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Town of Riverhead

 
Justice Court

CELLPHONES, COMPUTERS, CAMERAS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE COURTHOUSE

APPROPRIATE DRESS IS REQUIRED

Accepted Forms of Payment
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Certified Check or Money Order 
NOTE: Visa & Mastercard 2.99% credit card service fee
All payments MUST be made by 4:00 pm 

COURT SESSIONS:

Criminal / Traffic Violations Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday9:30 am 
Parking / Town Code Violations Tuesday 1:30 pm
Landlord / Tenant  Wednesday 2:00 pm
Small Claims Wednesday2:00 pm
Small Claims  2nd Monday of the month6:00 pm
Civil   Wednesday 2:00 pm


SMALL CLAIMS INFORMATION: 

Limited to $3,000.00
Individuals ONLY, No Corporations, Inc., Assoc., LLP, LLC or PC 
Jurisdiction: Defendant must live/work in the Town of Riverhead


 Filing fee $10.00 for claims totaling up to $1,000.00
  $15.00 for claims totaling $1,001.00 - $3,000.00



CIVIL INFORMATION:

Jurisdiction: Plaintiff  OR  Defendant must live, work, 
OR have a place of business in the Town of Riverhead


 Filing fee$20.00                                                

     


LANDLORD TENANT INFORMATION:
Service no less than 5 days no more than 12 days before the court date


For Do it Yourself Landlord/Tenant Forms; please go to the following links:
Small Property Owner Nonpayment Petition Program  
Tenant Affidavit to Vacate a Default Judgment

Jurisdiction: Property must be in th
e Town of Riverhead
                       

 Endorsement Fee - if required$20.00
 Filing Fee - Index Number $20.00

       


                    

Town Justices

HON. LORI M. HULSE

HON. ALLEN M. SMITH

 
Contact Us
210 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY  11901

Phone: 
631-727-3200  

Hours 
Monday - Friday 

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Roberta Morrissey
Justice Court Director, Ext. 220

Civil Ext 221/229/203
Traffic Ext 222/229/272
Criminal Ext 203/222/272

Jurors Ext 222/272

Bail  Ext 220