Going to Richmondville Town Court? Here’s what you need to know.

Going to Richmondville Town Court? Here’s what you need to know.

Stephanie Cortes
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The City Court in Richmondville, New York is where you can:

  • Contest vehicles and traffic matters
  • Appear in small claims court
  • Take action against or respond to action from your landlord
  • Attend court in response to misdemeanor criminal offenses (disorderly conduct, possession of controlled substance in sevent degree, (DWI) Driving While Intoxicated, etc.)
  • Appear in small claims and file a small claim case or counterclaim for up to $3000  

 

When to show up:

  • Civil, small claims, and evictions are at 9:00 a.m.
  • Traffic: is closed for the moment until District attorney is back in office due to the coronavirus. Once opened, they will mail out letters with your court day.
  • Criminal calendar is at 10:00 a.m.

 

Important tips:

  • All non-essential appearances have been posptoned at Richmondville Town Court until August or September. Once they resume they will send you court date.
  • Call New York State Unified Court System Coronavirus Hotline at 833-503-0447 to see if your cases has been postponed or if it’s an essential matter. Essential court cases may be conducted virtually during the Covid-19 crisis. 
  • You will pass through a metal detector upon entry.
  • When open the public will be prohibited from sitting on court chairs to prevent the spread of the coronavirus until further notice.
  • When open individuals will enter only one at a time.
  • Richmondville will NOT hold court for Vehicle & Traffic or Penal Law due to COVID-19 until the District Attorney’s Office opens.
  • Parking is free.
  • You will need to pay fees associated with your appearance. 
  • You can always hire an attorney, even for landlord/tenant issues or traffic offenses. Court Buddy can help you find an affordable lawyer. 

 

Their address is: 

Court Location: 

Richmondville Town Court

340 Main St. 

Richmondville, NY  12149

Schoharie County

 

Or 

 

Court Mailing address: 

104 municipal lane, P.O. Box  7 

Richmondville NY 12149

 

Their phone number is:

(518) 294-8851 

 

Email for questions:

richmondvilletowncourt@nycourts.gov

 

Their hours are:

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Monday - Tuesday

 

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday

 

Closed

Thursday - Sunday

 

More resources:

  1. http://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/COVID_Mask_Poster.pdf

  2. https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/government/town-of-richmondville/richmondville-town-justice-court-clerk/

  3. https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/PdfFiles/COVID19/5_11_ReopeningStatement.pdf

  4. https://www.nycourts.gov/

    This article is intended to convey generally useful information only and does not constitute legal advice. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author, not LawChamps.

 

 

 
Stephanie Cortes

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