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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 Office of Court Administration offers Certification Course or newly elected for appointed Town and Village Justices. The next training session is held at the 3rd Judicial District Office, 2500 Pond View, 1st Floor, Castleton-on-Hudson December 5-10, 2016.

Justice Court Manual -This manual offers town and village governments best practices and advice relating to the fiscal and operational management of justice courts (current as of January 31, 2015).

Nearly 1,300 Justice Courts in New York State.