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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 for newly elected or appointed Town and Village Justices.

Due to a conflict with the original venue, we have adjusted the date and location of the upcoming Taking the Bench certification training.  We will be conducting the training during the week of December 11 – 16, 2017 rather than the originally scheduled week. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE HOLDING THIS TRAINING AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN PREVIOUS TTB SESSIONS. The training will now be held at the Radisson Hotel Albany 205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205.

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.