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Jury Services

** IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The jury trial scheduled for 6/27/2022 through 6/28/2022 has been cancelled; therefore, jurors will not need to report.  As a reminder, jurors are eligible to receive additional summonses until the end of the Term of Court, 7/18/2022.

  

Please click here to review the York Co.-Poquoson Circuit Court approved jury plan relative to the Declaration of Judicial Emergency from the Virginia Supreme Court.  Please be advised that in accordance with the Supreme Court of Virginia Order dated June 15, 2021, the Court may modify the jury plan without further review and approval if the chief judge or presiding judge determines that such modifications are safe and consistent with recommendations of the CDC, the Governor’s Executive Order(s), and Virginia Department of Health.

The Constitution guarantees an accused the right to a jury selected from a cross-section of the community.  Members of a circuit court jury are selected from a master list prepared by jury commissioners appointed by the circuit court. The master list is developed by random selection from the voter registration list and/or the Division of Motor Vehicles.  If you have received a Juror Questionnaire or if you have been issued a Summons for Jury Duty, you can use our online Juror Portal to use a secure, browser-based interface from your preferred electronic device(s) to:

• Provide Questionnaire Answers Electronically
• Update Personal Information (i.e. change of address, change of name)
• View Upcoming and Past Service
• Request for Deferrals or Exclusions
• Print Proof of Jury Service

For more information regarding jury service please refer to The Answer Book for Jury Service

Who is exempt from jury service pursuant to §8.01-341?

Who is exempt from jury service upon request §8.01-341.1?

Other possible exemptions upon request:

• Medically necessary
• Travel: Pre-planned business/vacation
• Student
• Work

If you need to postpone your jury service, you must request it in writing within (5) business days of receipt of your summons. Such requests should be done so through our online Juror Portal, or mailed to the following address. Thereafter, your request will be reviewed and you will be notified of the decision.

York County-Poquoson Circuit Court Clerk
Attention: Jury Service
P.O. Box 371
Yorktown, VA 23690
(757) 890-3636