Monmouth County Reporting Information

Petit Jurors summoned for the week of November 28, 2022.

You have been summoned to serve as a Petit Juror beginning November 28, 2022.  Do not report to the Courthouse.

Confirmed Jurors with juror numbers 0001 - 1348 check your email for a Zoom invite for Trial Orientation. Remaining jurors continue to check emails throughout the week.

All Jury orientation will begin virtually through Zoom. If you do not receive an email invite, continue checking email throughout the week for Juror notices. If you do not receive a Zoom invite, please resume normal activities.

Please be advised that jurors will not be able to confirm their service the Friday before their summons date. Please contact the jury management office to reschedule. Thank you very much for your willingness to serve as a juror and for helping the Judiciary continue to provide this vital function of our justice system during these extraordinary times. The Judiciary continues to follow all health protocols in court locations.

Message from Assignment Judge Lisa P. Thornton

Welcome to jury duty. Thank you for serving as a juror, representing the community that is Monmouth County . Jurors are an important part of our justice system and jury trials are a key protection within that system. It is an honor to participate as a juror, as well as a civic responsibility. Thank you for serving.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

Advise the Jury Management Office if you require an accommodation in order to serve. You can reach the Jury Management Office by phone at  732-358-8700 ext. 87075  or by email at .

Juror Parking Directions

71 Monument Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728-1266

Public parking areas are located directly behind the Courthouse. Please do not park on the street or you will risk a ticket and is severely restricted.

Public Transportation:

Public transportation to the Monmouth County Courthouse is available via several bus routes operated by NJ TRANSIT and Monmouth County. Direct bus service to the courthouse is available on selected local county routes serving Asbury Park, Red Bank and Marlboro. Additional regional bus routes connect New York City, Newark, Old Bridge, Lakewood and Toms River to the Freehold Centre Bus Terminal located at Broad, Throckmorton and West Main Streets (at the railroad tracks) in Freehold Borough; just a few blocks from the Courthouse. Local routes require exact fare but accept dollar bills and most U.S. coins. The following provides an overview of service on these routes:

Local Bus Routes: 

Route Name: 833 

Operator(s): NJ TRANSIT Service Between: Red Bank, Red Bank Rail Station, Shrewsbury, Lincroft, Brookdale College, Colts Neck, Monmouth County Human Services Building, Freehold Borough, Freehold Raceway Mall
Hours of Operation: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM - Weekdays Only
Serves Courthouse: Yes. Bus Stop Near Entrance
Disabled Passengers: Request lift equipped bus by 4:00 PM day before trip - (732) 922 - 3034.

Route Name: 836

Operator(s): NJ TRANSIT Service Between: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Transportation Center, Neptune Township, Jersey Shore Medical Center, Wall Township, Howell Township, Freehold Township, Monmouth County Human Services Building, Freehold Borough, Monmouth County Courthouse, Freehold Raceway Mall, Centra State Medical Center
Hours of Operation: 5:30 AM to 12:00 AM - Weekdays, Weekends and Most Holidays
Serves Courthouse: Yes. Bus Stop Near Entrance
Disabled Passengers: Request lift equipped bus by 4:00 PM day before trip - (732) 922 - 3034.

Route Name: Marlboro - Freehold Raceway Mall Shuttle

Operator(s): Laidlaw Transit, Inc. Service Between: Marlboro Plaza, Marlboro Greens, Covered Bridge, Monmouth County Library, Manalapan Mall, Greenbriar, Manalapan Senior Center, Monmouth County Courthouse, Freehold Centre, Hudson Manor, Applewood Estates, Wyndham Place, Raintree, Freehold Raceway Mall
Hours of Operation: 8:45 AM to 7:00 PM - Weekdays Only - Limited Service
Serves Courthouse: Yes. Bus Stop Near Entrance
Disabled Passengers: Request lift equipped bus by 4:00 PM day before trip - (732) 431 - 6480.

New Jersey Transit:

Dress Code

Jurors reporting for service should wear clothing appropriate for an appearance in court. Shorts, t-shirts, uniforms or clothing containing statements or offensive symbols are not permitted. All hats must be removed when in a courtroom. Comfortable clothing is also advisable.

Courtroom Regulations

  • Cell phones, pagers and electronic devices must be turned off in the courtroom.
  • You are not permitted to read newspapers or other materials in the courtroom.
  • You are not permitted to bring food or beverages into the courtroom.

If You Are Selected As A Juror

  • The trial judge will instruct you regarding the trial schedule, reporting times, any recesses, lunch arrangements, etc.
  • The judge's instructions will take precedence over any general instructions given in the assembly area.
  • You must wear your juror badge at all times, including during lunch.

Other Factors Relating To Your Juror Service

  • The daily fee for petit jurors is $5 for the first 3 days and $40 for each day after 3 days.
  • The daily fee for grand jurors is $5 for each day of service.
  • Checks are processed on Friday.
  • Your juror check will generally be received within 3 weeks.
  • Check with your employer or your union representative, or read your employee handbook if you have questions about whether you will be compensated by your employer while serving as a juror.

Employment Protection

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

Effective November 9, 2020, petit jurors are on call for 1 trial. You must call or check the website each evening after 5:00 pm during your service to obtain instructions regarding whether and what time you must report to the courthouse the next day. If you are required to report, you must bring the summons postcard and a form of photo identification. If you are selected, you must remain for the duration of jury selection and the trial. After your service is complete, you will not be summoned to serve as a juror for 3 years.

Smoking Policy

The courthouse is a non-smoking facility. If you leave the courthouse to smoke, you must inform jury staff so that we are aware of your location at all times.

Failure to Report

Individuals who fail to respond to a jury summons or fail to report when summoned may be subject to penalties including fines. If you have forgotten to appear as scheduled for jury service, please contact the Jury Management Office immediately at  732-358-8700 ext. 87075 .