Welcome to jury duty and thank you in advance for your deeply appreciated and necessary participation in the operation of both the civil and criminal courts here in Hudson County . The Jury Manager and her staff will do all that they can to make your term of jury service instructive, rewarding and enjoyable. Again, sincere thanks for your attendance and cooperation.
Note: This same reporting message is also available by calling 201-795-6699/6269. If this reporting message is not available both here and on the phone recording, you must report to the courthouse at 8:30 a.m.
Failure to Report
Jurors who fail to report as summoned are subject to penalties, including fines and imprisonment. Call the Jury Management Office at 201-795-6691 if you have questions about your jury service.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy
Please advise the Jury Manager at 201 795-6696 if you require an accommodation in order to serve. The TTY Number is: 201-217-5404.
Jurors must wear clothing appropriate for an appearance in court. Shorts, T-shirts, or clothing containing statements or offensive symbols are not permitted. In addition, work uniforms, including police uniforms, should not be worn.
If You Are Selected As A Juror
Other Factors Relating to Your Juror Service
The courthouse is a non-smoking facility. You may smoke outside the main entrance. If you do so, please write your name on the Sign-Out sheet that is located to the right of the check-in window.
Please be aware that N.J.S.A.2B:20-17 protects jurors from employment related retaliation and provides for the possibility of both criminal and civil sanctions.
For courthouse closings call: 201- 795-6706; or tune in to FM 101.5 or access the website at http://ww.judiciary.state.nj.us/closings.htm.
Term of Service
Petit jurors are summoned for a minimum of two (2) days or one full trial. As such, jurors who are not selected to serve on a trial by the end of their second day of service have completed their jury service. If you are sent to a courtroom and the jury selection process continues beyond your second day, you will have to return until the judge excuses you from serving as a juror on that trial. Those who are selected for trials finish their service at the conclusion of the trial. Trials vary in length. Some trials proceed for just one day and others last longer. The trial judge will provide an estimate regarding the length of the trial at the beginning of jury selection. Once your service is completed, you will not be eligible to be selected again for 3 years.