Genesee County Jury Information

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 your local Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 

 

Phone Number:  585-201-5719                    Email:  geneseejury@nycourts.gov

 

 

      Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-585-201-5775.

These instructions are updated daily after 6:00 PM

Term Date:  

Trial Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:     

 

 EMERGENCY MESSAGE:  CLOSINGS DUE TO WEATHER ARE LISTED ON BUFFALO TV STATIONS 2, 4 AND 7

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 your local Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 

 

Phone Number:  585-201-5719                    Email:  geneseejury@nycourts.gov

 

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 585-201-5719 after 9:00 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 585-201-5719 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

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.

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.  There are restaurants within walking distance of courthouse.  You may also bring a lunch.  Meals are only provided for deliberating jurors.  All other meals are the responsibility of the juror.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  There is free public parking available in the parking lot behind the courthouse.  

Weather and Emergency Closings:  Jurors are instructed to check local radio/television stations  (Buffalo Channels 2, 4 and 7).  Also, as information becomes available, it will be updated on the call-in number 585-201-5775. 

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

Genesee County Courts Facility

One West Street

Batavia NY 14020

Trial Jurors report to Second Floor

Grand Jurors report to Second Floor

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Katherine M. Holvey

Genesee County Courts Facility

One West Main Street

Batavia NY 14020

Phone: 585-201-5719

Fax: 585-371-3955

Email the Commissioner:

geneseejury@nycourts.gov

Help

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