Important:   Check your summons for the correct time and date you need to call the recorded message system at 315-266-4400 .  

These instructions are updated daily at 5:00 PM. Additional information below in ( blue section )



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 a caretaker for or have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or if you have returned from travel abroad or from a State covered by Executive Order 205 within the last 14 days, please DO NOT appear for service. Please contact us at (315) 266-4411 if any of the above conditions apply to you.

Oneida County

Jury Information

Important Notice 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 and jury service in Oneida County. For your protection many precautionary measures including safety protocols have been implemented. The Jury staff is committed to your wellbeing while you participate in this Jury Process. 

What to Expect When You Appear:

  • Regular cleaning of court facilities with enhanced cleaning in the Jury area.

  • A separate entrance designated for Jurors only to enter the Courthouse - See below: Court Specific Policies

  • 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 throughout the facilities.

  • Hand sanitizers throughout the courthouse for all court visitors.

Please note the following: 

  • Jurors MUST bring their own pen and take their pen with them when they leave.

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

  • Jurors may bring their own resealable beverage and snack.

Court Specific Policies:

Jurors will enter the Utica Courthouse entrance on the Elizabeth Street side of the Courthouse. This ground floor entrance of the Courthouse faces Elizabeth Street with green signs (Jurors Entrance Only) with social distancing markers outside and inside of the Courthouse.



Juror - Instructions

Please Read  (  Section  C  ) of your Summons
Your Juror Number is located at the end of the first line in Section C 

Call  315-266-4400  For Recorded Juror Instructions
 These instructions are updated during the Term

The staff of the Oneida County Commissioner of Jurors Office appreciates your time and commitment to the Jury System

Thank  You  

James P. Goodman - Commissioner of Jurors







General Information

Absence of Emergency:

If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call at 315-266-4411 Phone Hours: Monday - Friday (8:30 am to Noon or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).

If you are a selected trial juror, please follow the instructions given to you by the presiding Judge. However, if an emergency arises and you are unable to report, please call the Jury Office 315-266-4411.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-266-4411 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Proper Attire:  Casual business attire is appropriate NO-shorts,tank tops,camisoles / NO-hats,t-shirts,sandals,flip-flops


Court Hours: Court normally operates from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm .Breaks are provided throughout the day and you may leave the courthouse for lunch. Court sessions rarely continue beyond 4:30 pm. IMPORTANT: Days with inclement weather conditions the earliest the courthouse opens is 8:30 am.

Electronics: Cell phones and other electronic devices may be used in the jury assembly rooms and other waiting areas.   However, cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and are prohibited during jury selection, trial proceedings and deliberations.  There is public access WIFI in the County courthouse.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  Many local restaurants are within a short walking distance of the Oneida County Courthouse.

Parking/Bus: 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.

Parking : 

Juror Parking - There is a Juror parking lot designated for Jurors at the Utica Oneida County Courthouse.

This Juror parking lot is located  at the corner of Elizabeth St and Park Ave with the entrance to the parking lot on Park Ave. 

Please note: This Juror Parking lot is marked with  Green Signs ( Oneida County Juror Parking Only )


Parking for other Courthouse locations in the Oneida County area will be addressed on the telephone recorded message system.


Centro Bus Transportation for Utica and surrounding areas:  For information call Centro Utica at 315-797-7803

Centro Bus Hub is located at  15 Elizabeth Street Utica one block away from the entrance to the Oneida County Courthouse.  

Centro Bus Transportation for Rome and surrounding areas:  For information call Centro Rome at 315-336-5310 

Birnie Bus 315-336-3950 - Call for Schedule - Rome to Utica or Utica to Rome

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.




James P. Goodman

Commissioner of Juror

Oneida County Courthouse

200 Elizabeth Street

Utica, NY  13501

( Ground Floor ) 

Jury Office: 315-266-4411

Fax: 315-266-4344

Jury Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

(Closed for lunch - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)

To E-mail the Jury Office:




Follow the instructions on your summons in Section C

Useful Links:

Submit Your Qualification Questionnaire

Information for Employers

Trial Juror's Handbook

Grand Juror's Handbook

To Postpone Your Jury Service  

(Trial & Grand Jurors please call)


Court Locations


   County/Supreme Courts

  ( 2 ) Court  Locations



  Oneida County Courthouse

   200 Elizabeth Street

Utica, NY  13501

Look for Green Signs - Jurors Entrance Only

Ground floor Juror entrance 

faces Elizabeth Street


(Rome) - No Elevator Service

Oneida County Courthouse

 302 North James Street

Rome, NY  13440



( 3 ) Court Locations

( Utica City Court )

411 Oriskany Street West 

  Utica, NY 13502

( Rome City Court ) 

100 West Court St

 Rome, NY 13440 

( Sherrill City Court )

373 Sherrill Road  

  Sherrill, NY 13461 


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