Passaic County Reporting Information

Jury Reporting Message for Virtual Petit jurors summoned for the weeks of 11/28 and 12/5

Confirmed jurors for 11/28 will be sent an email with reporting information by 11/23 Confirmed jurors for 12/5 will be sent a reporting email by 12/2

All summoned Grand Jurors for 11/18 please be sure to complete all questions by logging on to www.njcourts.gov/myjuryservice prior to your summoned date.  Selection is virtual please do not report to the courthouse. All reporting information will be emailed to you. 

Confirmed Grand Jurors for 11/18/22 will be receiving an email with virtual reporting instructions by 11/16/22. If you confirmed your status and did not receive an email containing ZOOM log in information, please reach out to jury management office via email, pasjurymgmt.mailbox@njcourts.gov

Please be advised that jurors will not be able to confirm their service the Friday before their summons date. Please do not report to the courthouse unless notified by the court. If you have any questions, please email pasjurymgmt.mailbox@njcourts.gov

Jurors summoned for Petit jury or Grand Jury please first log into www.njcourts.gov/myjuryservice and confirm your service. You will then be sent a supplemental questionnaire, please fill out the supplemental questionnaire if a device or onboarding is needed. Please be assured your health is important to us. The Judiciary continues to monitor developments in the spread of the coronavirus and any potential impact on court operations. We are communicating regularly with the State Department of Health for guidance on any adjustments needed to protect the health and safety of jurors and other court users. You may email us at pasjurymgmt.mailbox@njcourts.gov and we will respond to your email within 3-5 business days.

Beginning 11/14/22 the new location for FREE Juror parking will be 387 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ. Shuttle transportation will be provided for jurors to and from this location.  Please be at 387 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ by 8:30am (shuttle will depart from that location at 8:45am sharp) If you miss the 8:45am shuttle, you will be responsible for finding your own parking accommodations near the courthouse, which will not be validated. Free Juror parking is for ALL confirmed jurors that received an IN PERSON reporting email. If you did not receive an email please contact the jury office via email and wait for a response from the jury team. 

PLEASE BRING YOUR GREEN JUROR SUMMONS CARD OR ANY JURY DOCUMENTATION FOR PARKING AND CHECKING IN PURPOSES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

Message from Assignment Judge Ernest M. Caposela

Welcome to jury duty. Jury Service is both an honor and a duty of citizenship. As a juror, you will have the opportunity to observe, participate in, and increase your knowledge about the operation of our court system and the judicial branch of government. Those who serve find it to be a rewarding experience and we anticipate that you will also. 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  973-653-2980  or by email at Pasjurymgmt.Mailbox@njcourts.gov .

Juror Parking Directions

Jurors must report to:

401 Grand Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07505

387 Rifle Camp Road
Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424
973-653-2910 Ext. 24312

Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Courthouse

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

The term of service for Petit Jurors is as follows: Monday: 2 days or the duration of 1 trial. Tuesday: 2 days or to the duration of one trial. Thursday: 1 day or to the duration of one trial. If you are in the jury selection process at the end of your last day of service or if you have been selected for a trial, you will serve until completion of that selection process or the duration of that trial. If you are not involved in a jury selection at the end of your last day, you will be dismissed provided there are no unexpected trial demands for jurors.

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 973-653-2980 .