If you received a Jury Summons - Jury Instructions will be listed here the weekend prior to your term date.
If you received a Jury Questionnaire - Please complete online at www.nyjuror.gov/qualify
or by phone at 1-866-648-4880
or return by mail.
If you are at least 18 years of age, have not been convicted of a felony and a US Citizen you are QUALIFIED to serve.
Commonly asked questions:
*If you are Qualified to serve and it is an inconvenient time you still must complete the questionnaire. Once you are summoned you will be entitled to a postponement to a different time frame.
*THIS INCLUDES COLLEGE STUDENTS. College students are eligible to serve and need to complete the questionnaire. A student away may complete the questionnaire online or over the phone needing only the Index number. Once summoned, a student can postpone to a break or a recess.
*We will work with you to make your jury experience as convenient as possible.
*We may be able to accommodate jurors regarding your individual medical needs,please call 518-267-3160 or email ColumbiaJury@NYCourts.gov
Please know the Courthouse is handicap accessible and an elevator is available.
*If a questionnaire was received for a person who no longer lives at the address - The questionnaire should be forwarded to them so they can provide the needed documents.
Jurors are summoned from ACTIVE residential source lists such as Dept. of Motor Vehicle, Board of Elections, and Income Tax lists. ALL LISTS NEED TO BE UPDATED WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE in order not to receive future notices from Columbia County.
If you are not a US Citizen: Please submit copy of Green Card or Passport or Employment Authorization Card
If you have been convicted of a Felony : Please submit Certificate of Disposition or Certificate of Conviction(If you have a Certificate of Good Conduct or Relief from Civil Disabilities, you are eligible to serve)