Town Court

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AS OF 03/16/2020 THE COURT OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL COURT APPEARANCES HAVE BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY ADJOURNED. IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED COURT DATE YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION FROM THE COURT. IF YOU HAVE AN ATTORNEY, YOUR ATTORNEY WILL BE NOTIFIED DIRECTLY. 

NO CIVIL MATTERS WILL BE PROCESSED. THIS INCLUDES SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS AND SMALL CLAIMS. ANY CIVIL MATTER PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED WILL BE ADJOURNED AND THE PARTIES WILL BE NOTIFIED TO THE BEST OF THE COURT’S ABILITY.

IF YOU RECEIVED A TICKET FOR A TRAFFIC INFRACTION FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE TICKET, ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY AND MAIL THE TICKET TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THE TICKET. YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION FROM THE COURT AT A LATER DATE.

YOU MAY CALL THE COURT OFFICE AT 518-622-3388 EXT. 251 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. OFFICE HOURS WILL BE LIMITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE HOWEVER, THE RECORDING WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY.

*PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE OR HAD A SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE FOR A CRIMINAL MATTER AND COULD NOT APPEAR DUE TO THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR YOUR NON-APPEARANCE. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT OR YOUR ATTORNEY OF A FUTURE COURT DATE.

PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE AT PAYCOURTONLINE.COM

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ONLINE PAYMENT SERVICE CANNOT ACCEPT PARTIAL PAYMENTS; YOU MAY ONLY PAY A FULL BALANCE.  ANY PARTIAL PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE BY MAILING A MONEY ORDER TO THE TOWN COURT AT: PO BOX 755, CAIRO, NEW YORK, 12413. INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE IF YOU WANT A RECEIPT SENT BACK TO YOU.  NO PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

 

 

 

Justice Court is in session on Tuesdays  
Court office is closed on all Federal Holidays

Location: Cairo Town Hall

Physical Address:  512 Main St., Cairo, New York   12413

Mailing Address:   PO Box 755, Cairo, NY   12413

Phone:  518-622-3388  extension 251

Fax:  518-622-0172

TOWN JUSTICES

Honorable Tanja Sirago
Honorable Leland E. Miller

COURT CLERKS

Joan, Senior Court Clerk
Kathleen, Deputy Court Clerk

** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SUMMARY PROCEEDING FILINGS **

EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 NEW YORK STATE MADE CHANGES TO THE REAL PROPERTY ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS LAWS THAT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE CONDUCT OF SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS AS PART OF THE GOVERNOR’S HOUSING STABILITY ACT AND TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF 2019. THE COURT CANNOT PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY TO ASSIST YOU WITH THE UPDATED LAWS.  NEW YORK STATE PROVIDES A FREE DIY PROGRAM FOR DRAFTING AND GENERATING DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE FILING OF SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS WHICH MAY BE ACCESSED AT  http://www.nycourthelp.gov

Email: CairoTownCourt@nycourts.gov

* Please note the above e-mail address is not regularly monitored, and may not be utilized for purposes of adjournment requests or requests for information.  You must call the court office during regular business hours and speak with a court clerk.

* Town Justices are available to perform marriage ceremonies on an appointment basis. Please contact the court office for more information.  You may also consult the Town Clerk’s webpage on this website for information with regard to the requirements for applying for a marriage license or refer to the New York State Department of Health website at:    https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/4210

* No court filings will be accepted and/or processed during court sessions – no exceptions. Court filings will only be accepted at the court office during normal business hours.

TOWN COURT DISCLAIMER NOTICE

COURT PERSONNEL ARE NOT ATTORNEYS AND CANNOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE

In regards to Small Claims matters, the Court will provide you with information. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO OTHER CIVIL MATTERS. If you are not knowledgeable in the correct procedures involved in the proper filing and defense of Civil Matters, including Summary Proceedings and Evictions, it is suggested that you contact an attorney for assistance. Court personnel are prohibited by law from providing legal advice and/or assisting in the completion and filing of legal forms as well as instructing litigants how to proceed.

We are not a legal service and cannot advise you. In the best interest of all parties involved, please do not insist that we do. 

Types of Cases Handled:
NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) infraction, misdemeanor and preliminary felony proceedings, NYS Penal Law (PL) violations, misdemeanors and preliminary felony proceedings, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (EnCon) offenses, NYS Transportation Law offenses, NYS Agriculture and Markets Law offenses, Town of Cairo Local Law offenses as well as Small Claims and Summary Proceedings/Eviction matters.

Prosecutors:
The Greene County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes felony and misdemeanor offenses, Agriculture and Markets Law offenses as well as traffic summonses issued by the New York State Police.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Cairo Police Department and Department of Environmental Conservation Police prosecute infraction tickets issued by each department, however the District Attorney has discretion with regard to the prosecution of these matters on a case by case basis.

The Cairo Town Attorney prosecutes all Town Ordinance and Local Law violations and misdemeanors.

Comments:
All individuals in attendance for court sessions, including spectators, will be subject to a search of their belongings as well as magnetometer (metal detector) scanning prior to entering the courtroom by court security personnel. NO cell phones or electronic devices are allowed in the court room.

All proceedings are electronically recorded at the bench, therefore all other conversations in the courtroom are prohibited. This policy is strictly enforced. Court personnel may ask any person causing a disruption to exit the courtroom at the Judge’s direction and/or his or her discretion.

* No court filings will be accepted and/or processed during court sessions – no exceptions. Court filings will only be accepted at the court office during normal business hours.

Did you know facts.

Did you know...

The Greene County Youth Fair has been held every July since 1954. It has found its home in Ashland, Durham and since 1995, at the Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo.

From its agricultural beginnings as a 4-H Club Fair, this has grown into a four-day event with exhibits, rides, events & entertainment for the entire family.