Jury Duty

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the administration at the Chandler Municipal Courts.

What do I need to do to have a record checked?
Your request must be put into writing and there will be a research fee of $17.00 that will need to be paid before the court can begin the research (A.R.S. 22-404B). The court will then research the court documents/records for your request. Download the "Records Request Form" (PDF).

What do I do when I have been summoned for jury service?
Follow the instructions that are on your summons form. You may also contact the Jury Commissioner's Office at 602-372-5879 or visit its Web site.

What if I am not available on my jury date?
You may request one postponement of you service for up to 120 days. This can be done by calling the Jury Commissioner's Office at 602-372-5879.

How do I get excused from jury duty?
Please call the Jury Commissioner's Office at 602-372-5879. Excuses are not granted on the basis of religion or moral beliefs, status or business proprietors, or profession. Excuses may be granted for those who do not read, write or understand English and for those who suffer from a severe physical or mental illness.

What if my employer does not permit me to be absent due to jury duty?
The law states (A.R.S. Section 21-236) that an employer shall not refuse to permit an employee to take leave of absence from employment for the purpose of serving as a juror or dismiss an employee because of juror service. However, an employer is not required by law to pay employee's their regular salary or wage when on jury service. Please check you employer's policy.