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Thank you for serving the Ocean County Court. Jurors are an essential part of our justice system. I hope that you enjoy your time as a juror while you are performing this invaluable service.
Thank you for serving.
Note: This same reporting message is also available by calling 732-929-4710 or 1-800-882-5879. If the reporting message is not available both here and on the telephone recording , you must report to the courthouse at 9:00 AM.
Failure to Report
Jurors who fail to report as summoned are subject to penalties, including fines and imprisonment. Call the jury manager at 732-506-5060 if you have questions about your jury service.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy
Please advise the Jury Manager if you require an accommodation in order to serve. The TTY Number is: 732-506-5060 or 1-800-852-7899.
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 inform jury staff so that we are aware of your location at all times.
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.
Term of Service
Petit jurors are required to be available for one week of service. You must call, check the recorded message, or check the website each evening prior to your service to obtain instructions regarding whether you must report. If you are selected, you must remain for the duration of jury selection process, and the trial. Once your service is completed, you will not be eligible to be selected to serve again for 3 years.