Below are a few frequently asked question (FAQ's) about Jury Duty in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

This information pertains to jury duty in the United States District Court (Federal Court). If another Court summoned you, please contact that Court for information. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York summons juror from the following counties: New York, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan.


Would the Jury Department or any other Court personnel ever call and request personal identifying information such as a social security number or any other sensitive information?

How can I get proof of my jury service?

Is there a dress code?

How can I get travel directions to the courthouse?

What if I drive my car to jury duty?

Will I be paid for my jury service?

Why must I serve in New York City?

May I transfer my jury service to either the White Plains or the Manhattan courthouse?

Can I get a postponement or permanent excuse?

Why must I call the evening before I appear for jury duty?

How long will I serve?

How often must I serve jury duty?

How do I know that the Court’s E-JUROR website is secure?

Can I complete the Juror Qualification Questionnaire form on-line?

What if I receive a a Juror Qualification Questionnaire?

Is jury duty mandatory?

A Word of


By serving jury duty you are participating in the administration of justice. There is no more valuable service that a citizen can perform in support of our democratic Government than the good faith performance of jury duty. We hope you find your jury service to be an interesting and rewarding experience.