Courts

Town Justice

John P. Gardner

Criminal Court Clerk

Patricia Tobin

Phone: (914) 738-7030
Fax: (914) 813-3670

[email protected]

Parking Violations

Harold Engstrom

Phone: (914) 738-2205

Town Justice

Adam Kagan

Vehicle & Traffic Court Clerk

Joanna Bavosa

Phone: (914) 813-1651
Fax: (914) 365-6381

[email protected]

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Please Note

As of August 1, 2020:

PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE TIME SCHEDULED AND BE PREPARED TO WAIT IN LINE OUTSIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE UNTIL YOU ARE DIRECTED BY SECURITY PERSONNEL TO ENTER.  PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT **ALL VISITORS** MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES WHILE INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE. ADDITIONALLY, ALL VISITORS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A (CONTACT FREE) TEMPORAL TEMPERATURE CHECK IMMEDIATELY UPON ENTERING AND MUST PASS THROUGH A METAL DETECTOR.

The Town of Pelham Court adjudicates and prosecutes the laws of the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor.

The Court has civil jurisdiction under applicable state and local law and criminal jurisdiction as applicable. Town Justices, John P. Gardner and Adam Kagan, preside alternately, and are elected to four-year terms.

The Town of Pelham Court sits regularly on Wednesday mornings for Civil Cases/Village & Town Ordinances/Parking and Moving Violations, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at 20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY

Criminal Matters - The Pelham Town Court hears cases for all crimes committed in the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor.  These matters are prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.  Cases are heard on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 PM at 20 Fifth Avenue Pelham, NY.  Arraignments, hearings and trials are scheduled as necessary.

If the Court approved your case to be heard remotely, please go to www.nycourts.gov/appear for further information.

For All Moving Violation payments on-line please Click Here or pay by calling 1(888) 912-1541.

To Pay a Parking Ticket on line please click below and follow instructions.

Village of Pelham - Click Here

Village of Pelham Manor - Click Here

 

APPLICATIONS & FORMS

Credit Card Payment Authorization Form :  Click Here

Not Guilty Plea to a Uniform Traffic Ticket Form: Click Here

Guilty Plea to a Uniform Traffic Ticket Form: Click Here

Certificate of Disposition Request Form: Click Here

You **must** call the court for instructions **before** submitting a "Request for a Certificate of Disposition".

Small Claims Action Application Form: Click Here

It is recommended that prospective claimants file in person rather than through the mail.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS OF THE COURT:

  1. What address should I come to for my court date?
    • 20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY
  2. Can my claim be filed electronically?
    • Please email the relevant clerk to inquire.
  3. What time should I plan to arrive?
    • Wednesdays (Vehicle & Traffic, Parking, Landlord Tenant, Small Claims, Civil)
      1. 8:30am Village of Pelham Manor tickets and all parking tickets
      2. 9:30am Village of Pelham Tickets
      3. 10:00am Landlord/Tenant, Small Claims, Civil Cases
    • Thursdays (criminal cases)
      1. As directed by your lawyer (if represented)
      2. 6:00pm if you are unrepresented and it is the first appearance.
  4. What if I can’t afford a lawyer?
    • If you are charged in a criminal case and you can’t afford a lawyer, a lawyer may be appointed for you free of charge.
    • You are not entitled to a court appointed lawyer for any other matter. However, you may be entitled to free legal services on non-criminal matters through the Legal Services of Hudson Valley www.lshv.org
  5. What happens if I can’t make my assigned court date?
    • Call the clerk of the court to request an adjournment
    • If you do not call the clerk an arrest warrant may be issued.
  6. Where do I pay fines for moving violations and/or parking violations
    • Fines can be paid in person at 34 Fifth Avenue Pelham, NY or online at the link below.
  7. What are acceptable forms of payment
    • Cash (exact change only)
    • Money order
    • Credit card or debit card. Please note that the credit card system used by NYS Court System adds 2.99% to any payment made by credit card.
  8. What is your policy on electronic devices?
    • Absolutely no electronic devices (cellular phones, tablets, e-readers, cameras, etc.) are allowed to be powered on in the courtroom. Failure to comply may result in your ejection from the courtroom.

Please note that Court Clerk Staff cannot provide any legal advice. Please contact an attorney to address matters of law and represent your individual interests.