (Salem)
Lawrence Superior Court
Franklin County Justice Center
Roderick Ireland Justice Center (Springfield)
Hampshire County Courthouse (Northampton)
Middlesex Superior Court (Woburn)
Lowell Regional Justice Center
Norfolk County Courthouse
Plymouth Trial Court
Brooke Courthouse (Boston)
Worcester Trial Court

If you are a trial juror who is scheduled to appear for service at a courthouse that is not on this list, your service is cancelled.

If you are a trial juror who is scheduled to appear for service at a court on this list on or after November 16, 2020, or a grand juror who is scheduled to appear in December 2020 or January 2021, you are on Standby Status unless you have received a cancellation notice from the OJC, in which case your service is cancelled. If you are scheduled to appear prior to November 15, 2020, your service is cancelled.

If you have not received a Cancellation Notice, you will receive a Reminder Notice in the mail about 10 days before your service date with a phone number to call for specific information about your juror service.

If you are scheduled to appear for service within the next week and have not received a Cancellation Notice or a Reminder Notice, please contact the OJC by email at jurorhelp@jud.state.ma.us. We will return your message promptly, generally within 1-2 business days or less. We apologize for any inconvenience

Special instructions for persons in delinquency status

Cancellation of your service does not resolve your delinquency status. If your service is cancelled, you must contact the OJC to reschedule your jury duty.

At this time, all hearings for failure to perform jury duty have been postponed. We will notify you when your hearing is rescheduled.

Courts are open for limited in-person business, including arraignments and warrant removals.

  • If you are scheduled for an arraignment, you should report to the court as scheduled. In some cases, the court may continue your arraignment and notify you of the new date.
     
  • If you have an outstanding warrant, contact the court directly for instructions regarding warrant removal.

Contact

Phone

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

Monday-Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

Fax

(617) 422-5869

Address

Street Address
560 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Mailing Address
560 Harrison Ave., Suite 600
Boston, MA 02118
Last updated: October 22, 2020
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