Sussex County Reporting Information

Sussex County Juror Reporting Message

Jurors are not required to report next week. Confirmed petit jurors on-call beginning Monday, November 28th and Wednesday, November 30th have been notified they are excused via email.

Your virtual appearance is no longer required. Do not report to the courthouse. Your service is complete, and you shouldn't be summoned again for at least 3 years.

Thank you!

Please make a note of our new phone numbers:

Recorded Reporting Instructions--862-397-5622

Jury Management Office--862-397-5700 ext. 75080

Fax--973-848-7803

 

Message from Assignment Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz

Welcome to jury duty. Jurors serve an indispensable function in civil and criminal trials. The jury system in this country is constitutionally mandated and serves to protect and promote the rights of civil litigants and criminal defendants. 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  phone at  862-397-5700 ext. 75080  or by email at Ssxjury.Mailbox@njcourts.gov .

Juror Parking Directions

43-47 High Street
Newton, New Jersey 07860


Parking is free for jurors in the lot adjacent to the courthouse at the County Parking Deck. You enter the lot on High Street, (the first right after leaving the Square.)  There is also a small public parking lot (metered parking) on Main St. just south of Park Pl.

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

Petit jurors' term of service is two days. You must call the recorded message number or check the website after 5:00 p.m. each evening prior to your service to see if you must report. If you are selected during jury selection to sit as a trial juror, you must remain for the duration of jury selection and the trial. Once your service is completed, you may request to be excused if summoned again within three 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  862-397-5700 ext. 75080 .