Tioga County Jury Information

Trial jurors should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 607-689-6100.


These instructions are updated daily at 5:30 PM 


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. 

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 607-689-6100 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 607-689-6100 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 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.  There are several restaurants within walking distance or a short drive.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Parking is available in the County lot next to CVS.

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

Tioga County Courthouse

Court Street

Owego NY 13827

Trial Jurors report to Main Courtroom

Grand Jurors report to Grand Jury Room

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Janean Cook

Tioga County Courthouse

P.O. Box 307

Owego NY 13827

Phone: 607-689-6100


Email the Commissioner: