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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.

Important Information

The next Taking the Bench Certification course for newly elected and/or appointed town and village judges is scheduled for December 8 – 13th. The program will take place at the 3rd Judicial District Offices in Castleton-on-Hudson. Newly elected/appointed judges are encouraged to reach out to their Judicial District Administrative Office for more information.

Nearly 1,300 Justice Courts in New York State.