Only by having people like you participate in the jury process can we ensure that all persons are afforded their constitutional right to have a jury drawn from a fair cross-section of the community. We extend our sincere appreciation and hope that your jury service is a rewarding experience.
Term of Service
Jury service could last anywhere from 1 day to 3 weeks. The schedule will vary due to holidays and expected trial length. Prospective jurors generally receive a summons 30 days in advance so they may plan to be available at the time summoned.
Request for Excuse
If service on a jury at the time summoned would pose an undue hardship, you may request an excuse via mail at U.S. District Court, PO BOX 128, Macon, GA 31202 or by email at email@example.com. The request should indicate whether service at a later date is possible. You should include your juror number and a telephone number. Sending a request does not automatically excuse you from jury duty. You are not considered excused until notified by the court.
Call 1-800-793-7903 for reporting instructions or to check the status of your excuse.
Parking and Directions
Albany - The Albany courthouse is located at 201 West Broad Avenue. Parking is available in a parking garage on Washington Street located directly behind the courthouse. Parking is also available in a parking lot located at the corner of Broad and Jackson Streets. You must enter this parking lot from Jackson Street. (Map)
Athens - The Athens courthouse is located at 115 East Hancock Avenue. Parking is available in a parking garage located at the corner of Washington and Lumpkin Streets. You must enter from Washington Street, which is one way. Parking is also available at the College Avenue Parking Garage located at 235 College Avenue, between Clayton and Washington Streets. If you wish to be reimbursed for the expense of parking, you must certify your expenses at the end of your term of service. The Court will provide you with a certification form. (Map)
Columbus - The Columbus courthouse is located at 120 12th Street. If you can locate a parking space within a 2,4, or 8 hour parking zone, you may park on the street. To ensure you do not receive a ticket, you must place the parking sticker received with your summons in the back window of your vehicle. Please do not park in front of any eating establishments. Parking is also available at the public parking lot located on 9th Street or the Bay Avenue Garage located on 12th Street. (Map)
Macon - The William Augustus Bootle Federal Building and United States Courthouse is located at 475 Mulberry Street in Macon. Parking is available across the street from the courthouse in the Republic Parking Garage at 440 Mulberry Street. If you wish to be reimbursed for the expense of parking, you must certify your expenses at the end of your term of service. The Court will provide you with a certification form. (Map)
Valdosta - The Valdosta courthouse is located at 401 North Patterson Street. Limited parking is available in the Post Office parking area connected to the courthouse. It is recommended that you arrive early enough in the morning to obtain a parking space close by; otherwise you may only be able to find parking several blocks away from the courthouse. (Map)