Office Hours: 8 AM – 3 PM (closed 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM)
Court in Session: Fridays at 9 AM
Phone: (716) 632-0450
Fax: (716) 565-0342

Village Justice: Jeffrey F. Voelkl
Associate Village Justice: Walter R. Pacer Jr.
Court Clerk: Gail Jahreis

The Village of Williamsville court system is responsible for legal matters within village boundaries. The court consists of a Village Justice elected by voters to a four-year term, an Associate Village Justice appointed by the Mayor to a one-year term, a full-time Court Clerk and a part-time Court Clerk.

For general court help & forms provided by the state, please click here.

The court hosts arraignments for the Amherst Town Court under special circumstances.

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Duties include (click below for more info):

Rules of the Town Court

  • Cell phones and/or electronic equipment are not allowed in the building.
  • No backpacks, bags or luggage are allowed in the building.
  • Please dress appropriately for the dignity of the court. No sunglasses or hats are to be worn in the courtroom.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the courtrooms.

Directions & Map

Town Court Map

From the I-90

  • Take exit 50 to I-290 west
  • Take exit 4 to I-990 north
  • Take exit 3 John James Audubon Parkway
  • Turn right at the stop sign
  • Continue on JJ Audubon Pkwy to the 2nd traffic signal and turn left.  You will see the Police and Court buildings on your left

From Grand Island

  • Take I-290 east
  • Take exit 4 to I-990 north
  • Take exit 3 John James Audubon Parkway
  • Turn right at the stop sign
  • Continue on JJ Audubon Pkwy to the 2nd traffic signal and turn left.  You will see the Police and Court buildings on your left

From Lockport

  • Take Transit Road south to Millersport Highway heading south
  • At I-990 turn right and continue south to exit 3 John James Audubon Parkway
  • Turn left at the stop sign
  • Continue on JJ Audubon Pkwy to the 2nd traffic signal and turn left.  You will see the Police and Court buildings on your left

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Traffic Tickets

Click here to download or print Application and waiver – Traffic Infractions.

When do I have to appear for court?

  • Any Misdemeanor offense – you must report to court on the date written on the ticket.
  • Any Violation offense – The ‘return by date’ on the ticket is not a court date, it is just the date to have your plea entered by.  A plea must be entered on the ticket where indicated and returned to the court by mail or in person before the date stated on the ticket. To enter a plea, complete Part A for Guilty or Part B for Not Guilty. Your correct phone number and mailing address are required.

What happens if I plead guilty?

  • A guilty plea will result in fines and/or surcharges being assessed. A fine letter will be mailed to you. Please be sure to give us your correct mailing address and phone number.

What happens if I plead not guilty?

  • You will receive a court date to appear (Fridays at 8:30 AM).
  • You will be required to pay the fines on the day of court.
  • The court accepts payments in cash or by credit card.

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Parking Tickets

How can I pay my parking ticket?

  • Parking tickets can be paid by mailing in a money order or your credit card information (Visa or Mastercard only), or in person at the front counter of the Court with cash, money order or credit card.
  • Please note, credit card payments are subject to a 2.99% fee in addition to the fines & surcharges.

How do I dispute a parking ticket?

  • You may submit a not guilty plea in writing on the ticket (by checking the not guilty box) or by submitting a letter.
  • Be sure to include a current address and phone number, ticket number and plate number for the vehicle in question.
  • The ticket can then be mailed or submitted in person and a court date will be assigned to you.

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Evictions

Click here to download or print a Eviction Proceedings for Non-payment of Rent.

  • The Court needs to remain impartial on the case and is unable to assist in the execution of the required forms.
  • You may want to hire an attorney.
  • If you do not hire an attorney, you may download forms at http://nycourts.gov/courthelp/.
  • After the three day demand is served, you may obtain available eviction date from the court.
  • Serve the petition.
  • File the notice of petition, petition and affidavit of service.  Filing fee is $20.
  • Bring a completed warrant and judgment (if applicable) to court for Judge to sign, if found in your favor.

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Small Claims

Click here to download or print a Guide to Small Claims.

Click here to download or print a Small Claims Application.

Who can file a small claims case in Williamsville?

  • To bring a claim to Williamsville Court, you must be an individual or DBA. (LLC or Inc must go to Commercial Small Claims in City of Buffalo).
  • Also the person you are bringing the case against must have a mailing address in the Village of Williamsville and the claim must be $3,000 or less.
  • (Any claim $3,000 to $5,000 must go to City Courts in Buffalo, Tonawanda or Lackawanna).
  • Once filed a court date will be assigned and papers will be served.

What are the filing fees for a small claims case?

  • $10 for claim of $1,000 or less
  • $15 for claim of $1,000 tp $3,000.

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