Otsego County Jury Information

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 1-607-322-3144.


These instructions are updated daily after 4:30 PM.


Message Date:  November 22, 2019

Trial Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:   Monday November 25, 2019



There are no emergency messages at this time 


Jurors summoned for Otsego County Court

on Monday, November 25, 2019, DO NOT need

to report. The case you were to have served on 

has settled. You do not need to do anything further 

and will receive credit as if you had served. 

  *** Please check this site again for updated information***   


The Commissioner of Jurors thanks all Jurors for your time, cooperation and contribution  to our system of justice.

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 607-322-3144 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 607-322-3144 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 4:30 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.  No social media may be accessed or used in reference to any case you sit on.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  Normally, there is a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break.

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

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

Otsego County Courthouse

193 Main Street

Cooperstown NY 

Courthouse Hours (Monday - Friday):

8:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00pm - 4:30 pm


Oneonta City Court - Public Safety

Building, 81 Main Street Oneonta, NY

City Court Hours (Monday - Friday):

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trial Jurors report to Jury Assembly Room

Grand Jurors follow instructions on your summons

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Michael McGovern

Otsego County Jury Office

Otsego County Office Building

Second Floor

Phone: 607-322-3144

Email the Commissioner: