Oswego County Jury Information

If you have any questions or concerns about your jury service, please call 315-207-7563 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-315-207-7561.

These instructions are updated daily at 6:00 PM. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term Date:  To Be Determined

Trial Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:  ************

 

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 (where available).

  • 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.

Court Specific Policies:

All Judges, non-judicial personnel and court visitors shall wear masks while in the Courthouse.  Hand sanitizers and other washing facilities will also be available.  Everyone shall maintain a distance of at least six feet from other persons whenever possible.  A minimum number of people will be allowed in the Courthouse at any given time.  Advanced cleaning protocols will be used in all areas of the building. Potential jurors should bring their own masks and pens/pencils for their own safety.

 

Grand Jury:  January 8, 2021

Please be advised that jurors summoned for the January 8, 2021, have been summoned in a STAND-BY CAPACITY ONLY at this time.  Therefore, DO NOT appear at the courthouse or report for Grand Jury on January 8th.  Please check this website or call 315-207-7561 as instructed on your summons for further updates and instructions.    Thank you.

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 315-207-7563 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-207-7563 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.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Parking facilities are available.

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

Oswego County Public Safety Center

39 Churchill Road

Oswego NY 13126

Oswego County Courthouse

25 East Oneida Street

Oswego NY 13126

Trial Jurors report as directed by phone message to Supreme, County or City Court

Grand Jurors report to 39 Churchill Road -
Jury Assembly Room 

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

Commissioner of Jurors

James G. Cloonan

Oswego County Commissioner of Jurors

Public Safety Center

39 Churchill Road

Oswego, NY  13126

 

Phone: 315-207-7563

Fax:     315-237-6473

 

Email the Commissioner:

oswegojury@nycourts.gov

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