Allegany County Jury Information

Jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-585-449-3460.  To speak with the Jury Commissioner call 1-585-449-3461.                          

 

These instructions are updated daily at 5:00 PM 

 

Trial jury summons is red and white.

Grand jury summons is blue and white.

Town/Village summons is yellow and white

If you require an excuse or postponement, call 585-449-3461 before your summons date. Documentation is required.

 

(Check here for emergency closings)

GRAND JURORS - Term beginning November 13, 2019:  

Return Dates:  

December 11th Still scheduled; All Jurors must report and be ready to begin at 9:00 A.M. 

Grand Jurors typically serve mornings only.  Complete the questionnaire on the back of your summons before you report and be prepared to hand it in when you arrive.  There is additional paperwork to be completed, please bring a pen and your reading glasses if necessary.  Do not bring any weapons including pocket knives.  Cell phone use is prohibited during jury proceedings.

If you are selected on the first to day to be on the Grand Jury, you will be required to return on two additional half days:  November 27th and December 11th.  

Jurors who report to court for the sole purpose of requesting an excuse or postponement will not be granted service credit, nor be paid. 

Court is RARELY canceled due to weather, however any emergency closing will be noted on this site as well as voicemail and local radio stations. Please read the information below for parking, etc.

TRIAL JURORS -

There is currently no reporting message for trial jurors.  Please check back after 5:00 PM on the last business day before your summoned date.   Thank you.

Town/Village Jurors:  

(Yellow and white summons)  Please call the number on your summons for reporting instructions or cancellations. 

We never call and ask you for personal information.  NEVER give out personal information over the telephone.

General Information

Absence or Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call at 585-449-3461 as soon as possible and leave a message explaining what the situation is.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 585-449-3461 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 4:30 pm.

Electronics: Cell phones and other electronic devices may be used in the jury assembly rooms and other waiting areas.  They must be turned off during jury selection and trial.  There is public access WIFI in the County courthouse.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  There is no dining facility in the building however, local restaurants are within walking distance.  

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Additional FREE parking is available for jurors at the corner of South St and Tracy Ave across from the OLD Belmont School.  It is a three block walk to the courthouse.  Handicap parking is available in the main lot in front of the building. 

Security: Court Officers are stationed throughout the court.  Members of the public must pass through a magnetometer to enter.  Please arrive early and allow extra time for this process.

Jury Pay:  Please check with your employer as soon as you receive your summons. The information form on your summons determines whether or not you are eligible to receive the jury pay from NYS.  Please click on the handbook links at the bottom of this page for more information.  

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Court Locations

Allegany County Courthouse

7 Court Street

Belmont NY 14813

Trial Jurors report to Third Floor

Grand Jurors report to Third Floor

Town/Village Jurors check your summons for instructions and reporting address

Commissioner of Jurors

Lisa O'Connell

Allegany County Courthouse

7 Court Street

 

Belmont NY 14813

Phone: 585-449-3461

Email the Commissioner:

alleganyjury@nycourts.gov

Help

Submit Your Qualification Questionnaire

If you have a Jury Questionnaire for a person who is unable to respond, please return the form with a note explaining what the circumstances are. 
You may email, fax or mail the form.

 

Postpone Your Jury Service  (Trial Jurors only)

Information for Employers

Trial Juror's Handbook

Grand Juror's Handbook