Schoharie County Jury Information

All 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 518.453.8681.


These instructions are updated daily at 5:00 PM.


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There are no current emergency messages.

There are no current reporting instructions.

Thank you.

Notice from the Commissioner of Jurors re: Coronavirus and Flu

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

If you have been summoned for jury duty, beginning on March 16th and continuing until further notice:

·        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.


If you are a juror currently serving on a criminal trial, on a grand jury or on a civil trial where opening statements have been made:

·        You are required to appear to continue your service. 


Please, call or email your local Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 

Thank you for your cooperation.


Telephone reporting: local # 518.453.8681                  

E-mail reporting:

The Commissioner of Jurors thank all jurors for their 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 518-453-8681 after 9:00 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 518-453-8681 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 is a public access computer work station 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.  Reporting jurors are discouraged from parking at parking meters as court schedules may not permit you to replenish the meter.

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

Schoharie County Courthouse

290 Main Street

Schoharie NY

Trial Jurors report to third floor courtroom

Grand Jurors report to third floor courtroom

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

Commissioner of Jurors

F. Christian Spies

Schoharie County Commissioner of Juror

Supreme Court 

County Court

Phone: 518-453-8681


Email the Commissioner: