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 Delays or Closings Check this website or call (845) 476-3604, select option 1, after 7:30a.m. on the
day you are to report for Jury Duty or listen to local radio stations for any updates.
Certificates of Service Jurors will be given a Certificate of Service as verification of the dates they served.
This certifies your service for your employer, a 4 year exemption from Federal Jury Duty and a 6 year exemption
for State and Town/Village service.
Excusals or Temporary Exemptions from Jury Service: (submit with summons or questionnaire)
Medical: A statement by a licensed physician, psychiatrist or psychologist setting forth
diagnosis of the mental or physical condition, a prognosis of the length of time
the condition is expected to last and a conclusion that the juror is physically or
mentally not capable of performing jury service.
Age: Jurors 70 year of age or older may request to be excused because of their age.
Please submit in writing....include date of birth.
Caregivers: Statement from the applicant that he or she is the primary caregiver and setting
forth circumstances necessitating the caregiving services of the applicant, the
hours that the applicant provides such care. (Temporary Exemption: 2 years)
Financial Hardship: Jurors who are self employed or are not compensated from their employer while
serving jury duty, must submit a letter verifying their hardship. Self employed may
submit a business card or letterhead. Those not compensated must submit letter
stating who they work for and work hours. (Temporary Exemption: 2 years)
College Students: Submit copy of student ID or transcript. (Temporary Exemption: 2 years)
Non-Citizen: Copy of Visa, Green Card, Passport or Permanent Registration Card.
Non-Resident: Copy of Lease, Utility Bill, Driver's License, etc., with name and new address on it.
Felony: Date, Location and Felony Committed.
Inability to Verification by someone other than potential juror stating that juror is unable to
Understand and serve due to lack of understanding the English Language.
Clergy: Letter stating that Juror is a Member of the Clergy and this is their sole occupation.
Transportation: Copy of State Issued ID or letter stating that the juror has no transportation to and
from the Courthouse. (Temporary Exemption: 2 years)
Armed Services: Letter stating currently serving in the armed forces, discharge date.
Service in Another Submit Certificate of Service.