Yates 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 1-315-835-6312.


These instructions are updated daily at 6:00 PM 


Term Date:  


Grand Jurors - Reporting Instructions for:   


Updated as of 3/13/2020

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. 


Phone Number: 315-835-6312                                            Email: yatesjury@nycourts.gov



Thank you for your cooperation.



Thank you for your service!

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 315-835-6312 after 9:00 am on the day you are to report.

Accessibility: If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 315-835-6312 or 1-800-662-1220 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 silenced in the courtroom.

Meals: There is a mid-day lunch break everyday.  Several restaurants are located on Main and Liberty Streets. You may check FLXLunch.com for a listing of local restaurants and their daily specials. https://www.flxlunch.com/   There is also a refrigerator available for your use should you choose to pack a lunch.

Parking/Transportation: The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations.  Parking is available in the lots off Main Street and Liberty Street and at the Baptist Church and the Presbyterian Church.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE LIBRARY.

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

Yates County Courthouse

415 Liberty Street

Penn Yan NY 14527

Trial Jurors report to 2nd Floor Lobby

Grand Jurors report to 2nd Floor Lobby

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

Commissioner of Jurors

Carol B. Winslow

Yates County Courthouse

415 Liberty Street

Penn Yan NY 14527

Phone: 315-835-6312

Email the Commissioner: