Important -- Coronavirus Update
In accordance with Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-32, Amendment 2, all jury trials are suspended until a Circuit has been in Phase 2 for a minimum of 30 days. As of mid-July, the Ninth Circuit continued in Phase 1 with no clear anticipated date to transition to Phase 2.
If you are currently scheduled to report for jury service, your service is complete.
You must call for recorded instructions the evening before your reporting date to determine if your services will be required. Please call 407-742-2424 anytime after 5:15p.m. (recording available 24 hours a day). Jurors are to report to the Osceola County Courthouse at 7:30am on their initial reporting date. If unable to access the telephone recording, please continue trying to connect or report for jury duty as directed on your summons. You need to have your badge number available when calling the recording. Your badge number is listed on your summons in the reporting instruction box.
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Request for Disqualification/Excusal/Deferral
If you have a scheduling conflict and/or extreme hardship, you can request a postponement of your scheduled reporting date to a date more convenient with your schedule. Your first postponement request will be granted upon demand. Additional requests, however, will be granted only if you can prove an undue hardship. There are very few statutory reasons for being excused from jury duty. If you feel that you should be exempt or excused from your service obligation, you can submit a request to the Jury Duty Judge. To expedite your request to be excused for medical reasons, please have your healthcare provider complete the Medical Excuse Form and forward it to Jury Services. All requests must be mailed, emailed or submitted online no less than ten (10) days prior to the reporting date to:
Ninth Judicial Circuit Court
2 Courthouse Square, Suite 1100
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
You can also fill out the online form for Disqualification/Excusal/Deferral.
To make your stay with the Ninth Judicial Circuit as comfortable as possible, the Jury Assembly Room includes the following features (at no cost to the jurors):
- Laptop Wi-Fi internet
- Laptop data connections
- Cyber cafe with internet access
- Pagers for juror movement
- Fax service
- Telephone service
- Magazines & Books
- Vending Machines (items available for purchase)
- Courteous and helpful staff