Welcome to the web site for New York State’s Town and Village Courts (collectively known as the Justice Courts). Many New Yorkers will have their first
and only court experience in one of the almost
1300 locally-funded Justice Courts located
throughout New York State (except
for New York City).
These courts have jurisdiction over a broad range
of matters, including vehicle and traffic matters, small claims, evictions, civil matters and criminal offenses.
The next Taking the Bench Certification course for newly elected and/or appointed town and village judges is scheduled for April 8 - 13, 2013. The program will be conducted at the OCA Office of Justice Court Support located at 187 Wolf Road, Albany, NY.