How do I get out of Jury Duty?

Juror Exemptions:

Jurors who:

  • are not citizens of the United States (citizenship documentation required)
  • have not resided in Rutherford County for at least 12 consecutive months (proof of residency required)
  • are under the age of 18 (contact the Jury Coordinator)
  • have been convicted or pled guilty to any felony offense, perjury or subornation of perjury (written notice)

Juror Hardships:
Some jurors may be temporarily excused if the juror:

  • can prove a medical condition or disability (medical excuse required)
  • has served on jury duty within the last two years (contact Jury Coordinator)
  • is self-employed (business license/tax information required)
  • is a caregiver (contact the Jury Coordinator)
  • is active U.S. Military (copy of Orders required)
  • extreme physical or financial hardship (medical excuse/tax information required)

Request to be Excused/Postponed
If any of the above hardship/exemptions apply to you, you must submit your request in writing along with the required documentation.  You may complete this request online at, email a written statement with documentation to [email protected], or mail a written statement and documentation to:

Jury Coordinator
116 W. Lytle St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Inconvenience or work hardships are not adequate reasons to be excused from jury duty; however, you may request to be postponed to a later date. You must provide documentation if you are requesting to be excused, failure to do so will result in a denial of your request.