Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-845-208-7895.

 

These instructions are updated daily at 6:00 PM 

 

Term Date:
 

Trial and Grand Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:  

 

 

ALL 

 

Information on court closings is available here 

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE   

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU APPEAR:

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

*Limited people in court house

*Mandatory use of face masks by court personnel and court visitors (Please bring your own mask/face covering)

*Plexi-glass barriers may be present at various locations (i.e. magnetometers, X-ray machines, and 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 pencil/pen 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.

 

 

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.  If you are currently experiencing flu like symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, were recently directed to quarantine or have been the caretaker for /have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please DO NOT appear at the Commissioner of Jurors.  Please contact the Commissioner of Jurors to discuss rescheduling your service if the above conditions apply to 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 845-208-7855 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 845-208-7855 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.

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.  There are also computer work stations in the assembly room.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  There is ample free parking throughout the Courthouse campus. There is no need to use your parking pass attached to your summons.

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

Putnam County Courthouse

20 County Center

Carmel NY

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

Rudy Guigliano

Putnam County Courthouse

20 County Center

Carmel NY

Email the Commissioner:

putnamjury@nycourts.gov

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