St. Lawrence 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 1-315-379-2270 or 1-800-479-5879.

These instructions are updated daily after 6:00 PM 








Updated:  Thursday, March 19, 2020                             Term Date:  March 24, 2020

The Jurors summoned for March 24th are excused.  You do not need to appear.

All Jury Trials have been suspended.

By order of the Chief Administrative Judge, due to the coronavirus, the Commissioner of Jurors Office is closed until further notice.  If you have a question or a concern, you can email me at

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 Monday, 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 or on a grand jury:
You are required to appear to continue your service.
Please call or email with further questions.
Thank you for your cooperation.

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 315-379-2270 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-379-2270 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. 

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 Courthouse parking lot, and behind the Harold B. Smith Social Services Building on Judson Street.

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.  Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated in this effort to keep our facilities safe.

Court Locations

St. Lawrence County Courthouse

48 Court Street

Canton NY 14202

Trial Jurors report to Courtroom

Grand Jurors report to Courtroom

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Melissa Sweet

St. Lawrence Commissioner of Juror

County Courthouse

48 Court Street, Room 257

Canton NY

Phone: 315-379-2270

Fax: 518-453-5962

Email the Commissioner: