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Justice Court

Justice Raynard A. Ozman

1 Municipal Square Walden, NY 12586
Phone: (845) 778-2177 ext. 1507 | Fax: (845) 778-2399

Court Clerk Gayle Smith (send email (gsmith3 null@null nycourts NULL.gov?subject=Email%20from Website))

Office Hours

The court office is open Monday through Friday, 7am – 3:30pm.

Please be mindful that proper attired is required in the court room.   Please do not bring cell phones into the court room as they are not permitted in court regardless if they are powered off.  Unfortunately, the Village does not have a place for cell phones to be stored while court is in session and will not be responsible for lost of stolen items.

Traffic court is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the Bradley Assembly Room, 3rd Floor Municipal Building.

Criminal Court is held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm in the Bradley Assembly Room, 3rd Floor Municipal Building.

About the Justice Court

Justice Court is the first level trial court of New York State’s Unified Court System. Many New Yorkers will have their first and only court experience in a town or village court. The justices respond to calls from law enforcement officers on a twenty four hour, seven day a week schedule.

Justice Court has preliminary jurisdiction over felony cases and exclusive jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases, pending divestiture to the County Court. Small claims and civil cases up to $3,000.00 are also handled in Justice Court.