Town of Niagara

Town Court

LANDLORD/TENANT – EVICTIONS FOR APRIL 2024

COURT DATE  WILL BE FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2024 AT 9AM


Please be advised that Traffic Court in the Town of Niagara will return to IN PERSON appearances starting on January 24th at 5:30pm with Judge Restaino and January 31st at 5:30pm with Judge Gatto. Thereafter, Traffic Court will be scheduled as listed below.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8am – 3:30 pm

Fines may be paid Monday – Friday 8:30am  to 3pm

CRIMINAL COURT

Judge Restaino will hold Criminal Court generally on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm

Judge Gatto will hold Criminal Court generally on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm.

TRAFFIC COURT & PENAL LAW VIOLATIONS

Judge Restaino will hold Traffic Court generally on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm

Judge Gatto will hold Traffic Court generally on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.

LANDLORD/TENANT – EVICTIONS

Landlord/Tennant cases will generally be heard on 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:00am. The courtroom opens at 9:00am for attorneys to meet and discuss their cases.  Tenants are encouraged to appear at 9:00am as well, as an attorney representative from Neighborhood Legal Services will be present to assist tenants. The Judge will not take the bench until 10:00am to give the parties time to discuss their cases.  

Tenants interested in being represented by Neighborhood Legal Services are encouraged to contact their office before the scheduled court date. The phone number for the Niagara Falls Office of Neighborhood Legal Services is 716-284-8831.

SMALL CLAIMS

Small Claims cases will generally be heard on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Court will begin at 10:00am.

Please feel free to click the following link to access the NYS Court System’s Guide to Small Claims which provides information on how to start a small claims case, where to file your small claims and other valuable information. https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/pdfs/smallclaimshandbook.pdf

*Please note that the court dates listed above are subject to change due to holidays and other scheduling matters.

** No Cell Phones Are Allowed During Court Sessions