Fine payments accepted
The Court Office is open Monday – Friday between 9 am and 3 pm.
We are in the process of scheduling court matters, however:
If you have received a traffic ticket, please enter your plea and return the ticket to the court office. You will receive a court notice to appearance, once the court is back in session.
If you have a pending criminal matter, you will, also receive a notice appearance in the mail, once the court is back in session.
The court clerks are working limited hours. Feel free to leave a message at 716-662-6415 or email the court. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, number and date of birth. This will help us to assist you better.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
*FINE PAYMENTS CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE
Monday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 10:00am- 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Court is held on the every TUESDAY of each month at 4:00pm. The FIRST and SECOND Tuesday of each month is Vehicle & Traffic, Town Code and Penal Law Violations, which are handled by the Town Prosecutor. The THIRD and FOURTH Tuesday of each month is Criminal Court (misdemeanor charges), which are handled by the Assistant District Attorney.
Small Claims Filings
Forms to file a Small Claim are also available at the Court Clerk’s Office. Small Claim proceedings may be brought by any individual against anyone who resides or owns a business in the Town of Orchard Park.
The maximum claim allowed is $3,000.00.
The filing fee is $10.00, if the amount you are suing for is $1.00 up to $1,000.00 and $15.00, if the amount is $1,001.00 up to $3,000.00. The filing fee is payable upon filing the application, the Court Clerk can not accept an application without the filing fee.
Small Claims filings are accepted at the Court Clerk’s Office
If you receive a traffic ticket and wish to enter your plea by mail, you can do so by filling in the appropriate plea section on your ticket and mail it to the Court.
Please note, it may take 8-10 weeks to receive your Prosecutor Conference date notice from the court.
If you plead GUILTY, the Judge will assess your fine(s) and/or surcharge(s) and you will be sent a fine notice for your charges. Please note, it may take 4 weeks to receive your fine notice from the Court.
Please note, it may take 2 weeks to receive your fine notice from the Court.
If you plead NOT GUILTY, the Court will schedule you for a conference with the Town Prosecutor, you will be notified by mail of your appearance date. Please note if you mailed in your NOT GUILTY PLEA, you DO NOT need to appear in Court on the date initially indicated on your ticket.
Please e-mail or call the Court Clerk’s Office if you have any questions.
NOTE: The Court Clerks ARE NOT PERMITTED to give legal advice.