Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed. 

Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-607-873-9555

These instructions are updated daily after 5:00 PM.  

Please be sure to check your summons for the correct court location and time you are asked to report.



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

If you have been summoned for jury duty, beginning on March 16th and continuing until further notice:

  • Please do not appear at the courthouse.  Your service has been suspended at this time.  You will hear from us in the future with another date for service.

If you are a juror currently serving on a criminal trial, on a grand jury or on a civil trial where opening statements have been made:

  • You are required to appear to continue your service.

County Court GRAND JURORS with the initial reporting date of February 24th, 2020:  Your Grand Jury service has been EXTENDED indefinitely at this time.  The Jury Office will be in contact if and when you are required to appear in person.  Please keep the Jury Office informed of any changes to your contact information.

Thank you for your cooperation.


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


Telephone reporting: (607) 873-9449               E-mail reporting:

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 607-873-9449 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 607-873-9449 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay calls.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 9:00 am to 4:00 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.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Parking is available at the Eastowne Parking Garage located on Baldwin Street at the rate of $5.00 per day.

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.  Do not bring any of the following items with you: knives, razors, box cutters, tools, defense spray, scissors, knitting needles, metal or glass bottles or mugs, cameras, metal nail files or steel toe shoes.

Court Locations


Chemung County Courthouse

224 Lake Street

Elmira NY 14901

Chemung County Supreme Court

203 Lake St., 3rd Floor

Elmira NY 14901

Elmira City Court

317 E. Church St., 2nd Floor

Elmira NY 14901

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

Samantha A. Pike

Chemung County Commissioner of Juror

203 Lake Street, 6th Floor

Elmira NY 14901

Phone: 607-873-9449

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