Juror Qualification 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.
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)
- Update your personal information such as address and contact information.
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.
Complete the Form Online
- Calvert County Juror Qualification Online Form
- Give the information in the format requested. Otherwise, your response may not be accepted.
- Birth date must be entered as MM/DD/YYYY - with forward slashes between each section. For example, if your birth date is January 1, 1985, enter 01/01/1985.
- If you have an overseas address, the address will not be accepted by the online system. You must mail your completed Form to the address listed 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.
Jury Service for 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. 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.