How do I request to be excused from jury service?

Medical Exemption

You may be excused from jury service due to a medical exemption. Attach a letter from your physician to the juror questionnaire and return it to the Court.

Job-Related Exemption

A job related exemption requires a letter from your employer. Since jury service is for a very limited amount of time, your employer must show that your presence is vital and that your absence would create an undue hardship.

Eligibility & Postponements

You are eligible for jury duty, even if you do not live in Fife, as long as you live in Pierce County. However, if you are now living a great distance away and travel is a hardship, you may request in writing to be excused.

You can request a postponement of jury service by writing to:

Fife Municipal Court
3737 Pacific Highway E
Fife, WA 98424

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1. I have been summoned for jury duty. How will I know when I need to report to Court?
2. How do I request to be excused from jury service?
3. Are jurors paid for their services?
4. What kind of cases do Fife Municipal Court jurors hear?
5. How are jurors selected?
6. What can I expect as a juror?