Monroe 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: 

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If you are a GRAND JUROR who has been summoned to report on April 1st - your service has been suspended - DO NOT report on 4/1 - do NOT come to the Hall of Justice - we will contact you after the crisis is over for future jury service.

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If you have been summoned for TRIAL jury duty beginning on March 23, 26, 30th and April 2nd.

Your service has been suspended at this time. 

You will hear from us in the future with another date for your service, please do not contact us until you are notified of future service.    Please do NOT come to the Hall of Justice - you do not have to check any further for reporting instructions.

Thank you.

 

Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below.

****If this web site has not been updated please call 585-371-3852 if your jury service begins on a Monday or Tuesday or 585-371-3854 if your jury service begins on a Thursday to hear a recorded message of the reporting instructions.****

Reporting Instructions for 

 Please refer to the information printed in red at the top of this web site.

General Information

Absence in case of Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call our office at 585-371-3833 after 9:30 a.m. on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 585-371-3833 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Deaf jurors are asked to contact us as soon as practical to make arrangements for ASL interpreting.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 5:00 p.m..

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 Hall of Justice. 

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday. The Hall of Justice has a Food Stand which sell sandwiches, salads, prepackaged foods and beverages. Jurors can bring their own food, we have a refrigerator and microwave. Do not bring any meal utensils or glass bottles as they are considered to be potential weapons.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations. Check the link below to downtown Rochester for a parking map. Plan your trip accordingly to allow time to find parking and arrive on time.  There is a wide variety of choices with different costs and distances from the Hall of Justice. 
See
City of Rochester's Parking.

Security: Court Officers are stationed throughout the court. Members of the public must pass through a magnetometer to enter.  Please allow thirty minutes for security screening.  Do not bring items that are potential weapons such as glass bottles, metal forks, knitting needles, pocket knives, scissors or any other metal utensil or tool. 

Jury Pay: Please check with your employer as soon as you receive the summons. We will collect the information when you check-in on your first day of service.

Court Locations

Monroe County Hall of Justice

99 Exchange Blvd

Trial Jurors Report to the Central Jury Room

Grand Jurors follow instructions on your summons

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Charles G. Perreaud

To contact the Jury Office

Phone: 585-371-3833  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Email:MONROEJURYOFFICE@nycourts.gov

Fax: 585-371-3850

Regular Mail:

Monroe Jury Office

29 Hall of Justice

Rochester NY 14614