Orleans County Jury Information

Trial and Grand jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.


These instructions are updated daily after 6:00 P.M.

You may also call 1-585-283-6655 to hear a recorded message.























Emergency Messages: 

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 green 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.

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


Court Specific Policies:

Due to COVID-19 the jury office is open limited hours each week, however, the Commissioner of Jurors will be working from home checking phone messages, emails, and faxes on a regular basis.  We are practicing social distancing and limiting the number of people entering the courthouse, therefore,

PLEASE DO NOT report to the courthouse for the purpose of requesting an excuse or postponement.  All requests must be made by telephone (585) 283-6659, email Orleansjury@nycourts.gov , fax (585) 283-6654, or mail PRIOR to your reporting date.


Please contact the Jury Commissioner to discuss rescheduling your service if the conditions below apply to you. 

  • You are currently experiencing flu like symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath)

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  •  You have been directed to quarantine/self-monitor for COVID-19 by a medical authority or

  •  You are the caregiver for/have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in
    the last 14 days

Term Date:    Thursday, January 7, 2021

Trial Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:   See Juror Information Below.

Grand Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:    Thursday, January 7, 2021

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 585-283-6659 after 8:30 a.m. on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 585-283-6659 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

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 during breaks.  They must be turned off during jury selection, trial, and grand jury sessions.  There is public access WIFI in the County courthouse.  

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  There are restaurants within walking distance of the courthouse.  You may bring your lunch but there is NO eating or drinking except water allowed in the courtroom.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking tickets.  The main entrance to the Court is located on East Park Street at the entrance to the parking lot and has access to an elevator.  If you need to make travel arrangements, the Orleans Transit Service phone number is 585-589-0707.

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.  Weapons or dangerous instruments of any kind are prohibited from the court buildings.  Your cooperation is appreciated in this effort to keep our facility safe.

Court Locations

Orleans County Courthouse

1 South Main Street, STE 4

Albion NY 14411

Trial Jurors report to 2nd Floor Courtroom

Grand Jurors report to 2nd Floor Courtroom. 

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Joyce M. McNutt

Orleans County Commissioner of Jurors

1 South Main Street, STE 4

Albion NY 14411-1497

Phone: 585-283-6659

Fax: 585-283-6654