Reply to a Jury Summons

Use this service to reply to a letter (‘summons’) asking you to do jury service. You can:
  • confirm you can go
  • say why you are not available
  • request help you will need at the court, for example because you are disabled
You can reply for someone else if they give you permission.
You must reply within 7 days of getting the letter.
You will need your:
  • juror number - find this on your summons letter
  • name and address exactly as they are shown on the letter - you can correct any mistakes when you reply
You might get a fine of up to £1,000 if you do not reply to a jury summons or you lie to avoid jury service.

Before you start

Help using the online service

Contact the Jury Central Summoning Bureau if you do not feel confident using a computer.
Jury Central Summoning Bureau
Telephone: 0300 456 1024
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, 9am to 3pm

Reply by post

Complete your jury summons form and return it within 7 days. The jury summons includes a stamped and addressed envelope.
If you have lost the envelope, send the form to the Jury Central Summoning Bureau.
Jury Central Summoning Bureau
Phoenix House
Rushton Avenue
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