Guide to the NY State Court System


Structure of the NYS Courts

 


Town and Village Justice Courts

  • Many patrons contacts with the courts will be through Town and Village Justice Courts.
  • There are more than 1300 Town and Village Justice Courts.
  • Approximately 2200 Justice Court judges handle two million cases a year, both civil and criminal matters.
  • Landlord/Tenant matters: Summary Eviction Proceedings.
  • Small Claims (up to $3,000.00).

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