Jury Service – Postponements/Deferments/Exemptions
No one is exempt and/or deferred from jury service because of his or her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status.Upon completion of the proper Affidavit, certain exemptions and deferments are allowed. All Affidavits must be notarized or signed under oath and submitted in person or by mail to:
Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 10
Zebulon, GA 30295
MEDICAL: Permanently mentally or physically disabled person shall be permanently excused upon presentation of a signed statement from a physician on letterhead as to the limitations.
AGE: Persons seventy (70) years of age or older shall be permanently excused upon request and presentation of an appropriate Affidavit.
PRIMARY CAREGIVER: Persons who are the primary caregiver of a child six (6) years of age or younger and have no reasonably available alternative child care may be excused or deferred upon presentation of an appropriate Affidavit.
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), with no reasonable alternative arrangements for continuing the home school program may be excused or deferred upon presentation of an appropriate Affidavit and a copy of the Annual Declaration of intent to Utilize a Home School Study Program, filed with the County Board of Education.
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 upon presentation of an appropriate Affidavit and a copy of your enrollment verification.
MILITARY: Active service members on ordered military duty or spouses of such service members may be excused or deferred upon presentation of an appropriate Affidavit and a copy of the official military orders. Alternatively, active service members may submit a written statement signed by your commanding officer as verification of active military duty.
NON-RESIDENT: You may not serve on a Pike County Jury if you do not live in Pike County. Complete a Non-Resident Exemption Affidavit and submit proof of new residency (driver’s license, utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage documents etc.).
NON-CITIZEN: You may not serve on a County Jury if you are not a United States citizen. Complete a Non-Citizen Exemption Affidavit and submit a copy of your permanent resident card or green card and Georgia driver’s license in person to the Pike County Clerk of Superior Court.
CONVICTED FELON: You may not serve on a County Jury if you have not had your rights restored. Complete Felon Exemption Affidavit and present in person to the Pike County Clerk of Superior Court.
If you do not fall within one of the listed groups, but would like to request a deferral, call the Pike County Clerk of Superior Court at (770) 567-2000 between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. weekdays.