Town Court is held Wednesdays the Courtroom - 2nd Floor of Town Hall - Wednesdays
5:30 pm Criminal Matters
6:00 pm Small claims hearings
6:30 pm Traffic Matters
Court hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm daily for fine payments, the filing of small claim applications and for any assistance to the public regarding court matters.
Town Justices Sybil E. Kennedy and Mark J. Frentzel share the bench on Wednesday evenings. Justice Kennedy sits every first and third Wednesday and Justice Frentzel sits every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Mark Nemeth is our Town Prosecutor, who handles all traffic and criminal violations in our court.
Grand Island Town Court has jurisdiction of anyone 16 years and older and hears misdemeanor and violation cases only. We have no jurisdiction to prosecute felony charges but can arraign a case with felony charges and hold a felony hearing. Assistant District Attorneys are in our court and represent the people of the State of New York on Wednesday evenings, as well.
Anyone wanting to file a Small Claim application can do so Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 11:00am and the filing fee must be paid in cash at the time of filing the claim. The fee for a claim $1,000 or under is $10 and for anything over $1,000 is $15. The maximum claim allowed is $3,000 in a small claim action. A Corporation cannot use a Town Court for a Small Claim action; they must go to the nearest City Court. The court supplies the application and a Small Claim Booklet with procedures on Small Claims.
Youth Court is held Tuesdays in the Courtroom - 2nd Floor Town Hall -Tuesdays
4 - 7 pm
The Town of Grand Island Youth Court is a delinquency prevention and community diversion program patterned after the regular court process. Its primary goal is to prevent juvenile offenders between the ages of 7-15 from being sent to Family Court.