Susan Frye, Clerk of Forsyth County Superior Court
21st District of North Carolina

Jury Service Change Request

Jury service is the solemn obligation of all qualified citizens. Excuses from the discharge of this responsibility may be granted only for reasons of compelling personal hardship. Persons qualified to serve must:

  • Reside in Forsyth County
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Hear and understand the English language
  • Have not served as a juror during the preceding 2 years
  • Be physically and mentally competent

Exemptions, Excuses and Postponements may be granted for the following reasons:

  • People 72 years of age or older
  • NOT a citizen of US/NC
  • NOT a Forsyth County resident
  • Students enrolled in a learning institution
  • Persons seeking to be excused for health/medical reasons
  • Convicted of a RECENT Felony or on Supervised Probation

Excuses will be granted ONLY for reasons of compelling personal hardship. Requests for excuses and postponements for jury duty must be made in writing with the provided proof and returned immediately to the Chief District Court Judge before your scheduled appearance date. You will receive a response by mail. Your excuse CANNOT be handled by phone.