Erie 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 1-800-449-2819 after 6:00 PM

These instructions are updated daily after 6:00 PM

COURTS WILL BE CLOSED ON

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2020 IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

​NOTICE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF JURORS RE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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

If you have been summoned for Trial jury duty (white & green summons) for any location in Erie County beginning on November 16th, 2020 and continuing until further notice:

PLEASE DO NOT APPEAR AT THE COURTHOUSE.

If you have been summoned for Grand Jury (white & blue summons) for the term of service commencing on or after November 30 and may continue through December 31, you are NOT to report for the week of Monday, December 21 through Thursday, December 24, 2020.

 

You are to go about your normal business for the the week. However, you are hereby instructed to call back Thursday, December 24,  after 6 PM for reporting instructions regarding the week of December 28.

You must continue to call or check www.nyjuror.gov/erie as instructed

until you are told your service is complete

If you have any questions, call or email the Commissioner of Jurors Office.

​Phone Number: 716 845-2555     Email:eriejury@nycourts.gov

 

Were you recently sent a Jury Summons or Juror Qualification Questionnaire?

To subscribe to text and email alerting features for Jury service in NYS please visit www.nyjuror.gov. You must have your summons or questionnaire to sign up.

Your unique Juror Index Number is included on these documents and you will need

them to sign up for these alerts.

JURORS WE NEVER CALL YOU AND ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE TELEPHONE.

                        IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF JURORS

 

 

The NYS Unified Court System would like to assure you that your health and safety remain a top priority for us as we resume essential court operations, including jury service.

What to Expect When You Appear:

  • Regular deep cleaning of court facilities with enhanced cleaning of commonly used areas

  • Limited people in courthouse

  • Mandatory use of face masks by court personnel and court visitors

    • Please bring your own mask/face covering

  • Plexiglass barriers may be present at various locations (i.e. magnetometers, x-ray machines, assembly room desks)

  • Indicators, like blue tape, may be present in public areas to ensure physical distance of at least 6 feet (to meet social distancing standards)

  • Hand sanitizer for all court visitors

  • Temperature screening and questioning upon entry into the court facility

Please note the following:  

  • Commissioner of Jurors will continue to provide jurors with public wi-fi.

  • Bring your own pen/pencil and take it with you when you leave.

  • Bring your own books/magazines/electronic devices and chargers.

  • Jurors may bring their own resealable beverage and snack or food that does not require refrigeration. 

COVID-19

  • If you are currently experiencing flu like symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, were recently directed to quarantine or have been the caretaker for/have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please DO NOT appear at the courthouse.  Please contact the Commissioner of Jurors to discuss rescheduling your service if the above conditions apply to you.

                                                                                   

Additional questions please call 716 845-2555

General Information

Absence of Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call 716-845-2555 (press 5) after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 716-845-2555 (press 5) or 1-800-662-1220 for NYS Relay Service calls.

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.  You cannot enter the building before 9:00 am.

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.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  

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

Erie County Courthouse

25 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo NY 14202

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

Christine Farrow, Ph.D.

Deputy Commissioner 

Erie County Commissioner of Jurors

Room G12 Ground Floor

25 Delaware Avenue 

Buffalo NY 14202

Email the Commissioner:

eriejury@nycourts.gov

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