Dutchess 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 1-845-431-1790.

 

These instructions are updated daily after 5:15 PM       

 

Information on Court Closings is available here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term Date:   

Reporting Instructions for:   

Notice from the Commissioner of Jurors re: Coronavirus and Flu:  In light of public health concerns arising over the Coronavirus, please note the following: The Office located at 228 Main Street is closed. There is no one available at that location. Please correspond via email at dutchessjury@nycourts.gov. Thank you.

Please see above. 

Thank you.

Commissioner Scivolette-McCormack and her staff thank all jurors for your time, participation and contribution to our system of justice.

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 845-431-1780 after 9:00 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 845-431-1780 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Court Hours: Dutchess County Courts are open from 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, except State holidays.

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.  Wireless internet access is available in the Central Jury Room.  This access is public (non-secure), and you must have appropriate security protection

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity, or you may bring your lunch to the Central Jury Room.  Food and drink are not allowed in courtrooms.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  The following City of Poughkeepsie lots are available:  Financial Plaza Deck (across from Civic Center); Duro Lot (Main St. & Columbus Dr.); Liberty Street Lot (Liberty St.) and Academy Street (Academy and Cannon Streets).  Parking may also be available in the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.  Please put enough time on the meter to enable you to stay until at least 12:45 p.m. Jury Selection and Jury Duty may continue through the afternoon, but you will have a lunch break at 12:30 p.m., during which you will be able to move your car or add more time to your meter if necessary.  For further information regarding parking in the City of Poughkeepsie, please contact the Parking Department between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 451-4120.

Directions:  The Commissioner of Jurors Office is located at 228 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, 12601.  Please use

Google Maps Directions.

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

Dutchess County Courthouse

10 Market Street

Poughkeepsie NY 14202

Trial Jurors report to Central Jury Room

Grand Jurors follow the instructions on your summons

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Susan Scivolette-McCormack

Dutchess COJ Office

228 Main Street

 

Poughkeepsie NY 12601

Phone: 845-431-1780

Fax: 212-401-9128

Email the Commissioner:

dutchessjury@nycourts.gov