Criminal and Traffic Court Updated Court Protocols
The Mount Pleasant Court is now fully operating with in-person proceedings in accordance with the Office of Court Administration guidelines. Criminal docket is every Thursday and Vehicle and Traffic/Civil matters are heard twice a month.
You may also call the court at any time between 8:30 am - 4 pm for any further questions at 914-742-2324 and a clerk will assist you. Please also feel free to email the Court.
- Who do I contact with online payment questions?
Online payments are handled by Ncourt. For assistance, please call 914-742-8806.
- When is the Court in session?
The court is in session every Thursday starting at 9:30 am for criminal matters. Vehicle and Traffic matters are held two Tuesdays a month. Jury trials and civil trials are held various days during the week. The trials are scheduled and all parties are notified in advance.
- How do I file Small Claims?
You may bring a claim in the court most convenient to you but it must be in the town or village where the party being sued lives, works, or has a place of business. For example, a business firm has an office in Town A but transact business in Town B. It can only be sued in Town A, and not in Town B. Similarly, a person who lives in Town A but owns rental property in Town B must be sued in the court of Town A and not Town B. A summer resident of Town A can be sued in Town A while he is residing there but not after he moves back to the winter residence.
- Whom can you sue?
You can sue any person or corporation who owes you money if that person or corporation lives, has an office for the transaction of business, or works within the village or town in which court you file your claim.
- Who may not use the Small Claims Court?
The following entities may not bring claims in this part of the court, although claims may be brought against them in it:
- Corporations (except municipal corporations, such as Cities, Towns, Villages and School Districts) and Public Libraries
- Associations (such as clubs)
- Persons to whom a small claim has been assigned
Also, Small Claims Court in not to be used to oppress or harass the defendant, e.g. you have already sued the same defendant on the same claim and lost. If the court clerk believes you may be doing so, he may compel you to seek permission from the judge to file the claim.