Juror Duty

Potential Jurors

If you are a resident of Navajo County, registered to vote, and in possession of a valid driver's license, or State of Arizona identification card, then you could be eligible for jury duty in Navajo County. Being called to serve as a jury member is a civic responsibility and an honor.

Jury Questionnaire

If you have been selected as a member of the jury pool you will receive a Jury Questionnaire. This questionnaire is not a jury summons. Please read the questionnaire carefully before filling it out. These are all important questions that will be used to help qualify you for active jury duty. Complete and return the questionnaire as soon as possible. You may or may not be called for jury duty in the future. You can also complete the questionnaire online

If you have any supporting documents to be excused, they must be included with the questionnaire. You can upload them to the website that is linked above.

Examples of acceptable documents:

  • If you are a non-resident, you need to have a copy of your updated MVD record, or driver’s license with your new address.
  • If you need a medical excuse, there is a form linked here that you may have a doctor fill out, or you can include a doctor’s note that states why you cannot serve on jury duty and for how long. 
  • If you are a student attending classes out of Navajo County, we need a current class schedule with your name visible on the top.
  • If you are an AZ POST peace officer or a Correctional Officer with the State Department of Corrections, you must include a letter from your supervisor on an official letterhead stating that you are employed with your department.

Jury Summons

If you have received a jury summons, you must appear at the place, date, and time, specified on the summons. The United States Constitution and the Arizona State Constitution guarantee the right to trial by jury. Failure to attend as directed may subject the person to penalties provided by law, including a fine up to $500 and being rescheduled for jury service. See ARS §§ 21-223

Jury trials are often canceled at the last minute. To find out if your appearance is still required for jury duty, please call after 5:30 pm the day prior to the date specified on your summons at 1-800-634-2392. Jurors residing on the reservation are reminded of the potential one-hour time difference during daylight-saving time.

  • If you need a medical excuse, there is a form linked here that you may have a doctor fill out, or you can include a doctor’s note that states why you cannot serve on jury duty and for how long. 

Jury Pay

Jurors are paid $12 if selected to sit on jury per day and 65.5 cents per mile. If not selected, those who appeared will still be paid for mileage only. Mileage is calculated from the town of your residential address to the summoning court by google maps, it is not calculated from your front door to the front door of the courthouse. If you do not live in the same town where you receive your mail, talk to the jury commissioner when you appear.

Being Excused

If you feel you have a valid reason to be excused from jury duty, call the Jury Commissioner at 928-524-4178.

You are not guaranteed to be excused. Only statutory reasons can be considered for being excused from Jury Duty. Depending upon the reason for the excuse, being excused from a particular jury summons will usually return your name to the jury pool and you may be called again on a future occasion. All excuses must be submitted in writing with proof as to such, for example: excuses for medical reasons require a signed Doctor's note. Requests can be uploaded here, or they can be mailed or faxed to:

  • Clerk of the Superior Court
    P.O. Box 668
    Holbrook, AZ 86025
    Fax: 928-524-4261

Have You Moved

If you have received a questionnaire or have been summoned for Jury Duty but no longer reside in Navajo County, please provide the Clerk's office of this fact in writing accompanied by MVD Records to be removed from the jury pool. Information related to jurors who have moved out of the county is shared with the County Recorder's office for voter registration records.

Juror Identity Theft Warning

Never provide personal identifying information over the phone to callers claiming to be court employees! The Clerk of the Superior Court in Navajo County has learned of an illegal scheme in which identity thieves call potential jurors and threaten them for failing to report for jury service. The thieves proceed to ask for confidential information. When contacting citizens regarding Jury Service, Court employees will NEVER ask for social security numbers, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information. Citizens should not give out such information over the telephone to anyone claiming to work for the judicial system. Although the Court does not know of any such activity in Navajo County, this illegal scheme has been reported in other counties within Arizona and other states as well. If you receive such a telephone call, please call the Jury Commissioner at 928-524-4178.