Herkimer County Jury Information

Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear recorded message, please call 1-315-619-3401.

 

These instructions are updated daily at 4:30 PM

Term Date:   May 22, 2020
 

Trial Jurors - Reporting Instructions for: NO Jurors are to report at this time--See below

 

IN CASE OF COURT CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE TURN TO OUR LOCAL NEWS STATIONS 

                                          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 or are serving on a jury and:

(1) You have been directed to self-monitor for the coronavirus by a medical authority or an employer; or

(2) You have been diagnosed with the coronavirus; or

(3) You have serious flu symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath),

  • Please do not appear at the courthouse for jury duty service. 

  • Please report your situation to the Commissioner of Jurors at 315-619-3402 Immediately 

  • Your service will be temporarily postponed until this health emergency has passed.

  • If you are a juror currently serving on a grand jury: 

  • You are required to appear to continue your service until unless instructed not to do so. 

  •  Please EMAIL your local Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 

  •  Phone Number: 315-619-3402 no one is in the office to return your call at this time) 

  •   Email:  herkimerjury.nycourts.gov

                                                          Thank you for your cooperation.

                            If you receive a questionnaire, please do not lick the envelope to close when returning it.

                                                      Stay Safe and Healthy during this time!                                             

Happy Memorial Weekend!

April and March Current Seated  Jurors

DO NOT NEED TO APPEAR AT THIS TIME

Attention Current Grand Jurors: Your term will extend until a new Grand Jury is able to be sworn in.  No date has been scheduled. 

Please feel free to email me with questions  cmbrown@nycourts.gov

(Please be seated in Grand Jury room by 9:30 AM.  Additional dates may be added - please make sure all cell  

mailbox messages are set up and not full) 

Next Grand Jury Term  (TBA)

PLEASE COMPLETE SECTIONS 1-11 ON YOUR SUMMONS SIGN IT AND BRING IT WITH YOU

 Please check your summons for location and reporting instructions

There are several jury scams going around.  If you receive a call from any one asking for money please call my office immediately.

Please click on the link below to report any suspicious jury related calls https://www.identitytheft.gov/

Thank you for your commitment and your willingness to serve.

Christine M. Brown-Commissioner Of Jurors

 

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 315-619-3402 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-619-3402 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.

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 fast food and pizza restaurants on Main Street.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Free parking is allowed in the lot across from the courthouse, and additional parking is allowed behind the M&T Bank on Main 

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

Herkimer County Office Building 5th floor

301 N. Washington Street

Herkimer NY 13350

Trial Jurors report to 5th Floor

Grand Jurors report to 5th Floor

Town/Village Jurors check your summons for

instructions and reporting address

 

Please make sure you call the reporting number

for reporting instructions.

Commissioner of Jurors

Christine M. Brown

Herkimer County Commissioner of Juror

301 N. Washington Street  Rm 551

Herkimer NY 13350

Phone: 315-619-3402 
Fax: 315-266-4614

Email the Commissioner:

herkimerjury@nycourts.gov