Why you received the Form. The Juror Qualification Form is sent to all prospective jurors and is used to help determine whether a person is qualified to be a juror. Jury Offices use the statewide voter registration list and the Motor Vehicle Administration lists of people with driver's licenses or identification cards (and sometimes other lists) to get the names of prospective jurors. These lists are used to make sure that each jury is selected at random from a cross section of the adult Maryland citizens who reside in the county/Baltimore City.
You must return the Form. If you received a Juror Qualification Form, the law requires you to complete it, and return it to the Jury Office, generally within 10 days after you receive it. There are penalties if you lie about an important fact when you complete the Form: you can be fined up to $5,000, sent to jail for up to 30 days, or both. If you do not return the Form as directed, you can be fined up to $1,000, sent to jail for up to 30 days, or both.
How to complete the form. If your county has an online process (those counties and Baltimore City are listed in the window below), you can complete the Form on this page. You can use the online jury system to:
- Complete your Juror Qualification Form online;
- Confirm the date you are to report for jury service;
- Reschedule your jury service date (one time only); and
- Update your personal information such as address and contact information.
If you received a Form from a county not listed below, or if you prefer not to use the online system, complete the Form by hand, sign it, and return it to the address on the Form.
NOTE: If you want to be excused from jury service because you have a disability, or you want to be exempted because of service in the armed forces or militia or prior jury service, even if you complete your Form online, you must mail documentation supporting your reason for seeking to be excused or exempted. Mail the documentation along with the Form to the address on the Form.
Called to Jury Service by the U.S. District Court? If you have been summoned for jury duty by the U.S. District Court, this means you have been called to jury service in the federal court in Maryland at either the Baltimore or Greenbelt federal courthouse. For more information about jury service in the U.S. District Court, please contact the U.S. District Court toll-free at 1-866-277-3073 or visit the court's website at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/jury. Please note that the U.S. District Court of Maryland is part of the federal judiciary and is separate from the District Court of Maryland, which is part of the Maryland state judiciary.