Cortland 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 607-218-3365.





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, beginning on March 16, 2020 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.

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

Phone Number:  (607) 218-3365                           E-mail:

Thank you for your cooperation.


Please refer to above Notice.

This is applicable to all persons summoned to dates after and including March 16, 2020, until further notice.




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 607-218-3365 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 607-218-3365 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 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.  There are several restaurants within walking distance or a short drive.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Parking is available in the Courthouse parking lot or on streets adjacent to the Courthouse.

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

Cortland County Courthouse

46 Greenbush Street

Cortland NY 13045

Cortland City Court

City Hall

25 Court Street

Cortland NY 13045

Trial Jurors report to Rm. 201

Grand Jurors report to Rm. 201

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Elizabeth C. Wenz

Cortland County Commissioner of Juror

46 Greenbush Street - Room 100

Cortland NY 13045

Phone: 607-218-3365

Email the Commissioner: