Dutchess County Family Court
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.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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
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
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)
After you go thru Marlboro, go thru 3 lights (some distance between
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.
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.