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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

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