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Richmond County Administration

Supervising Judge

Hon. Philip S. Straniere
Supervising Judge

Deborah Tortorice
Clerk of the County




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Richmond Civil Court


Photo of Hon. Philip S. Straniere, Supervising Judge Richmond County Civil Court The Civil Court Judges of Richmond County and the Housing Court Judge assigned to the borough are proud to welcome you to our historic courthouse in the West Brighton section of Staten Island.

The Richmond County Civil Court was created as part of the New York City Civil Court in September 1962. A separate citywide Housing Part was established in October 1973. Our Castleton Avenue courthouse, was completed in 1927 during the Governor Alfred E. Smith and Mayor James J. "Jimmy" Walker administrations.

Today the Richmond County Civil Court serves our borough of over 450,000 people in our civil, small claims and housing part.













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