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Ithaca City Court


118 E. Clinton Street,
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-216-6660
Fax: 607-277-3702

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday - 8:15 am to 3:45 pm
(excluding state holidays)

City Court Judges

Hon. Judith A. Rossiter, Judge
Hon. Scott A. Miller, Judge

Chief Clerk

Ronna J. Collins, Chief Clerk

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Court Schedule and Prosecutor Assignment of Cases

Small Claims Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Summary Proceedings (Evictions) Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Criminal Court Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (District Attorney present in Court) and scheduled Fridays at 9:00 a.m. (District Attorney present in Court)
See below this table for assignment of cases
Traffic Court Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. (District Attorney present in Court)
Drug Court Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. 

Upon agreement between the District Attorney of Tompkins County and the City Attorney of the City of Ithaca, cases are assigned for prosecution in the Ithaca City Court as follows:

Cases Assigned to the District Attorney:

  • All felonies
  • All misdemeanors (including 'local' law misdemeanors)
  • All 'state' law violations (Transportation and Traffic Law infractions)
  • 'Local' law violations which are paired with at least one of the above types of cases (with the exception of ABC violations which are paired only with 'local' law violations - see "Cases Assigned to the City Attorney")

Cases Assigned to the City Attorney:

  • Ithaca City Code 'local' law violations
  • Building Code 'local' law violations (including garbage, unshoveled sidewalk, unmowed grass violations)
  • SPCA violations (including unlicensed dogs, unleashed dogs)
  • 'local law' violations which are paired only with an ABC violation