Seneca County Jury Information

Emergency Message           
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 have been summoned for Grand Jury, check your county information page to see if you are required to   appear, instructions below.
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. 
Phone number:   315-835-6230
To visit your county information page, select your county from the drop down on






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 315-835-6230 after 9:00 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-835-6230 or 1-800-622-1220 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.  Parking is available in the VFW Parking lot behind the Courthouse and at the former Sheriff's Department next to the Courthouse.

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

Seneca County Courthouse

48 W. Williams Street

Waterloo NY 13165

Trial Jurors report to Second Floor Courtroom

Grand Jurors report to Second Floor Courtroom

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Susan M. Maleski

Seneca County Courthouse

48 W. Williams Street

Waterloo NY 13165

Phone: 315-835-6230

Fax: 315-835-6234

Email the Commissioner:


Submit Your Qualification Questionnaire

Postpone Your Jury Service 

(Trial Jurors only)

postponement requests must be made within 10 days after receiving your summons

Information for Employers

Trial Juror's Handbook

Grand Juror's Handbook

Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded

message, please call 1-315-835-6230.  These instructions are updated daily at 6:00 PM 

Term Date:    

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