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If you are requesting a one-time deferral or an excuse that is provided under Georgia Law, the one-time deferral or excuse affidavit must be received no less than seven (7) business days prior to your reporting date and time. Affidavits must be completed in its entirety and notarized (if applicable). You may submit the affidavit via email, mail, or fax.

Deferral and Excusal Forms:

Deferral Affidavit

Full-Time Student Affidavit

Primary Caregiver Affidavit (This Affidavit is for Stay-at-Home Parents Who Do NOT Work)

Home School Teacher Affidavit

Sole Caregiver Affidavit

Age 70 and Older Affidavit

Medical Certificate of Excuse

Military or Military Spouse Affidavit

Non-US Citizen Affidavit

Convicted Felon Affidavit


  • ONE-TIME DEFERRAL: A one-time deferral may be granted under very limited circumstances.

  • LEGAL EXEMPTIONS (O.C.G.A § 15-12-1.1):

    • Full-time student at a college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary school

    • Primary caregiver having active care and custody of a child six (6) years of age or younger with no alternative child care

    • Primary teacher in a home study program as defined in O.C.G.A § 20-2-690 with no alternative arrangements

    • Sole unpaid caregiver for a person over the age of six (6) with physical or cognitive limitations

    • Persons age 70 or older

    • Military duty or military spouse

  • MEDICAL EXCUSE: Persons who are permanently disabled either mentally or physically, please submit a completed Medical Certificate of Excuse (to be filled out by a physician).

  • NON-RESIDENT OF CHEROKEE COUNTY: Please submit proof of your new address (e.g., driver’s license) via email.

  • NON-U.S. CITIZEN: Please contact the Jury Department and complete the Non-U.S. Citizen Affidavit.

  • CONVICTED FELON: Please contact the Jury Department and complete the Convicted Felon Affidavit.

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