Tompkins County Jury Information

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 trial 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, on March 23rd, please do not appear. Your service is complete. 

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: 607-216-6622

Thank you for your cooperation.



Updated March 27, 2020

Jurors summoned for Grand Jury on 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Do not report. Your service is complete.

Thank 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 607-216-6622 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 607-216-6622 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 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 not provided. We suggest parking in the Seneca Street parking garage or on a non-metered 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.

Court Locations

Tompkins County Courthouse

320 North Tioga Street

City Court

118 E. Clinton Street

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

Mary C. Hodges

Tompkins County Courthouse

320 North Tioga Street

Ithaca NY 14850

Phone: 607-216-6622

Email the Commissioner: