Courts & Criminal Justice
Pay, Mileage & Meals
You will receive compensation for your time and mileage while serving on jury Duty. Compensation is set by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Jurors receive $9 per day for the first three days of service and $25 per day for each day thereafter. Jurors also receive 37.5 cents per mile for mileage. Reimbursement is based upon a juror’s home address. You will be reimbursed for one round-trip per day to and from the courthouse.
You should receive a full compensation check three to four weeks following the completion of service. You should not call and inquire about your check until four weeks have passed.
Complimentary parking is available for jurors in certain parking garages. For more information, click here.
Employers are not permitted to terminate employees due to jury service.
Jurors are normally NOT provided meals. A meal will be provided if a jury is sequestered or in certain cases when a jury is deliberating over the lunch hour. Normally you receive an hour or more to purchase a meal at a place of your choosing or to consume a packed lunch from home.
While jury service may be inconvenient and a hardship in certain situations, it is an extremely important civic duty. Without citizens willing to serve as jurors, our system of justice would not exist. Most jurors find the experience to be educational and rewarding.