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Albany County Court


Address

Albany County Court
Albany County Judicial Center
6 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-285-8777
Fax: 518-436-3986

COUNTY COURT JUDGES
Hon. Stephen W. Herrick
Hon. Peter A. Lynch

Chief Clerk
Charles E. Diamond

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except State Holidays)

 

Albany County Courthouse

Introduction

The County Court is located in each county outside New York City. It is authorized to handle the prosecution of all crimes committed within the county. It has exclusive authority to handle trials in felony matters and shares authority with the local city, town and village courts to handle trials in misdemeanor cases (offenses punishable by less than one year in prison) and other minor offenses and violations. The County Court also has limited authority to hear civil cases involving monetary awards of $25,000 or less.

Although the County Court is primarily a trial court, in the Third and Fourth Departments it also has appellate jurisdiction over cases originating in City, Town and Village Courts. Appeals from the County Courts are generally heard in the Appellate Division.

Directions and Parking

From I-787 South: Exit at Clinton Avenue (Route 9), and turn Left onto South Pearl Street. Turn right onto State Street. Go straight on State Street for two blocks. Make a right onto Eagle Street. The Courthouse is on the third block on your right hand side. Enter the building from Lodge Street.

On-street metered parking is available throughout downtown. Some meters expire every two or four hours, depending on the location. These meters cost .25 cents for 12 minutes of parking. Expired meters will be ticketed, which start at a minimum of $15.00.

Handicap parking is available in the front (Eagle Street) and back (Lodge Street) entrances of the County Courthouse. This is also metered parking. The Crowne Plaza has handicap spaces available as well.

Bus service is available from several locations throughout the county to downtown Albany.