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Justice Court


Alden Village Court

 

Village Justice

Hon. Michael W. Cole 

 

Associate Village Justice

Hon. Robert F. Woods 

 

Court Clerk

Diane Casell

Contact Information

13336 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004
Phone: (716) 937-9216 Ext. 114     Fax: (716) 937-8936
E-mail: DCasell@nycourts.gov

 

Office Hours
Monday & Tuesday 9-5

 

The Village Justice who is elected for a four-year term of office heads the Village Court.

The Associate Village Justice is available in the event of absence of the Village Justice. The Acting Village Justice is appointed by the Mayor. The Court Clerk, upon recommendation of the Village Justice is appointed by the Mayor.


All Criminal, Civil and Small Claims Court proceedings are open to the public. If you are interested in learning more about our court, please feel free to observe the proceedings.

 

Adjournments
Adjournments will only be granted for good cause shown.

 

Resolution of Vehicle and Traffic Violations
ONLY FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS:

1). A not guilty plea is made by signing and dating Section B on the right side of the summons and mailing it to the Court or bring it with you the night of court date found on your ticket to speak with the Village Prosecutor.
2). A guilty plea is made by signing and dating Section A and mailing the summons to the Court. The fine will be determined by the Judge and mailed back to you, this then must be paid promptly.

 

Traffic Misdemeanor or Felony
YOU MUST APPEAR IN PERSON FOR ARRAIGNMENT

Payments
Acceptable payments include Visa, MasterCard, Cash, or money orders/ local personal checks.

• PLEASE NOTE: A SERVICE FEE OF 2.99% OF THE PAYMENT AMOUNT WILL BE ASSESSED ON ALL CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS.

 

Small Claims
You may file a Small Claims matter at the Court Clerk’s Office. Small Claim proceedings may be brought by any individual against anyone who resides or owns a business in the Village of Alden. It is the petitioner’s responsibility to make sure the residence/business is in the Village of Alden.
The maximum claim allowed is $3,000. If the amount you are suing for is $1.00 to $1,000.00, the filing fee is $10.00. If the amount you are suing for is $1,001.00 to $3,000.00, the filing fee is $15.00.
The filing fee is payable upon filing the application.

 

Court Sessions

1st Monday is Vehicle and traffic at 4:30 pm          

3rd    Monday is Civil at 5:00 pm and Criminal at 6:00 pm   

(If Monday is a holiday, court is held the Tuesday after)