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Request an Excuse or Deferral Form


If you have not previously completed your questionnaire in eJuror, please do so prior to submitting your request.


Requests submitted electronically via 'eJuror' or using this form are generally processed within 24 hours of being received. You are encouraged to submit your request using one of those methods.

If you are unable to submit your request electronically please send a written letter to our address. Please allow ten days for your request to be processed if you are sending a request through the mail.

    US District Court

    110 Michigan NW
    399 Federal Building
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Attention: Jury Department

All requests to be excused MUST be submitted in writing by using one of the methods listed above at least 5 days prior to your first reporting date.

Excuse requests cannot be processed over the phone.

If you need to contact our jury staff regarding somthing other than an excuse or deferral, please send an e-mail to


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