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.
Court Office Hours: 9am – 4pm
Regularly Scheduled Court Sessions: Tuesdays 5pm and Thursdays 9:30am
Justice: Robert S. Knoebel, Jr.
Associate Justice: Robert P. Lewis, Jr.
Chief Court Clerk: Stephen T. Mulvaney
Assistant 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: