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Dutchess County Courthouses

Dutchess County Family Court
50 Market Street
Poughkeepsie NY 12601

This court handles:

Cases involving families and children EXCEPT for divorce, separation, and annulment (handled by Supreme Court). The main types of Family Court cases are: family offense (orders of protection/domestic violence); child custody, guardianship, and visitation; child and spousal support; adoption; paternity; child neglect and abuse; juvenile delinquency; termination of parental rights; and review of foster care placement.


Phone Numbers

General Info: (845) 431-1850
Fax: (845) 486-2510

Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ADA accessibility

Yes

Parking and additional information

DIRECTIONS TO COURTHOUSE:

FROM THE SOUTH (White Plains)
Take the Taconic Parkway North to Route 55 Poughkeepsie (West) (It will join up with Rt 44) As you enter the Town of Poughkeepsie, stay on 55. At the corner of 44/55 & Market Street you will notice the Grand Hotel on your left. After you pass the Hotel, keep left and go to second traffic light, make a left turn. Continue one block to first traffic light, turn left on Market Street. Dutchess Family Court is the second building on your left.

FROM THE NORTH (Albany)
New York State Thruway South to Exit 18 (New Paltz). Go through the toll booths, road splits - bear to the right and then make a right on 299. Stay on 299 to the end. Right at the light onto Route 9W South. Continue on Route 9W South through Highland and watch for signs to Mid-Hudson Bridge. Turn right on the ramp leading to Mid-Hudson Bridge (Route 44-55 East... Also called Church Street) go over Mid-Hudson Bridge. After you cross the bridge stay in your left lane (there are 3 lanes) turn left at the third light (Market Street) Dutchess Family Court is the second building on your left.

FROM THE WEST (Goshen)
Take 84 East to Route 9W North, Exit 10, last exit before Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Left off exit ramp onto Route 9W North, continue on 9W North to Mid-Hudson Bridge (Route 44-55)
Landmarks:
After you go thru Marlboro, go thru 3 lights (some distance between them)
You will pass a Mobil Station on your right at the 3rd light.
Strip mall on your right side and McDonalds.
Get in your right hand lane
Go over the Mid-Hudson bridge after you cross the bridge stay in your left lane (there are 3 lanes) turn left at the third light. Dutchess Family Court is the second building on your left.

NOTE:
Parking lot on your left between the 3rd building (Nelson House) and the 4th building (County Office Complex) directly across the street from the Bardavon Theater.

Additional parking further down Market Street at the Grand Hotel and across from the Grand Hotel. There are also additional parking lots in the area.




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