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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 2018 Association of Towns of the State of New York Training School and Annual Conference (AOT) will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, NYC from February 19 through February 20, 2018.  

In collaboration with AOT, the Office of Justice Court Support (OJCS) will present our Core A and Core B Advanced Judicial Education Program on February 19 and February 20, 2018, on the 9th Floor in the Marquis Ballroom (schedule).

Judges planning on attending the conference are certainly welcome to register with the Association of Towns in order to receive the negotiated room rate and/or access to the Association of Towns programming.  However, judges may attend the OJCS Advanced Judicial Education Program without having to formally register with the AOT.

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.