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Court Houses
Supreme, County, City and District Courts
Hudson Valley

New York Courts
Brief Description of New York Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, is composed of a Chief Judge and six Associate Judges, each appointed to a 14-year term. New York's highest appellate court was established to articulate statewide principles of law in the context of deciding particular lawsuits. The Court thus generally focuses on broad issues of law as distinguished from individual factual disputes. There is no jurisdictional limitation based upon the amount of money at stake in a case or the status or rank of the parties.

New York Courts
Brief Description of New York Upstate Courts
Supreme Court, County Court, City Court, Family Court, Surrogate Court
Court of Claims, Towns and Village Courts

Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has broad authority over all categories of cases, including civil and criminal matters. The court generally handles civil matters seeking monetary damages greater than $25,000. It also hears cases where a party seeks to enjoin or stop certain actions by another party. The Supreme Court is the only court with the authority to address matters related to the termination of a marriage, including separation, annulment and divorce. While the Supreme Court has authority to hear criminal matters involving felonies (offenses punishable by a term of imprisonment that exceeds one year) generally outside New York City these matters are heard in the County Court.

County Court
The County Court is located in each county outside New York City. It is authorized to handle the prosecution of all crimes committed within the county. It has exclusive authority to handle trials in felony matters and shares authority with the local city, and town and village courts to handle trials in misdemeanor cases offenses punishable by a term of imprisonment that exceeds 15 days but does not exceed one year) and other minor offenses and violations (offenses punishable by a term of imprisonment that is less than fifteen days). The County Court also has limited authority to hear civil cases involving monetary awards of $25,000 or less.

City Court
The City Court exists in every city in the State and has authority to hear both criminal and civil matters. On the criminal side, the City Court is responsible for all Penal Law and City Code misdemeanors and minor offenses committed within the court’s regional boundaries. It also handles arraignments and preliminary proceedings in felony matters. In addition, the City Court is responsible for Vehicle and Traffic Law misdemeanors. On the civil side, the City Court hears civil actions seeking monetary awards in amounts up to $15,000, small claims proceedings involving claims up to $5,000 and disputed parking tickets. The court also handles landlord/tenant matters.

Family Court
The Family Court hears and determines most legal issues involving children and families. There is a Family Court within each county of the State which is authorized to hear matters relating to:

    Custody, visitation and guardianship
    Monetary support for children, spouses and ex-spouses
    Adoption
    Paternity
    Abuse and neglect of children
    Violence among family members
    Children accused of committing crimes
    Children in need of supervision

The Family Court does not handle proceedings involving separation, annulment or divorce. These matters must be brought in the Supreme Court, which has exclusive authority over such issues.

Surrogate Court
The Surrogate’s Court exists in every county in the State and handles all matters relating to wills, estates and property of deceased persons. The Surrogate’s Court also shares authority with the Family Court to hear adoption proceedings.

Court of Claims
The Court of Claims handles all civil cases seeking monetary damages from New York State. It has locations statewide.

Town and Village Courts
Town and Village Courts are located in towns and villages throughout New York State and hear both criminal and civil matters. On the criminal side, these courts are authorized to handle the prosecution of misdemeanors and violations that are committed within the town or village’s geographic boundaries. Town and Village Courts also conduct arraignments and preliminary hearings in felony matters. In addition, these courts hear Vehicle and Traffic Law misdemeanors and traffic infractions. On the civil side, the Town and Village Courts hear actions seeking monetary awards up to $3,000 and small claims proceedings for awards up to $3,000. These courts also handle landlord/tenant matters.

Court Houses in the Hudson River Valley
Supreme Courts, County Courts, City and District Courts,

3rd Judicial District
Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties
Supreme Courts


Albany County Supreme and County Courts
Albany County Courthouse, Room 102
16 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
518) 285-8989

Columbia County Supreme, County and Family Courts
Columbia County Courthouse
401 Union Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-7858

Greene County Supreme and County Courts
Greene County Courthouse
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 444-8760

Rensselaer County Supreme and County Courts
Rensselaer County Courthouse
Congress and Second Streets
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 285-5025

Ulster County Supreme and County Courts
Ulster County Courthouse
285 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 340-3377

9th Judicial District
Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties
Supreme Courts


Dutchess County Supreme, County & Surrogate's Court
10 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-1710

Orange County Supreme, County & Family Court
285 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone (845) 291-3111

Putnam County Supreme, County, Family & Surrogate's Court
    Supreme, County, and Family Court
    20 County Center
    Carmel, NY 10512
    Phone (845) 208-7805

    Surrogate's Court
    44 Gleneida Avenue
    Carmel, NY 10512
    Phone (845) 208-7860

Rockland County Supreme, County, Family & Surrogate's Court
1 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
(845) 638-5393

Westchester County Supreme & County Court
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone (914) 824-5300/5400

County Courts

Albany County Court
Albany County Judicial Center
6 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 285-8777

Columbia County Court
Columbia County Courthouse
401 Union Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-7858

Dutchess County Court
Calendar Clerk's Office
10 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 483-8200

Greene County Court
Greene County Courthouse
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone (518) 444-8750

Orange County Court
Clerk's Office
285 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: (845) 291-3111

Putnam Combined Courts
Putnam County Court
40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 208-7830

Rensselaer County Court
Rensselaer County Courthouse
Congress & Second Streets
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 285-5025

Rockland County Court
Rockland County Courthouse
One South Main Street, Suite 200
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-5393

Ulster County Court
Ulster County Courthouse
285 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3377

Westchester County Court
Westchester County Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 824-5300

City and District Courts

Albany City Court, Civil Part
Albany City Hall
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 518-453-4640

Albany City Court, Criminal Part
1 Morton Avenue
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 462-6714

Beacon City Court
(Dutchess County)
One Municipal Plaza, Suite 2
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: (845) 838-5030

Cohoes City Court
(Albany County)
City Hall, Room 7
97 Mohawk Street
P.O. Box 678
Cohoes, NY 12047-0678
Phone: (518) 233-2133

Hudson City Court
(Columbia County)
427-429 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-3100

Kingston City Court
(Ulster County)
One Garraghan Drive
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 338-2974

Middletown City Court
(Orange County)
Two James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: (845) 346-4050

Mount Vernon City Court
(Westchester County)
Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Phone: (914) 665-2400

New Rochelle City Court
(Westchester County)
475 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 654-2207

Newburgh City Court
(Orange County)
300 Broadway
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 483-8100

Peekskill City Court
(Westchester County)
Two Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
Phone: (914) 831-6480

Port Jervis City Court
(Orange County)
20 Hammond Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Phone: (845) 858-4034

Poughkeepsie City Court
(Dutchess County)
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 483-8200

Rye City Court
(Westchester County)
21 Third Street
Rye, NY 10580
Phone: (914) 967-1599

Troy City Court (Civil Part)
(Rensselaer County)
51 State Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 271-1604

Troy City Court (Criminal/Traffic)
(Rensselaer County)
51 State Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 271-1604

Watervliet City Court
(Albany County)
City Hall
#2 15th Street
Watervliet, NY 12189
Phone: (518) 270-3803

White Plains City Court
(Westchester County)
77 South Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 824-5675

Yonkers City Court
(Westchester County)
100 South Broadway, 2nd Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 377-6326

Family Courts


Albany County Family Court
30 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 285-8600

Columbia Family Court
Columbia County Courthouse
401 Union Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-0315

Dutchess County Family Court
50 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 431-1850

Greene County Family Court
Greene County Courthouse
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 444-8780

Orange County Family Court
285 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: (845) 291-3111

Putnam County Family Court
County Office Building
20 County Center
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 208-7805

Rensselaer County Family Court
Rensselaer County Courthouse
1504 Fifth Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 270-3761

Rockland County Family Court
1 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-5300

Ulster County Family Court
16 Lucas Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-0906
Phone: (845) 340-3600

Westchester County Family Court
County Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 824-5500

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www.courts.state.ny.us/litigants/courtguides/CtUsersOutsideNYC02.pdf
www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/9jd/Westchester/index.shtml




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