Paid at the rate of $40.00 each day that you report, plus mileage, parking and tolls. Juror attendance and mileage are computed automatically. Please save all parking, travel and toll receipts and submit them at the end of your two (2) week term. Staple all receipts together in date order. Print your full name, and summons date on the back of each receipt.
Submit the receipts within five (5) business days after completion of your service. If you are selected for a trial, and it runs for more than the 2 week term, submit receipts at the completion of service.
Public transportation costs will also be reimbursed in full. One check covering all fees will be mailed to your home within 6 to 8 weeks after service is completed.
Long Island courthouse offers free on site outdoor parking. Brooklyn courthouse has parking available at discounted rates with all the cost being reimbursed.
DO NOT METER PARK. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE THE COURTHOUSE TO REPLENISH THE METER AND PARKING CITATIONS ARE NOT REIMBURSABLE.
Envelopes and parking coupons will be provided at the counter for your convenience. If you are selected for a case, make sure you know the following, Judges' name, name of the case, and where you sit in the jury box. Come to the jury room before going to the courtroom each day the case meets, to Print Your Name on the daily sign-in sheet, (next to your assigned jury box number. This ensures that you will be paid for that day.
If you are not picked for a case when you are sent to the courtroom, the judge may tell you that you have been excused. this only means you have been excused for that particular case. Come back to the jury room.
Certificates of Attendance will be mailed out at the completion of your two week term. If your employer requires a certificate sooner, please let us know in advance of the need.
PROPER COURT ATTIRE IS MANDATORY. NO JEANS, SHORTS OR TANK TOPS WILL BE PERMITTED
Jurors will likely have questions relating to their service. Many of your questions may be answered by phoning our Automated Jury Information System at
1-800-587-6775. You are also required to phone this number the day before your appearance to obtain important scheduling information.
Jurors who appear, but are not selected to a case, must phone the court after 5:00p.m. daily until your two week service has been completed. These numbers will provide you with information pertaining to your following days schedule.
Brooklyn and Central Islip Jurors should phone 1-800-587-6775 for reporting instructions.
Postponements or excusals will not be accepted via email.
Unless you receive a notice from this Court granting you an excuse or postponement, or unless the Court notifies you in writing or by phone to report at a different time, you must attend as directed in the summons.
Failure to obey the summons may be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.