The Town Court is your local municipal court with juridiction over Traffic, Criminal, Civil, Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant, and Family Court (when Family Court is not in session) matters. The Town Court also handles Local Zoning, Land-Use and State Health and Fire Code violations as well as Dog Ordinance, Environmental Conservation, Navigation Law, Tax and Transportation Law violations that occur within the Town of Otsego.
Town Justice Courts are frequently called "the Courts closest to the People" because of their broad, although limited, jurisdiction over matters that affect the local community. Our mission is to serve our community by providing "justice" - timely, fair and equal justice - and to fulfill our Constitutional mandates as a "separate but equal" branch of government.
Justice Gary M. Kuch and Justice Leslie B. Friedman preside over the Otsego Town Court.
The Court is located at the back of the Town Office Building, at 811 Co Hwy 26 in the hamlet of Fly Creek. The Court's mailing address is P.O. Box 57, Fly Creek, NY 13337-0057. Night court is Monday starting at 7:00 PM. (See Town Court Calendar). Call for new office hours.
VTL (Traffic Court) cases will be heard every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm with the exception of the 3rd Wednesday of the month. This date is reserved for the ADA Court where criminal cases will be heard at 3:30pm.
Court Clerk hours are Monday – Tuesday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Wednesday – Thursday 8:00am – 2:30pm, closed Friday, and by appointment by calling 607-547-5689.
Effective September 5 the court hours will be Monday–Friday, 8:00–2:00 and every 3rd Wednesday 8:00–5:00.
The Justices can be reached by phone at 607-547-5689 or by Fax at 607-547-2067 or by e-mail.
to the Court:
Traveling north on State Highway 205, turn right on State Highway 80, then turn right on State Highway 28 (south) and follow directions as if coming from the north.