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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 is offering our Certification Course for newly elected or appointed Town and Village Justices. There is one six-day training session, and a one-day follow-up session. The sessions will be held March 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 and April 1, 2015 in Albany at the Office of Justice Court Support Training Room located at 187 Wolf Rd.(2nd floor), Albany, New York, 12205. Session 2 will also be held at the Office of Justice Court Support Training Room in July, 2014 (exact date to be determined).

Nearly 1,300 Justice Courts in New York State.