Westchester 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 grand jury, please continue to check this website for reporting instructions.  Do not appear at court until instructed to.

Grand Jurors summoned for March 24th, do not appear at the courthouse on March 24th. Your service has been suspended. You do not need to appear or check for furthering reporting instructions. 

If you have been summoned for trial jury duty, to a court location in Westchester County, 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 the Westchester County Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 

Phone Number: (914) 824-5620           Email: WestchesterJury@nycourts.gov

 

All TRIAL JURORS should report to court ONLY when instructed.  Your summons indicates the date your jury service begins and it provides your Juror call in ID#.  Trial jurors report for service only when their Juror ID# is listed in the range of numbers below, or if it is listed on the recorded message (914-824-5600 OPTION #1).  Jurors should check this website or call the evening before they are summoned to start jury duty, AND everyday during that week, after 5:00 PM.

GRAND JURORS are summoned for a 4 week period and will be required to serve two or three days a week.

City Court Jurors and Town/Village Jurors check your summons for instructions.

Please review the reporting instructions below, or to hear a recorded message, please call 1-914-824-5600.

These instructions are updated daily at 5:00 PM 

Term Date:  Jury Service is suspended at this time
Trial Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:  Jury Service is suspended at this time

 

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 914-824-5620 after 8:30 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 914-824-5620 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.

Attendance Verification: Jurors will be given a certificate of service as verification of their service.  This may be used for your employer, and for a 4 year exemption from Federal jury duty and a 6 year exemption from State and local jury service. 

 

Court Hours: In case of inclement weather, listen to your local TV or Radio Stations, check website or call 914-825-5600 (select option #1) after 7:30 am on the day you are to report for jury duty, for information on court closings or court delays.  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.  You cannot enter the building before 8:45 am.

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.  There is a coffee shop in the courthouse lobby which has refreshments, soft drinks, bagels, rolls, sandwiches and snacks.  There are also many restaurants within walking distance of the courthouse and in the Mall located across the street.

Parking/Transportation: Jurors should park in the Library or Galleria Parking Garages,  located on Martine Ave. between South Lexington Ave. and Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Park at a RED (12 hour) or BLUE (3 hour) meter and put in enough time on the meter to enable you to stay until 1:00 p.m.  Jury Duty may continue until 5:00 p.m., but you will have breaks during the day and will be able to add more time to your meter, if necessary. You will need your parking receipt with you to extend your time during the day. Please DO NOT leave it in the car. Oversized vehicles must use the Hamilton Ave. lot. Do NOT park on the street, as those meters will not provide sufficient time for jury selection. Once you are selected for a trial, FREE parking will be provided. The court does not pay for transportation, parking fees nor parking violations. 

 

Grand Jurors will report at 1:00 PM on the first day of jury duty, and have to put in enough time on the meter to enable them to stay until 4:30 PM.

Prior Service: If you have served on either Federal or City court within the past 6 years, please bring proof of service with you.

 

Security: Court Officers are stationed throughout the court.  All jurors and public must pass through a magnetometer to enter.  Please arrive early and allow extra time for this process.  Firearm, knives, scissors, pepper spray and dangerous instruments are prohibited in the court building and will be confiscated. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated in this effort to keep our facility and all court users safe.

ADVISORY WARNING: Please be advised that the NYS Unified Court System does not call, e-mail, nor mail prospective jurors to request financial information, such as credit card #s, bank accounts, Social Security #s, nor personal information about your family. DO NOT PROVIDE this kind of information to anyone claiming to represent the Court System. If you receive this type of request, please contact the Westchester County Commissioner of Jurors Office @ 914-824 -5620.

Court Locations

Westchester County Courthouse

111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

White Plains NY 10601

Directions to the Westchester County Courthouse are available on Printable Directions or Google Maps Directions

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

Dr. Betty L. Campbell

Westchester County Daronco Courthouse

Lobby - Central Jury Room

Phone: 914-824-5620

 

Email the Commissioner:

westchesterjury@nycourts.gov