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 seven 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 and Friday, 9am to 3pm

Reply by post 

Complete your jury summons form and return it within seven 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 
BD3 7BH 

For further information on replying to a jury summons (external link) see GOV.UK's website.