Cattaraugus County Jury Information

Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-716-379-6655.


These instructions are updated daily at 6:00 PM





Notice from the Commissioner of Jurors re: Coronavirus and Flu


In light of public health concerns arising over the coronavirus, please note the following:


If you have been summoned for jury duty or are serving on a jury and:

(1) You have been directed to self-monitor for the coronavirus by a medical authority or an employer; or

(2) You have been diagnosed with the coronavirus; or

(3) You have serious flu symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath),


  • Please do not appear at the courthouse for jury duty service. 

  • Please report your situation to the Commissioner of Jurors at the telephone number or email address listed below.  

  • Your service will be temporarily postponed until this health emergency has passed.


Thank you for your cooperation.


Telephone reporting: local #  716-379-6655.  E-mail reporting: local email


Coronavirus and Flu

If you are a juror please be aware, as of March 16th, 2020,  in response to COVID-19 the courts have greatly reduced their activity.   All SERVING Grand Jurors your service has been extended by Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge.  Any service for the Month of April has been cancelled.  Please log in on June 1, 2020 for further reporting instructions.   


Please, call or email your local Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 


Phone Number:(716) 379-6639                                       Email:CATTARAUGUSJURY@NYCOURTS.GOV



Thank you for your cooperation.

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

General Information

Absence of Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call at 716-379-6641 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 716-379-6641 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm., with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 5:00 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.  Little Valley Location: YOU MAY BRING A BAGGED LUNCH, OR THERE IS A SNACK BAR ON THE FIRST FLOOR THAT SERVES A DAILY LUNCH SPECIAL.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Little Valley Location:  THERE ARE 2 PARKING LOTS FOR JUROR USE, THE MAIN PARKING LOT LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF 8TH STREET AND COURT, AND THE REAR PARKING LOT LOCATED IN THE BACK OF THE COUNTY 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.

Court Locations

Cattaraugus County Courthouse

303 Court Street 

BLittle Valley NY 14755

Trial Jurors report to Jury Assembly Room

Grand Jurors follow instructions on your summons

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Verna Dry

Cattaraugus County and Supreme Court

303 Court Street - 2nd Floor

Little Valley NY 14755

Phone: 716-379-6641

Email the Commissioner:


Submit Your Qualification Questionnaire

Postpone Your Jury Service  (Trial Jurors only)

postponement requests must be made within 10 days after receiving your summons

Information for Employers

Trial Juror's Handbook

Grand Juror's Handbook