THIS WEBPAGE WILL CONTAIN THE MOST RECENT UPDATES REGARDING COURT OPERATIONS. (MOST RECENTLY UPDATED 06/04/2021)
THE COURT OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 AM. AND 3:00 P.M.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PREVIOUSLY MANDATED RESTRICTIONS ON COURT APPEARANCES ARE BEING LIFTED THEREFORE, IN-PERSON MATTERS ARE BEING SCHEDULED. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING A COURT APPEARANCE YOU SHOULD CALL THE COURT OFFICE TO SPEAK WITH A COURT CLERK. SEE BELOW FOR MORE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS.
Court sessions are held on Tuesdays only. You may still enter the building to make payments and return pleas on these days during court sessions however, no civil filings will be accepted during court sessions. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Criminal matters are being scheduled for in-person appearances. 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. 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 https://www.greenegovernment.com/departments/public-defender
CIVIL MATTERS INCLUDING SMALL CLAIMS AND SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS
Please refer to the links to the right 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.
***NEW RESOURCE FOR SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS/EVICTION MATTERS FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP)https://otda.ny.gov/programs/Emergency-Rental-Assistance/
UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKETS:
If you received a summons for a traffic infraction follow the instructions on the summons, enter a plea of guilty or not guilty and mail the summons to the address listed on the summons. If you wish to enter a plea in person, you may do so during the office hours listed above or by utilizing the locked drop box labelled for Court Documents Only at the rear of the court building located at 512 Main Street, Cairo.
If you enter a plea of guilty you will receive a fine notice from the Court by mail. If you enter a plea of not guilty you will receive a plea offer from the Greene County District Attorney’s Office by mail. No in-person appearances for traffic tickets are being scheduled at this time other than traffic trials. Please be sure that you supply the Court with your current mailing address. Failure to enter a plea on a traffic ticket may result in suspension of your New York State driving privileges by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
SOME PAYMENTS MAY 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 during the office hours listed above or by mailing a money order made payable to the Cairo Town Court and sent to PO Box 755, Cairo, New York, 12413. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like a receipt sent back to you. You may also make a payment during off hours by utilizing the locked drop box labelled for Court Documents Only at the rear of the court building located at 512 Main Street, Cairo. Any payments sent to the Court, either through the mail or utilizing the locked drop box, must include identifying information such as date of birth or case number. 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
Honorable Tanja Sirago, Cairo Town Court Justice
Joan, Senior Court Clerk
Kathleen, Deputy Court Clerk
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SUMMARY PROCEEDING FILINGS **
THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY EVICTION AND FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT OF 2020 HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE MANNER IN WHICH SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS MAY BE FILED AND CONDUCTED. COURT STAFF MAY NOT ACCEPT ANY FILING THAT DOES NOT CONFORM WITH THE MANDATES SET FORTH BY NEW YORK STATE. COURT STAFF ARE PROHIBITED FROM GIVING LEGAL ADVICE TO ANY PARTY THEREFORE, ANY PARTY SEEKING TO FILE A SUMMARY PROCEEDING MUST BE EDUCATED ON THE PROPER PROCEDURE BEFORE UNDERTAKING THE FILING OF A MATTER. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY TO ASSIST YOU. ADDITIONALLY, NEW YORK STATE PROVIDES A FREE DIY PROGRAM FOR DRAFTING AND GENERATING DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE FILING OF SUMMARY PROCCEDINGS WHICH MAY BE ACCESSED AT http://nycourthelp.gov
* Please note the above e-mail address 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.