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  Contact Information
Town Justices
Bryan M. Kulak
Mark L. Schuh

Court Clerks
Francesca Moriano
Connie F. Latimer
Ernestine Pirog
Donna Henke

Secretaries
Ernestine Pirog
Francesca Moriano

Court Attendant
Valerie Phillips

P: (845) 744-2435

The Town of Crawford Justice Court is the local justice court in Pine Bush, NY with jurisdiction over many different types of cases including Penal Law, Vehicle & Traffic Law, Parking, Town Ordinances as well as Civil and Small Claims cases. The courts monetary jurisdiction in civil and small claims cases is up to $3,000.00.

The Court Clerks public office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-3:30pm

COURT HOURS:

Criminal Matters are heard on the 1ST Monday & Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm

All other matters are heard on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Monday & Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm

NOTE: Do not call the court while court is in session, the telephones are not attended. Please do not leave messages on the court telephones, they are NOT monitored.

TO FILE A SMALL CLAIM:

The person you are suing must reside, work or have a place of business in the Town of Crawford. The filing fee is either $10.00(claim under $1,000) or $15.00(claim $1,000 to $3,000). To file a claim you must stop by the court office during the hours indicated above. Claim amounts are up to $3,000.00.

EVICTIONS: See the new “DO IT YOURSELF” Website at www.NYCourthelp.gov

NOTE: you may use this website as long as you are not an attorney.

PAYMENT OF FINES:

The Court accepts payment in either cash, postal money orders or bank checks as well as credit cards i.e. MasterCard and VISA only.  We do not take payments via the telephone. If you are paying by credit card there is a service fee of 2.99% assessed.  Payment is accepted during regular business hours as indicated above. NOTE: Personal checks are NOT accepted. To pay by mail: Town of Crawford Justice Court, 121 Rte. 302, Pine Bush NY 12566 indicate the case number or your name and date of birth.

MARRIAGES:

To be married by either of the Town Judges see the Court Clerk to fill out the necessary paperwork and to schedule a date and time to be married. You must show proof of marriage affidavit prior to scheduling ceremony.

PROPER ATTIRE IS REQUIRED IN THE COURT ROOM AT ALL TIMES. NO T-SHIRTS, SHORTS OR SIMILAR ATTIRE IS PERMITTED.  ALL CELL PHONES AND BLACKBERRIES MUST BE TURNED OFF WHEN IN THE COURT ROOM.

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