Village Court

Westfield Village Justice Court is a part of the New York State Unified Court System and is supervised by the Office of Court Administration. The operational budget for the Village Court is a portion of the Village of Westfield Municipal budget.

The geographic jurisdiction of the court includes all territory within the village limits. The subject jurisdiction includes civil, criminal and vehicle/traffic matters.

Contact Information

Eason Hall
23 Elm Street
Westfield, NY 14787

Kimberly Stahley, Court Clerk [E-mail]
Ph: (716) 326-6135
Fax: (716) 793-4538

Court Clerk’s Hours: Tuesday & Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

* Please note that beginning in January 2019 to Court Clerk's Hours will be Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Jeffrey R. Thomas, Village Justice

Jerry A. LaPorte, Associate Village Justice

Traffic Court

Traffic court is held on the 1st Friday of every month at 9:00 a.m. (2018 Village Court Dates)

Calendar Call is held on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. (2018 Village Court Dates)

* Please note that beginning in January 2019 the Village court will move their 1st appearance day to the 2nd Thursday of each month. Calendar Call will remain the 3rd Tuesday of each month. (2019 Village Court Dates)

Options for handling a traffic ticket (does not apply to misdemeanors, those must be handled in person):

  • 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 thirty days to pay.
  • Section B: Plea of Not-Guilty, fill in & return to court. A pretrial conference will be scheduled with the Assistant District Attorney of Chautauqua County.


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 Claimes in the NYS City, Town and Village Courts.

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


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