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. Parking costs are reimbursed for jurors serving at locations where free parking is not available. These rates are set and established by the Legislature, not by the Court, and are subject to change.
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 ten 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. The courts do not keep track of the individual amounts for tax purposes, nor are W-2 forms prepared. If you have questions, you should seek an opinion from a tax professional; the courts cannot offer tax advice.