Nyack Justice Court has resumed criminal court sessions as of Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Court appearances are by scheduled appointment only. Individuals, with a pending case matter for a court appearance, will receive a written notification for their appearance date. As of Tuesday, August 25, 2020 the Court Office is open to the public between the hours of 9am - 4pm.
Civil proceedings and Landlord Tenant matters that are after March 18, 2020 require approval by the office to be scheduled.
The Nyack Justice Court, Court of Special Sessions, hears matters but not limited to: Criminal Offenses, Violations, Misdemeanors, Civil Disputes, Vehicle Traffic Violations, Parking Citations, Consumer Protection, Code Enforcement, Landlord/Tenant Proceeding - all within the jurisdiction of the Village of Nyack. Justice Court is by appointment only.
Office Hours: 9am – 4pm
Regularly Scheduled Court Sessions: Tuesdays 5pm and Thursdays 9:30am By Appointment Only
Justice: Robert S. Knoebel, Jr.
Associate Justice: Robert P. Lewis, Jr.
Court Clerk: Janelle Fay
Village Attorney: Walter Sevastian
Civil Actions and Proceedings
Small Claims Proceedings: The Village of Nyack Court hears small claims actions of individuals seeking monetary awards up to $3,000.00. Individuals (not corporations) may file a small claims action against another person or corporation, who resides, has a business, or is employed within the Village of Nyack. A small claims form application may be downloaded here: Small Claims Application.
Small claims proceedings are intended to provide a low-cost, simplified, and informal procedure for individuals to resolve disputes involving limited monetary claims. Click here for a copy of Small Claims Guide booklet.
Summary Proceedings: Recovery of real property located in whole or in part within the Village of Nyack include but not limited to: Landlord/Tenant disputes, Non-Payment Summary Proceedings, Past Due Rent. A Landlords Guide to Nonpayment Summary Proceedings may be viewed online at: www.nycourthelp.gov
If you feel you need legal advice at any time during your case, talk with a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, or are unsure how to find one, these resources can help you: