If you are determined to be qualified for potential jury service, you may receive a summons in the mail at any time during the following year. It is unlikely that everyone who is qualified for jury service will be summoned.
In Chesterfield Circuit Court, jurors serve only one day or the duration of one trial. However, if you are summoned, but were not called to report, you may be summoned again later in the year if the yearly pool has been used.
Juror Summonses for the following year are mailed monthly, starting with January summonses being mailed around December 1. You will receive plenty of advanced notice in order to plan accordingly. If you receive an Official Summons for Jury Service, it will contain a report date along with specific instructions for you to complete. It is very important you follow the instructions contained in your summons.
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Chesterfield Circuit Court has made completing the Juror Questionnaire easy and convenient. Using your computer, tablet, smartphone or most mobile devices, you can complete the Questionnaire online in just a few minutes.
Online (preferred): The quickest and easiest way is to visit our secure eResponse Juror website listed on your Questionnaire or scan the QR code. To sign-on, use the Candidate ID number shown on your questionnaire and your date of birth to login. Once completed, nothing further is needed from you at this time.
Mail in Form: While submitting the questionnaire online is preferred, we understand that is not an option for those who do not have access to the internet. Follow the ’Important Instructions’ on the Questionnaire and complete all questions completely and legibly.
To mail the form back:
Please submit only one Questionnaire, either online or the paper form. DO NOT DO BOTH.
If you are no longer a resident of Chesterfield County, you will still need to complete Juror Qualification Questionnaire in order to be disqualified. On the Questionnaire, select that you are no longer a resident of Chesterfield County, and provide your new address in the space provided.
You must update your information with the Chesterfield County Registrar’s office at https://www.chesterfield.gov/registrar to avoid receiving future questionnaires from Chesterfield County Circuit Court.
Note regarding College Students: Students who are away at college may or may not be a resident of Chesterfield County. If temporarily away while attending classes but your address hasn’t been officially changed (e.g. drivers license, voter registration) then you are most likely still a resident of Chesterfield County and eligible to serve. If you are summoned in the next year, we will work with you on the available options depending on your situation at that time.
Under the Code of Virginia, there is no exemption from jury service for students. Students must complete and submit the questionnaire within 10 days.
If a student is away at school, please provide them the web address and their Candidate ID number listed on the Questionnaire so they may complete the form online. If they are later summoned for jury service at an inopportune time, we will work with their schedule at that time.