Blue POSTCard - Respond to a summons
The Court is requesting that jurors respond online to the Blue Postcard to complete a survey on behalf of the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts. The survey should take around 3 minutes and all responses are anonymous.
To ACCEPT, POSTPONE, or request an EXCUSAL, you will need to complete the entire process the first time you access either the phone or the web login. (You can do this only once, as the automated system collects information and does not allow for multiple attempts.)
- Answer on the web now -- one time only
- Call 253-798-8808 -- one time only. This will take about 10 minutes or so as you answer the multiple questions.
Excusals and postponements can be done thru the web login or by contacting Jury Administration by email or phone Please see the information below. NOTE: this web login can also be used to see your status if you're waiting for an answer on a previously submitted excusal. Allow 24-48 hours before you log back in to see if your status has changed to "You are excused."
Once you have responded to your blue card by accepting your jury duty, you will receive the red & white summons with your group number and call-in instructions.
- If the report date is less than 1-2 weeks in the future, please email us for your next best step.
- If there is only a few days before you are to report and
- You plan to commit and complete jury duty, come in on the first day of the week, arrive at 7:30 a.m and bring your blue postcard.
- If you cannot commit to this date, do not come in. Send us an email. We will respond on the next workday with a better plan for you, a new date or excusal
If you need to postpone your jury duty to a later time, you can request a postponement during the final (4th) step of the juror response webpage.
- This is a special step for committed jurors to select a later or better date for you and your schedule (work, vacation, planned events.)
- Select any Monday (not a holiday) no more than 5 months out.
- You can postpone only once using the web response option. If you require an additional postponement, send your written request by email at [email protected] or mail to:
930 Tacoma Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
If you need to be excused because you cannot do jury duty at all:
All reasons are found under Reasons to Be Excused from Jury Duty
You can only be excused from jury duty for:
- Medical Reason- Submit a letter from your healthcare provider stating that due to a medical condition you are unable to serve at this time.
- Please note that the Court does not keep past medical certificates or letters on file.
- Employment Conflict
- Submit a letter from your employer on their letterhead, stating they do not compensate you for jury duty.
- Business Owner - Please send the excusal letter on your company letterhead and provide a copy of your business license or business card. Make sure to include your juror badge number.
- Are 80 years of age or older and attest that you are unable to serve due to health reasons.
- Complete and sent the Juror Attestation form to Jury Administration.
- Dependent Care
- Financial Hardship
- Student status
- Military – deployment or living out of the area
- Deceased - Click on this link to remove the name from the juror database - Remove Name
- Not Qualified - Would mean you moved out of Pierce County, you are not a citizen, English is your second language, or you are a felon and have not had your rights restored.
You can send us a written request, FAX, or email for excusal and/or postponement along with your juror badge number to:
930 Tacoma Ave. S., Rm 123
Tacoma, WA 98402
EMAIL: [email protected]
Employment or Health provider letterhead
- Badge Number
- Short explanation
- Your signature --you are in agreement with this request to be excused.
How to Check Your Status
We no longer send out a letter or postcard.
Check your status later by logging in a second time on our Blue Card Log-In page. If you are excused, it will say 'You are excused'.
What happens if I don't report for jury duty?
Failure to appear is a misdemeanor pursuant to RCW 2.36.170. If you do not report on your scheduled date, you will receive a notice indicating you have failed to appear and that it is a misdemeanor and you may be held in contempt of Court.
Please note:The Court, or any other government agency such as the Sheriff, will NEVER call or email to demand payment of a fine for not appearing for jury duty. Our Juror Alerts has more detailed information regarding Scams having to do with Jury Service.