Trial Jury Forms
AGE: Persons seventy (70) years of age or older shall be permanently excused upon request and presentation of a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit.
CONVICTED FELON: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you have not had your voting rights restored. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID.
DEFERRAL: No one is exempt and/or deferred from jury service because of her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status. In order to be deferred, you must fill out a Trial Jury Service Affidavit and submit it to the Jury Clerk at your earliest convenience.
FULL-TIME STUDENT: Full-time students currently enrolled at a college, university, vocational school or other post-secondary school and taking classes or exams on the day of your scheduled service may be excused or deferred. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of student status (Current Enrollment Verification Form, Class Schedule, or Letter from Registrar).
MEDICAL: Provide a doctor’s excuse that is specific to your inability to do jury duty, it can be temporary or permanent condition as indicated by your doctor, no affidavit is required.
MILITARY: Active service members on ordered military duty or spouses of such service members may be excused or deferred. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of active military status (Military Orders, Military ID, Letter from Commanding Officer).
NON-CITIZEN: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you are not a United States citizen. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit, a copy of your ID, and a copy of your Permanent Resident Card.
NON-RESIDENT: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you do not live in Rockdale County. Provide completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of residence change (driver’s license, utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage documents, etc.).
PRIMARY CAREGIVER: Persons who are the primary caregiver of a child six (6) years of age or younger. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit.
PRIMARY CARETAKER: Persons who are the primary caretaker for an individual over the age of six who has a medical condition and/or cognitive limitations, and is in need of constant care, may be excused. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach a letter from the person’s doctor stating that they need you as a caretaker for their condition.
TEACHER IN A HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM: Persons who are the primary teacher in a home school program, as defined by O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c). Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach your current Declaration of Intent.
All Affidavits must be notarized OR signed in the presence of a Deputy Clerk in our Superior Civil office, room 200. You may submit your jury service affidavit and any required documentation in several ways:
In person or by mail:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: (770) 278-8953
Deferrals requested in the week prior to service will only be granted for emergencies.