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Syracuse City Court

Address & Phone

Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse
505 South State St.
Syracuse, N.Y. 13202-2104
Phone: 315-671-2700

Civil Div.:
Phone: 315-671-2782
Fax: 315-671-2741

Criminal Div.:
Phone: 315-671-2760
Fax: 315-671-2744

Traffic Div.:
Phone: 315-671-2770
Fax: 315-671-2743

Syracuse Community Treatment Court:
Phone: 315-671-2795
Fax: 315-671-2745

Community Court:
Phone: 315-671-2797
Fax: 315-671-2745

Adolescent Diversion Part:
Phone: 315-671-4665
Fax: 315-671-2745

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Court Terms & Holidays

Financial transactions requiring a same day receipt must be received before 4:00 PM.

Payments made after 4:00 PM will be considered the next day's business and can be made in the following forms only:

  • Cash - Exact change
  • Certified funds - Money Order or certified check
  • Credit card

If payment is made after 4:00 PM and you require a cash register receipt, you will need to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope so the receipt can be mailed to you after the payment is processed the next business day.

Return of bail will be processed between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. A valid photo ID and the original bail receipt are required.


Public parking is available near the courthouse for a daily rate. A limited number of metered handicap parking spaces are available on the street. See the Downtown Public Parking Map.

ADA Accessibility:
Building entrance is accessible. Contact court for specific accommodations.

From North/South: Take Route 81S, exit at Harrison St. Take Harrison St., turn right on State St.
From West: Take 690 E, exit at West Genesee St. Take West Genesee (turns into James St.), turn right on Montgomery St.
From East: Take 690 W, exit at Townsend St., turn right on Erie Blvd., then left on State St.

Public bus service (Centro) is available.

Chief Clerk
Lucia A. Sander

Deputy Chief Clerk
James Jecen

City Court Judge
Hon. Ross P. Andrews
Phone: 315-671-2787

City Court Judge
Hon. Vanessa E. Bogan
Phone: 315-671-2788

City Court Judge
Hon. James H. Cecile
Phone: 315-671-2772

City Court Judge
Hon. Mary Anne. Doherty
Phone: 315-671-2794

Supervising City Court Judge
Hon. Stephen J. Dougherty
Phone: 315-671-2772

City Court Judge
Hon. Theodore H. Limpert
Phone: 315-671-2788

City Court Judge
Hon. Rory A. McMahon
Phone: 315-671-2787

City Court Judge
Hon. Kate Rosenthal
Phone: 315-671-2787

City Court Judge
Hon. Karen M. Uplinger