Maintaining the highest ethical standards is paramount. The Village court handles criminal matters up to and including class A misdemeanors, violations and infractions. The court also handles small claims matters up to $3,000 dollars and civil matters relating to landlord tenant disputes that include evictions. The court is responsible for hearing cases that require orders of protection. The bulk of the court's work is associated with the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law. Other responsibilities are Arraignments, Pretrial Hearings, rendering decisions, trials and state mandated reports. The Court Clerk's responsibilities are what keeps the court functioning in a smooth, professional, and efficient manner.
It's imperative for the community to understand that the activities and duties of Village Magistrates are governed by the Administrative Judge. Rules of engagement surrounding participation in certain community activities and discussing active legal proceedings are very specific and must be followed at all times.
Court payments may be made in person during normal business hours. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS. Only cash, money orders, certified checks or VISA AND MASTERCARD are accepted. Canadians must pay in US funds. A Certified Check or Money Order should be made payable to Mount Morris Justice Court. If you cannot make it to the court during normal business hours, there is a secure drop box located outside the Police Department/Court Office door. Please be sure to leave your fine notice with your payment. Payments can also be mailed to us at the above address. PLEASE NOTE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE. You may fill out the bottom portion of your fine notice or print and fill out the Court Payment Notice below and fax it to us at 585-658-2473. A receipt will be mailed to you upon payment of any fine. If you do not receive a receipt, please contact the court clerk.
* NEW * You can now pay your traffic tickets on-line using a credit or debit card! Visit the Court of NY e-Payments website or call 1-800-701-8560 (A convenience fee will apply.) When paying a ticket on-line please use the first option on the left hand side “Pay a Traffic Ticket”. Choose this option even if your ticket has been reduced to a parking ticket. Enter your ticket or case number and your last name then follow the steps.