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Justice Court

  • JUDGE:
  • Honorable Brian J. Lauri
  • begins with A-K
  • PHONE:
  • (315) 652-3800 x 128
  • JUDGE:
  • Honorable D. Jeffrey Gosch
  • begins with L-Z
  • PHONE:
  • (315) 652-3800 x 129 or 130

Office Hours are daily Monday - Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

All sessions of court are held in the Court Room at the Clay Town Hall, 4401 NY State Route 31, Clay, New York. Access to the Court Clerks during normal business can be through either the front or rear doors.

Court dates or other information, if not available through your attorney, can be obtained on the Town Website Calendar or generally as follows:

Judge Lauri Judge Gosch
DWI 1st Thursday of the month at 9:00 AM
EVICTIONS & SMALL CLAIMS 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM
STATE/TOWN CODE VIOLATIONS 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM

Town of Clay court presides over misdemeanor, vehicle and traffic matters, other violations of the law and has preliminary jurisdiction over felony matters. In addition, the civil jurisdiction extends to disputes involving less than $3000 and includes a small claims part where litigants may appear without attorneys to seek resolution of civil claims involving less than $3000. Summary proceedings involving landlord/tenant matters are governed by statute and may include rental claims of any amount.