Jury Service

Overview

AS OF 3 PM JUNE 25, 2020

The NYS Unified Court System and Commissioner Sunshine would like to assure you that your health and safety remain a top priority for us as we resume essential court operations, including jury service.

What to Expect When You Appear:

Regular deep cleaning of court facilities with enhanced cleaning of commonly used areas

Limited number of people in the courthouse

Mandatory use of face masks by court personnel and court visitors, including jurors

Please bring your own mask/face covering

Plexiglass barriers may be present at various locations (i.e. magnetometers, x-ray machines, assembly room desks)

Indicators, like blue or yellow tape, may be present in public areas to ensure physical distance of at least 6 feet (to meet social distancing standards)

Hand sanitizer available for all court visitors

Please note the following:

Commissioner of Jurors will continue to provide jurors with public wi-fi.

Bring your own pen/pencil and take it with you when you leave.

Bring your own books/magazines/electronic devices and chargers.

Jurors may bring their own beverage in a resealable, non-glass container and snack or food that does not require refrigeration.

​Please email our office with further questions.

Email: kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov

Thank you for your cooperation.


As of January 1,1996, there are no exemptions from jury service. The Jury Division is located at: 360 Adams Street, Room 156, in the Supreme Court Building, in Brooklyn, NY. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

You are not qualified to serve as a juror:

How to Apply for a Postponement or Excusal

Medical Conditions and Disability Accommodations

If You Are the Caregiver of a Child or Elderly Person

Information on Payment for Jury Service

If You Received Any of the Following:

  • A Juror Subpoena, Failure to Respond
  • A Green and White Judicial Court Hearing Subpoena
  • A Red and White Non-Compliance Notice

If Your Summons Was Returned, Stamped "Personal Appearance Required"

If You Are Currently Serving as a Juror, and Are Now Unable to Attend Jury Duty


More information on Kings County Jury Service, including your daily call-in message, is available at: www.nyjuror.com/kings

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JUROR QUALIFICATION

 

If You Are Not an American Citizen

If you are not an American citizen, your name will be removed from the rolls as soon as you provide the jury office with one of the following proofs:

  1. A photocopy of your Alien Registration Card (both sides)
  2. A photocopy of your Work Authorization Card
  3. A photocopy of your Visa
  4. A photocopy of your Passport

You can send in the above proof, with a copy of your completed questionnaire or jury summons by email to kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov or by regular mail to:

Kings County Clerk's Office Room 156
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you have any questions, you can email us at: kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov

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If You Are Not a Resident of Brooklyn

If you are not a resident of Brooklyn, your name will be removed from the rolls as soon as you provide the jury office with two of the following proofs:

  1. A photocopy of your latest utility bill showing your name and current address
  2. A photocopy of your current lease
  3. A photocopy of your voters registration card showing your current address

You can send in the above proof, with a copy of your completed questionnaire or jury summons by email to kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov or by regular mail to:

Kings County Clerk's Office Room 156
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you have any questions, you can email us at: kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov

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If You Have Served on Jury Duty Within the Past 8 Years

If you have served within the past 8 years, please submit your completed questionnaire, or juror summons, along with a copy of your Proof of Jury Service by email to kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov or by regular mail to:

Kings County Clerk's Office Room 156
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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If You Have Been Convicted of a Felony

If you have been convicted of a felony, please submit your completed questionnaire, or juror summons, along with proof of your felony conviction, by email to kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov or by regular mail.

If you do not have proof of your felony conviction, and you were convicted in New York State: please email us at kingscountyjury@nycourts.govv, call us at 347-404-9904 or by mail to:

Please Report to:
Kings County Clerk's Office Room 156
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you do not have proof of your felony conviction that occurred outside of New York State, you must contact that jurisdiction for proof.

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How to Apply for a Postponement or Excusal

All applications for postponements must be submitted prior to the date of jury service. If the summons indicates that you have had a prior postponement, or that you were absent the last time you were called, it is important that you report for jury service on the date the summons indicates.

If you have had no prior postponements, and would like to automatically file for your first postponement now, you can apply by phone at 1-800-449-2819 or on the web at www.nyjuror.gov.

If you are requesting to be excused from jury service due to a language problem, you must appear in person on the date and time you are summoned. Further instructions will be given to you at the location where you are summoned.

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Medical Conditions and Disability Accommodations

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from serving as a juror, please call 347-404-9904. You may download the form for your doctor to use.

If you have a disability and are in need of special accommodations, please call 347-404-9904 or tty 718-643-3266.

If you have any questions, you can email us at: kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov

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If You are the Caregiver of a Child or an Elderly Person

If you are the main caregiver of your child or children under 14 years of age or an elderly person, you may request a postponement by returning your completed questionnaire or summons, along with a copy of the birth certificate of your youngest child, or a doctor's note stating the condition of the person being cared for and that you are the main caregiver of that person.

Unfortunately, if your summons or questionnaire is not filled out completely, it will not be possible to consider your application, and it will be returned to you.

You can email the above documents to us at: kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov or mail your completed summons with the appropriate documentation to:

The Kings County Clerk Room 156
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Information on Payment for Jury Service

Jurors who are paid their salary during their entire jury service, will not be paid a jury fee by the state.

All companies with more than 10 employees must pay a stipend of at least $40 per juror for each of the first three days of jury service.

Jurors employed by companies with more than 10 employees who are not paid for jury service after the third day, will be paid by the state at the rate of $40 per day for each day they are not reimbursed.

Jurors employed by companies with 10 employees or less and are not paid for jury service, will be paid $40 a day everyday for each day of service.

Jurors are not paid by the state for their daily transportation costs.

All checks, if any, for jury service, will be mailed to you by the office of the state treasurer within six weeks after completion of your service.

If you have any questions, you can email us at: kingscountyjury@nycourts.gov

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If You Received Any of the Following

  • A Juror Subpoena, Failure to Respond
  • A Green and White Judicial Court Hearing Subpoena
  • Red and White Non-Compliance Notice

Please appear in person at the time and place stated in the letter or notice.

If you are physically unable to appear, please call 347-404-9768.

If you have any questions, you can email us at: jury-enforcement-operations@nycourts.gov

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If Your Summons was Returned, Stamped "Personal Appearance Required"

Please appear in person to respond to any letter you receive that states "Personal Appearance Required."

Please appear at the place and time stated in the letter.

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If You are Currently Serving as a Juror, and are Now Unable to Attend Jury Duty

If you are serving as a juror now, and are unable to attend today, please call the location where you are serving. The locations are as follows: (please do not email us if you are serving as a juror)

Location Phone Number
360 Adams Street
347 404 9904
320 Jay Street
347-404-9850
141 Livingston Street
347-404-9882
Grand Jury at 320 Jay St.
347-296-1863

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