Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

Request for:

Postponement

If the date of jury service is inconvenient, it is a policy of the Court to grant one courtesy request for postponement of jury duty. 

  • In order to postpone service, you must logon to E-JUROR and register. Once you have completed your registration, you will have the option to postpone your service.
  • This option is only available up to six days before your start date on your summons.
  • The system will display all available dates and you may select a date up to 60 days from the start date on your summons.
  • You must logon to E-JUROR the Friday evening before your postponed date to verify your reporting status.
  • You may also be notified via text or email if you select that method of communication during registration.
  • Postponements less than six days before your start date are only granted in extenuating circumstances so please make sure to complete your registration and postpone if needed with sufficient time.

Excusal

Jurors requesting to be excused must logon to E-JUROR and register.  Once you have completed your registration, you will have the option to request an excusal or disqualification from jury service for your current summons.

The following persons MUST request to be disqualified from jury duty and provide the appropriate documentation to be disqualified.

  • Persons who are under 18 years of age.
  • Persons who are not U.S. citizens (proof of non-citizenship must be submitted).
  • Persons who are no longer residents of Miami-Dade County (if you live in another state, include a copy of your new Driver License from that state, if you live in Florida but not in Miami-Dade County, submit a copy of your Florida Driver License with your new address). If you reside outside of the United States of America, you must notify the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Persons presently under prosecution for a crime (proof of current ongoing criminal case must be submitted).
  • Convicted felons who have not had their civil rights restored (proof of conviction, probation order and/or charging document must be submitted).
  • Deceased persons

The following persons are allowed to serve, but MAY be excused from jury duty upon request:

  • Persons physically unable to serve (an original, current, signed doctor's certificate must be submitted).
  • Persons who served as a juror within one year of their summons date (submit a copy of your certificate of attendance from the court where you physically reported for jury service within one year).
  • Persons responsible for the care of an infirm or disabled family member, who are not employed full-time (additional information may be required).
  • Expectant mothers (submit a doctor's certificate).
  • Active, full-time law enforcement officers. This exemption does not include correction officers in Miami-Dade County.
  • Persons 70 years of age or older.
  • Parents with a child 5 years of age or younger, who are not employed full-time.

All requests must be submitted via E-JUROR or in writing with the necessary documentation. Telephone requests for excusal or disqualification will not be accepted.

You will only be able to request an excusal or disqualification via EJuror up to six days before the start date listed on your summons. 

Note: Work, transportation, travel or hardships not listed here or on  E-JUROR are NOT grounds for excusal but you may reschedule your service by following the instructions above under Request for Postponement. 

Jurors not reporting for duty may be held in contempt of Court and/or fined up to $100.