Iredell County Jury Service

Find information about jury service in this county.

Length of Service

Jurors are typically summoned for a one-week session. Occasionally jurors may be summoned for multi-week sessions when complex and/or lengthy matters are to be tried. Jurors can and often do serve on more than one trial during the session. Jurors are obligated to the court for the entire session or until released by the presiding judge.

Hours of Service

The typical juror's day varies in times depending on needs of the court but most days you would not start before 9:00 a.m. and be finished by 5:00 p.m. The presiding judge will give you reporting instructions each day.

When and Where to Report

The Friday before their service date, jurors should call the jury information line at 704-832-6605 for reporting instructions. This message provides updated reporting information, such as a time change or inform you that you do not need to report. Jurors are only paid for days they are instructed by the court to report.

If scheduled to report, all jurors will report to the Jury Lounge on the second floor of the Iredell County Hall of Justice.

When jurors report to the Jury Lounge, they will check in with the jury clerk. Court staff will provide jurors with additional information and administer an oath. Then, an orientation video will be shown that explains what to expect as a juror. Jurors selected to serve on a trial will be given a juror badge to wear until they are released from jury service by the judge. Once a trial begins, the presiding judge will instruct jurors on their duties.

Questions regarding jury service in Iredell County may be directed to the jury clerk at 704-832-6636. Requests to be excused or deferred CANNOT be made by phone.

Request for Jury Service Excuse or Deferral

General Information
Deferral/Excusal: To request an excuse or postponement from jury service, please complete and send the Application for excuse, deferral, exemption form mailed with your summons, along with supporting documentation by mail, email, OR Fax. Your request must be received no later than seven days prior to your service date. A decision regarding your request will be returned via mail. Submitted requests must include supporting documentation. Mail, email, or fax requests can be submitted to:

Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court
Attn: Jury Division
226 Stockton Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Fax: 704-832-6635

Reasons for Excusal, Postponement or Deferment
Jury service is the solemn obligation of all qualified citizens. Excuses from the discharge of this responsibility may be granted only for reasons of compelling personal hardship. Persons qualified to serve must:

  • Reside in Iredell County
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Understand the English language
  • Have not served as a juror during the preceding two (2) years or as a grand juror in the past six (6) years
  • Be physically and mentally competent

Exemptions, Excuses and Postponements may be granted for the following reasons:

  • People 72 years of age or older
  • NOT an Iredell County, North Carolina Resident (Please attach proof - e.g., a copy of your driver's license.)
  • Person is deceased (Please attach proof - e.g., a copy of death certificate.)
  • Students enrolled full time in a learning institution (Please attach proof - e.g., a copy of your schedule or student ID.)
  • Health/Medical reasons (Please attach detailed physician's statement concerning your disability.)
  • Convicted of a felony and voting rights have NOT been restored.
  • Not a United States Citizen (Please attach proof - e.g., a copy of your visa or green card.)
  • On assignment with the military (Please attach copy of your orders or military ID.)

Excuses will be granted ONLY for reasons of compelling personal hardship. Requests for excuses and postponements for jury duty must be made by mail, email, or fax. Your request CANNOT be handled by telephone. All requests must be submitted a minimum of seven (7) days prior to your jury service date.

Until you have received a response from the Clerk of Superior Court's Office, you are still required to appear at the county courthouse for jury duty as summoned.

  • If you do not receive a letter in the mail indicating the status of your request at least 24 hours prior to your assigned jury date, you must comply with all the instructions indicated on your jury summons.
  • It is your responsibility to monitor your mail for a CONFIRMATION letter from the Clerk of Superior Court's Office to determine if your request has been approved or denied.

If you DO NOT receive a response to an excusal request, you are still required to appear following the reporting instructions on your jury summons.

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