Honorable Kyle M. Wieder
Court Clerk: vacant
Telephone: (607) 739-8681 ext. 2
Fax: (607) 739-3313
1138 Breesport Road
Erin, NY 14838
Town Court is the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays of month at 5:00 PM
Except Holidays (Call the Court to verify office is open)
Methods of Payment for Fines/Fees/Surcharges/Bail/Civil Fees
Payments will be accepted in cash, check, money order, certified bank check of credit card (additional fee). The court will direct you to make full payment by a specific date. If payment is made by mail you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to receive the receipt. Failure to pay the assessed fines/surcharges on Vehicle & Traffic Law charges will result in the suspension of your New York driving privileges.
Vehicle and Traffic Law Charges
If you received a traffic citation (ticket) in the Town of Erin, your schedule appearance date appears at the lower left side of your ticket.
If the offense charged is a traffic violation you can enter a plea of guilty, or not guilty by mail by completing the appropriate section (Part A if pleading Guilty) (Part B is Pleading not Guilty) on the right side of your ticket and mailing it to the court prior to your scheduled Court appearance date. You may also appear personally in Court at the scheduled time to plead to your charge or contact the DA's office for further plea options.
* If you plea guilty by mail, the Court will send you a fine notice by mail indicating the fine and when it is due.
* If you plea not guilty by mail, the Court will schedule a non-jury or bench trial and notify you of the trial date by letter. If you mail your ticket to the Court without entering a plea of guilty or not guilty, or do not sign the citation, the citation will be returned to you. If you fail to enter a plea by mail OR fail to appear on the scheduled Court appearance date, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will be notified to suspend your driving privileges.
If the offense is a Misdemeanor, or Felony, you MUST appear in person at the Town Court to be arraigned on the charges.
INSTRUCTIONS & APPLICATION FOR REDUCTION OF CHARGES
(ONLY FOR VEHICLE & TRAFFIC: INFRACTIONS & MISDEMEANORS) (excluding: DWI, DWAI & DWAI-Drugs)
Criminal charges usually involve charges based on the New York State Penal Law or Criminal Procedure Law. Violation and Misdemeanor charges can be prosecuted in this Court. Felony charges are usually transferred to County Court after arraignment in this Court.
Town Code Charges
Town Code charges involve charges based on the Town of Erin Code. They are fully prosecuted in this Court.
Summary Proceedings (Evictions)
This Court can hear evictions for Non-Payment Proceedings (Evictions for non-payment of rent only) or Holdover Proceedings (Evictions for any other ground other than non-payment of rent). You will be required to provide the properly completed necessary forms and pay a filing fee of $20. You will also be required to serve the papers legally.
Information regarding evictions can be found on the New York State Unified Court Systems webpage
Small Claims Court is an informal court where individuals can sue for money only, up to $3,000. Anyone over 18 years of age can bring an action in Small Claims Court. Corporations, partnerships, associations, or assignees cannot sue in Small Claims Court, but can be sued.
You will be required to pay a filing fee of $10.oo if your claim is for $1,000 or less and a filing fee of $15.00 if your claim is for more than $1,000.
The Court provides the Small Claims Form, notifies the defendant of the Small Claim action and the date of the hearing.
If you have filed a small claim and have resolved the matter prior to the court hearing, you should notify the court, in writing, immediately. Only the individual that filed the claim can withdraw the matter.
For more information regarding small claims, visit NYS Unified Court System Small Claims