The Chatham County Judges and Jury Services Division highly value and appreciate our jurors' safety and well-being! Especially in light of the current pandemic, we would like to thank you in advance for your jury service. Jury service is a vital and essential part of our criminal justice system. Cleaning and sanitizing in addition to other precautions have been put in place to safeguard your health and safety when you are required to serve as a juror. See our plan for your safety at "Juror Safety While Serving".
Those who have received a summons postcard or second notice summons for the weeks starting Jan. 11th, Jan. 19th, Jan. 25th, or Feb. 1st 2021, your jury service for those weeks has been canceled due to the extension of Georgia’s emergency judicial order (see below). No jury trials will be held during those weeks, meaning your jury service is over until you are randomly selected and receive a new summons for a week in February 2021 or later.
If you have received a summons for a week starting in February 8, 2021 or later, please follow the eJuror link below to fill out your jury questionnaire, request a deferral, or print your personalized excusal or exemption form or affidavit to complete. The video available below will help you navigate this new system.
Thank you for your service!
Below are listed reasons to be disqualified, excused, or deferred from jury service that require you to complete a form or affidavit and then return it via mail, fax, as an attachment to an e-mail, or by bringing it to the Jury Services Office. Where and how to return the form is given on each of the forms or affidavits. You will need to print the form so you can fill it out and then complete it. If you are unable to print out the form, you may call or go to the Jury Services Office and request the form you need.
All forms or affidavits must be sent as soon as possible, must have your actual signature, and for trial jurors they must be received by Jury Services no later than 5 days before your summons week.
If you have been summoned for Grand Jury Service, you need to send any request to the presiding judge's office as listed on your summons. Grand Juror excusal/disqualification/deferral requests must be received by the presiding judge as soon as possible, but at least by the deadline listed on the Grand Jury Summons.
Note: All Affidavits are required to be notarized before returning them to Jury Services. Remember to wait until you are before a notary to sign your affidavit.
Please call Jury Services at 912-652-7170 if you have any questions.
Jurors will not be required to report on the listed Chatham County Holidays.
The Jury Assembly Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Chatham County Courthouse and is usually where you report when called in to serve as a juror during your week of service.
The Jury Services Office is not on the same floor as the Jury Assembly Room.
The Jury Services Office is located on the 6th floor of the Chatham County Courthouse, in room 616. Our mailing address:
Jury Services, Room 616
Chatham County Courthouse
133 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401-3245
The Jury Services office is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on holidays. However, when the juror orientation process for reporting jurors is taking place, our jury staff may not be available in the Jury Services office to assist you. Jury staff are usually available in the office between 2 and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
If you need the daily juror reporting instructions, you may