Village Court

Provides convenient local access to the New York State Unified Court System for

  • Vehicle and Traffic Matters
  • Criminal Matters
  • Village Ordinances
  • Building Code 
  • Small Claims
  • Evictions

Court Clerk's Office Hours

MTRF 9:00AM- 4:00PM                                      Wednesday 11:00AM - 4:00PM or the close of court

Court sessions are held on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Please contact the court for information about your appearance date.

 

 

RESOLVING TICKETS FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS:

In person appearances for traffic matters are occurring only if the situation cannot be resolved through plea negotiations with the Village Prosecutor by mail. 

If you have been issued a ticket for an infraction of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL), you must submit your plea to the court by the appearance date shown on your traffic ticket. 

A plea of guilty will result in the judge assessing a fine and/or surcharge on the offense for which the ticket was issued.

A plea of not guilty will result in the Village Prosecutor reviewing the matter and sending you a plea offer by mail.  You will need to submit your acceptance or rejection of the plea to the court.  If you reject the plea, you will be noticed of an appearance date.  If you accept the plea, the judge will review the matter and, if accepted, a fine and/or surcharge will be assessed on the reduced charge.

Please see the link at the bottom of this page for additional information regarding your options in resolving VTL infractions. 

 

CRIMINAL CALENDAR:

Criminal matters are scheduled on the first and fourth Wednesday of each month.  Please contact the court or your attorney if you have questions about your appearance date.

If you have recently moved, please contact the court with your new address.

 

CIVIL AND SMALL CLAIMS: 
 
Civil and Small Claim filings are accepted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 9:30AM and 3:00PM.  Trial dates are scheduled 22 to 45 days from filing.
 
Please see links to the NYS Unified Court System's Small Claim Handbook and the application form at the bottom of this page.
 
 
 

EVICTIONS:

Eviction filings are accepted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30AM to 3:00PM.
 
Evictions filed in the Village of Hamburg Court will be heard in Erie County's Landlord Tenant HUB Court.  Filing must occur in the local court and not the HUB Court.  Please contact the Court Clerk's Office at 716-649-7204 for a tentative court date for service purposes.
 

 

FINE PAYMENTS:

Acceptable forms of payment are as follows:    Cash, Certified Check, Money Order, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. There is a 2.99% service fee if you opt to pay by credit/debit card.  Credit/debit card payments will not be accepted by phone.  At the bottom of this page is credit/debit card payment form that can be used to mail in your fine payment. Personal Checks are NOT accepted.

Fine payments are accepted at the court counter daily from 9:00AM to 3:30PM

Fine payments may be placed in the drop box located by the front entrance of Village Hall.  Payments must be in a sealed envelope addressed to the court's attention. You should include your fine notice with your payment or print your full name and date of birth legibly on the envelope.

 

Payments may be mailed to:

          Village of Hamburg Court

         100 Main Street

          Hamburg, New York 14075

          Please do not mail cash.

 

COURT CLERKS MAY NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. 
 
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH A LEGAL MATTER, PLEASE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR UTILIZE THE NY COURTS HELP WEBSITE BY CLICKING THE LINK. 
 
 
 
HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION
 

Assigned Counsel Program - (716) 856-8804  https://www.assigned.org/

Erie County District Attorney's Office Justice Court Bureau - (716) 858-2650

Erie County Landlord Tenant HUB Court -  (716) 845-2662 or email ECHC@nycourts.gov

Neighborhood Legal Services - https://nls.org/

Center for Elder Law and Justicehttps://elderjusticeny.org/

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline - (716) 862-4357  https://www2.erie.gov/sheriff/index.php?q=domestic-violence-unit-phone-numbers-and-resources

Crime Victims Rights - (716) 858-4640  https://www2.erie.gov/da/index.php?q=your-rights-victim

Erie County Housing Helpline - (716) 828-8460  https://ecbavlp.com/

ECBA Volunteer Lawyer Projecthttps://ecbavlp.com/

 

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Village of Hamburg | 100 Main Street | Hamburg, New York 14075 | 716-649-0200 | FAX 716-646-6558