Town Court

**Notice as of 3/20/20**:

The New York Office of Court Administration has suspended all nonessential court functions effective 3/16/20 at 5pm until further notice.  Court appearances currently scheduled have been adjourned until further notice.  If you have any questions regarding your case please contact your attorney.

 

DUE TO THE RECENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THIS COURT WILL NOT BE IN REGULAR SESSION. ALL MATTERS ARE ADMINISTRATIVELY ADJOURNED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. UPON RESUMPTION OF THE REGULAR COURT SESSIONS, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE COURT PERSONNEL AT A FUTURE DATE. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT 716-753-4266.

IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPEARANCE OR WERE OTHERWISE DIRECTED TO ATTEND COURT TODAY, YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR YOUR ABSENCE.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
(CORONAVIRUS) TO OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY.

 

The Town Justice Court is administered by two Justices, who rule on a wide variety of matters both civil and criminal, including traffic violations and small claims.

Contact Information

Eason Hall
23 Elm Street
Westfield, NY 14787

Julie Devlin, Court Clerk [E-mail]
Ph: (716) 326-6255
Fax: (716) 280-6489

Court Clerk’s Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

James Spann Jr., Town Justice

Jerry LaPorte, Town Justice

2020 Court Dates

Traffic Court

If you received a traffic ticket you should plan to either appear in court on your appearance date or complete the right hand side of your ticket and return your plea to the court by mail before your appearance date"

  • Section A: Plea of Guilty, fill in & return to court. A fine and mandatory state surcharge will be assessed and a fine notice will be mailed to the address provided with approximately thirty days to pay.
  • Section B: Plea of Not Guilty, fill in & return to court. A pretrial conference with be scheduled with the Assistant District Attorney of Chautauqua County.

 

Criminal Court

Current cases are heard at 6:30pm, arraignments are at 7:30pm

Civil Cases

Civil cases are scheduled as they are filed.

Small Claims

For more information regarding small claims cases, please refer to the New York State Unified Court System Guide to Small Claims in the NYS City, Town and Village Courts

Form to file a small claims case in the Town of Westfield

Evictions

For more information regarding evictions, please refer to the New York State Unified Court System Evictions page.