Ontario County Jury Information


We never call and ask you for personal information.  NEVER give out personal information over the telephone.

General Information 

Absence Due To Emergency: If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call at 585-412-5298 after 9:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 585-412-5298 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Court Hours: Court normally operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm., with a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day.  Court sessions rarely continue beyond 5:00 pm.  * Please be advised the courthouse does not open until 8:30 a.m.

Electronics: Cell phones and other electronic devices may be used in the jury assembly area 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.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Reporting jurors are discouraged from parking in time restrictive parking areas as court schedules may not permit you to move your vehicle at the required time to avoid a ticket.

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.  Please do not bring sharp objects (nail file, knives, scissors, knitting needles, etc.)  they will be confiscated by Court Security and returned when you leave for the day.  

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




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

  hear recorded instructions, please call 1-585-412-5298.

   Term Date:  

Notice from the Commissioner of Jurors re: Coronavirus and Flu


In light of public health concerns arising over the coronavirus, please note the following:


(1) If you have been summoned as a standby trial juror beginning on March 23, 2020 or if you have

     been summoned for Grand Jury on April 2, 2020:

  • Please do not appear at the courthouse.  Your service has been suspended at this time.

                    You will hear from us in the future with another date for service.

(2) If you are a juror currently serving on grand jury:

  • You are NOT required to appear and your service is complete.

Please, feel free to call or e-mail with further questions or concerns.


Telephone:  #585-412-5298               E-mail:  ontariojury@nycourts.gov 

Thank you for your cooperation.


Court Locations

Ontario County Courthouse

27 North Main Street

Canandaigua NY 14424

Trial Jurors report to 1st Floor Information Desk

Grand Jurors report to 2nd Floor, South Courtroom

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Marcilyn L. Morrisey

Ontario County Courthouse

27 North Main Street

Canandaigua NY 14424

Phone: 585-412-5298

Fax: 585-412-5327

Email the Commissioner:



Submit Your Qualification Questionnaire

Postpone Your Jury Service  (Trial Jurors only)

postponement requests must be made within 10 days after receiving your summons

Information for Employers

Trial Juror's Handbook

Grand Juror's Handbook