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

These instructions are updated daily after 6:00 PM  

 

PLEASE TUNE IN TO YOUR USUAL RADIO AND NEWS OUTLETS FOR WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS. 

 

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS

BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

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 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. 

 

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

 

Phone Number:  716 845-2555 option 5            Email: eriejury@nycourts.gov 

 

Thank you for your cooperation

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 8:30 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.  There are also computer work stations in the assembly room.

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

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Reporting jurors are discouraged from parking at parking meters as court schedules may not permit you to replenish the meter. The Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel)  does offer a reduced parking rate for jurors. 

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