9 N Broadway
Nyack,
NY
10960
Fax: 845-358-0544

Justice Court: Regular Schedule is by Appointment Only
Office Hours 9:00am - 4:00pm
Jury Information Line
Assistant Court Clerk
Janelle Fay
Village Attorney
Walter Sevastian

Justice Court

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:

Vehicle and Traffic

Uniformed Traffic Infractions issued by police, require that the motorist must first submit the ticket(s) to the court with a plea by the assigned deadline stated on the ticket (Indicated as: "Must Appear in Person or By Mail") with a date and time assigned by the issuing officer. 

Please fill out Section A or Section B on each ticket infraction received, before submitting a plea, read the ticket in its entirety and be aware of which boxes are checked off on your traffic summons. 

NOT everything on a traffic summons may pertain to the motorist.  Uniformed Traffic Ticket (UTT) is meant to encompass Violations, Misdemeanors, and Felonies.  Once a plea has been received, the motorist will receive instructions on the next steps to be taken (ex:  Pre-Trial Conferences/Fine Due Dates). If you have any questions, please contact the Court Office at 845-358-4464

Parking Ticket Citation Disputes

The Nyack Parking Authority issues Parking Tickets that help regulate the safety and enforce the rules on the local roads of the Village. Enforcement tickets issued may include meter violations, expired inspections, double parking, loading zones, alternate side rules, no parking anytime, etc. 

For rules and guidelines on parking in the Village of Nyack, or to inquire on the status of a parking ticket, please contact the Nyack Parking Authority directly.  Temporary Signs may be posted for street fairs, festivals, parades, construction and road closures that may result in any enforcement changes.