Jury Appreciation Week
This week (May 4-May 7), we will be celebrating “Juror Appreciation Week.” Judges will be greeting jurors as they arrive and jurors will have the opportunity to take their photos with our judges. If you would like to take a photograph, you can do so dressed formally or casually.
Again, we sincerely thank everyone who reports for jury service.
A recorded message provides jurors with specific reporting information. Please call on the day before you are to report, even if this day is a Sunday or a holiday, to be informed by a recorded message whether your service will be required. Call 407-836-2048 after 5:00 pm You may be placed on standby. If the telephone recording is not operational, report for jury duty as directed by your summons. If you do not have a touch tone phone, or need assistance, please call 407-836-2206 before 5:00 p.m. on the day before you are to report. We encourage you to complete the Juror Questionnaire online before you report in order to avoid long check-in lines.
Juror parking is provided at the Courthouse Garage on the corner of Orange and Amelia Avenues. Please pull a ticket upon entering the facility and bring it with you when you are reporting for jury duty. You will receive continued parking privileges for the remainder of your service. Do not back into the parking space as you will receive a parking ticket from the Orlando Police Department. Any vehicle entering the Courthouse Garage must meet the 6'8" height clearance.
LYNX will provide free bus service for all jurors during their term of service. To receive the free transportation service, jurors simply present their Juror Summons to the driver. Please note that the date of the service listed on the Juror Summons must match the actual calendar date (i.e. the Juror Summons will only serve as a free bus pass on their first day of service). Jury staff will provide bus passes for jurors who are required to serve additional days. Visit the LYNX website for a complete list of routes and schedules.
Request for Disqualification/Excusal/Deferral
If you have a scheduling conflict and/or extreme hardship, you can request a postponement from your assigned service date to a date more convenient with your schedule. Your first postponement request will be granted upon demand. Additional requests, however, will be granted only if you can prove undue hardship. There are very few statutory reasons for being excused from jury duty. If you feel that you should be exempt or excused from your service obligation, you can submit the request to the Jury Duty Judge. All requests must be mailed or submitted online no less than ten (10) days prior to the report date to:
Ninth Judicial Circuit Court
425 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
You can also fill out the online form for Disqualification/Excusal/Deferral.
To make your stay with the Ninth Judicial Circuit as comfortable as possible, the Jury Assembly Room includes the following features (no cost to the jurors):
- Laptop data connections
- Cyber cafe with internet access
- Storage lockers
- Pagers for juror movement
- Informational slide show
- Telephone service
- Cable TV
- Magazines & Books
- Vending Machines
- Refrigerators in deliberation rooms
- Courteous and helpful staff