Yates County Jury Information

The NYS Unified Court System would like to assure you that your health and safety remain a top priority for us as we resume essential court operations, including jury service.
 
What to Expect When You Appear:
  • Regular deep cleaning of court facilities with enhanced cleaning of commonly used areas.
  • Limited people in the courthouse
  • Mandatory use of face masks by court personnel and court visitors
    • Please bring your own mask/face covering​
  • Plexiglass barriers may be present at various locations (i.e. magnetometers, x-ray machines)
  • Indicators, like floor markers, may be present in public areas to ensure physical distance of at least 6 feet (to meet social distancing standards)
  • Hand sanitizer is available for all court visitors
Please note the following:
  • Commissioner of Jurors will continue to provide jurors with public wi-fi
  • Bring your own pen/pencil and take it with you when you leave
  • Bring your own books/magazines/electronic devices and chargers
  • Bring your own bottled water
 
 
Please, call your local Commissioner of Jurors Office with further questions. 

 

Updated as of 11/13/2020

THIS MESSAGE IS DIRECTED TO THE JURORS ON TELEPHONE STANDBY 

Petit Jurors  

If you  have been selected for Jury service commencing on November 13, 2020 , please read below or call  315-835-6312 after 5:00 pm on Friday November 13, 2020 for recorded message .  Please have your sequence number available.  This number is on your summons.

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A SUMMONS FOR JURY DUTY FOR A TERM COMMECING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2020  AND YOUR SEQUENCE NUMBER IS 102-129, YOU WILL NEED TO REPORT TO THE YATES COUNTY COURT HOUSE AT 415 LIBERTY STREET PENN YAN NY 14527 AT 9:30 AM ON MONDAY  NOVEMBER 16, 2020 .   

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A MASK AND YOUR OWN PENCIL/PEN.  YOU MAY ALSO WISH TO  BRING YOUR OWN WATER .  NO OTHER FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED

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/  

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:

yatesjury@nycourts.gov

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