Town Court

THIS WEBPAGE WILL CONTAIN THE MOST RECENT UPDATES REGARDING COURT OPERATIONS.

THE COURT OFFICE IS OPEN 9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12:00 P.M. TO 12:30 P.M. EVERY DAY. ON TUESDAYS WHEN COURT IS IN SESSION THE COURT OFFICE WILL CLOSE AT 12:00 P.M.

THE COURT OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON ALL FEDERAL HOLIDAYS, ELECTION DAY AND FOR SCHEDULED TRAINING.

Honorable Tanja Sirago, Cairo Town Court Justice

Honorable Joan M. VanDenburgh, Cairo Town Court Justice

Court Clerks:

Kathleen Costanzo, Senior Court Clerk

Samuel June, Deputy Court Clerk

Contact:

Mailing Address:     PO Box 755, Cairo, New York   12413

Phone:        518-622-3388 – ext. 251

Facsimile:  518-622-0172

Email: CairoTownCourt@nycourts.gov 

Driving Directions:    512 Main St – Google Maps

COURT INFORMATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

* Please note the above e-mail address may not be utilized for purposes of adjournment requests, requests for information or filing of any court documents.  You must call the court office during business hours and speak with a court clerk for any of these inquiries.

Court sessions are held on Tuesdays.  You may still enter the building to make payments and return traffic pleas on these days during court sessions however, no civil filings will be accepted during court sessions. NO EXCEPTIONS.

CIVIL MATTERS INCLUDING SMALL CLAIMS AND SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS

Please refer to the links below for documents and information regarding civil filings.  You may call the court office during the hours listed above for information and instructions regarding the filing of civil matters, keeping in mind that court staff may not give legal advice or assistance with filing procedures other than how to access the Court.  No civil filings may be left in the outside drop box.  Please note that no personal or business checks will be accepted for civil filings.

* 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 business hours.

SMALL CLAIMS HANDBOOK

SMALL CLAIMS APPLICATION

NYS LANDLORD/TENANT DIY FORMS PROGRAM

HELP FOR UNREPRESENTED LITIGANTS IN LANDLORD/TENANT PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC ACCESS LAW LIBRARIES AND SERVICES

INFORMATION FOR JUDGMENT CREDITORS & DEBTORS

*Note:  No civil filings of any type may be left in the locked drop box.

RETURNING TRAFFIC PLEAS AND/OR MAKING PAYMENTS OUTSIDE OF COURT OFFICE HOURS

There is a locked drop box labelled “Court Documents Only” located to the left of the double doors on the parking lot side of the building.  You may leave traffic pleas or payments labelled with the date of birth inside the locked drop box.

UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET INFORMATION

NYS DMV POINTS SYSTEM

PAYMENTS

CRIMINAL MATTERS

All matters other than traffic infractions are handled on the criminal calendar. Personal appearances are required for all criminal matters and appearing with an attorney licensed to practice in New York State is advised. If you have an upcoming criminal matter and require the services of the Greene County Public Defender, you may contact them at 518-719-3220 or access their webpage at the following link:

GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

If you received an appearance ticket and are unsure of when you should appear, call the court office to speak with a court clerk. If you need to update your contact information such as address or telephone number for notification purposes, call the court office and speak with a court clerk. Requests for adjournments will not be granted unless good cause is shown and will be reviewed on an individual basis, at the discretion of the Town Justice. Adjournments for criminal matters will not be granted due to transportation or work obligations except on a limited basis. If you have an attorney, you must communicate through them and not directly with court staff.

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES

* 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

Town of Cairo - Justice Court of the Town of Cairo

Justice Court of the Town of Cairo

Did you know facts.

Did you know...

Tourism has been Cairo’s largest industry since the 1800’s. It was one of the first towns in the area to develop ski slopes and trails. Many of the regular visitors have made the conversion to seasonal or permanent residents.

The Cairo Railroad provided freight transportation to the industries in town starting in 1884. Early cargo consisted of locally mined bluestone, and hay and fruit from the local farms. In 1894 the Catskill Shale Brick Company became the railroads primary customer until the plant closed in 1914. The lack of steady freight and the increasing improvements to the local highways resulted in the termination of service at the end of the 1918 tourist season.

(Paraphrased from: https://cairochamberofcommerce.weebly.com/.)