DUTCHESS COUNTY JURY INFORMATION
JURY MESSAGE FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Jurors should only report for Jury Duty when instructed to do so.
Please do not wait until your Jury ID No. is instructed to report to address any concerns.
The Commissioner of Jurors thanks all jurors
for your time, cooperation and contribution to our system of justice.
Absence or Emergency If illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, please call our office at 845-431-1780 after 9:00 a.m. on the day you are to report.
Accessibility If you have a disability and need accommodation, call 845-431-1780 or 1-800-662-1220 for relay call.
Court Hours The Dutchess County Courts are open from 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, except State holidays.
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. Wireless internet access is available in the Central Jury Room. This access is public (non-secure), and you must have appropriate security protection.
Meals There is a mid-day lunch break every day. There are numerous eateries in the vicinity, or you may bring your lunch to the Central Jury Room. Food and drink are not allowed in courtrooms.
Parking/Transportation The court does not pay for transportation fares, parking fees or parking violations. The following City of Poughkeepsie lots are available: Financial Plaza Deck (across from Civic Center); Duro Lot (Main St. & Columbus Dr.); Liberty Street Lot (Liberty St.) and Academy Street (Academy and Cannon Streets). Parking may also be available in the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Please put enough time on the meter to enable you to stay until at least 12:45 p.m. Jury Selection and Jury Duty may continue through the afternoon, but you will have a lunch break at 12:30 p.m., during which you will be able to move your car or add more time to your meter if necessary. For further information regarding parking in the City of Poughkeepsie, please contact the Parking Department between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 451-4120.
Directions The Commissioner of Jurors Office is located at 228 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, 12601. Please use
Security Court Officers are stationed throughout the court. Members of the public must pass through a magnetometer to enter.