How are jurors paid?
The State Legislature has authorized the court to pay jurors a fee for each day that they report for jury duty at the courthouse, plus mileage round-trip from home to the courthouse. These rates are set and established by the Legislature, not by the Court, and are subject to change. Parking costs are reimbursed for jurors serving in locations where free parking is not available.
Payments to jurors are processed by the Administrative Ofﬁce of the Courts (AOC). Requests for juror payments are submitted to the AOC by each court on a biweekly basis, and checks are then mailed directly to jurors 10 working days after the end of the biweekly period. It may, therefore, be a full 30 days after you serve on a jury before you receive a check in the mail. It is important that you make sure that court records accurately reﬂect your address.
You are responsible for keeping records of the money you earn as a juror. If you have questions, you should seek an opinion from a tax professional; the courts cannot provide tax advice.