Onondaga County Jury Information

All trial jurors are on 'standby' and should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-315-671-1010.  If you had a previously postponed petit summons, your service is being deferred to a future date.  You will receive a summons approximately two weeks before your new date.  Dates will be randomly selected by our automated system.  


These instructions are updated daily at 5:00 PM 

Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:  All trial and grand juries



To the January 13, 2021 Grand Jury - Please call (315) 671-1010 after 5 pm on Tuesday, January 12 for reportinginstructions for Wednesday, January13th.

All trial juries have been temporarily suspended unless already in session.  If you have any questions, please call the office at (315) 671-1000 Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4 pm.

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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, including jury service.

What to Expect When You Appear:

  • Regular deep cleaning of court facilities with enhanced cleaning of commonly used areas

  • Limited people in courthouse

  • 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 (i.e. magnetometers, x-ray machines, assembly room desks)

  • Indicators, like blue tape, may be present in public areas to ensure physical distance of at least 6 feet (to meet social distancing standards)

  • Hand sanitizer for all court visitors

Please note the following:  

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

  • Bring your own pen/pencil and take it with you when you leave.

  • Bring your own books/magazines/electronic devices and chargers.

  • Jurors may bring their own resealable beverage and snack or food that does not require refrigeration.

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 315-671-1000 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-671-1000 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.  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.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  You can request restaurant handout.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Juror parking is located at the On-Center garage for a reduced rate of $4.00.

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

Onondaga/Syracuse Criminal Courthouse

505 South State Street


Syracuse NY 13202

Trial Jurors report to Room 120

Grand Jurors report to Room 120

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Sandra A. Schepp

Onondaga County Commissioner of Jurors

Room 120

Phone: 315-671-1000

Fax Number:  315-671-1161

Email the Commissioner: