Bryan M. Kulak
Mark L. Schuh
P: (845) 744-2435
F: (845) 744-2492
E: [email protected]
The Town of Crawford Justice Court is the local justice court in Pine Bush, NY with jurisdiction over many different types of cases including Penal Law, Vehicle & Traffic Law, Parking, Town Ordinances, Evictions, as well as Civil and Small Claims cases. The courts monetary jurisdiction in civil and small claims cases is up to $3,000.00.
The Court Clerks public office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.
Criminal Matters are heard on the 3rd Monday & 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm.
All other matters are heard on the 1st, 2nd, & 4th Monday at 6:00pm and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday at 6:00pm.
NOTE: Do NOT call the court while court is in session, the telephones are not attended. Please do not leave messages on the court telephones, they are NOT monitored.
PROPER ATTIRE IS REQUIRED IN THE COURTROOM AT ALL TIMES. NO T-SHIRTS, SHORTS OR SIMILAR ATTIRE IS PERMITTED. NO CELL PHONES OR COMPUTERS ARE PERMITTED IN THE COURTROOM. THEY MUST BE LEFT IN YOUR VEHICLE.
PAYMENT OF FINES:
The Court accepts payment in either cash, postal money orders or bank checks as well as credit cards. Cash must be exact change. Credit cards can only be MasterCard or VISA. To pay by credit card at the window there is a service fee of 2.99% assessed. NOTE: Personal checks are NOT accepted.
To pay by mail: Town of Crawford Justice Court, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush NY 12566 and
indicate the case number or your full name and date of birth.
TO FILE A SMALL CLAIM:
The person you are suing must reside or have a place of business in the Town of Crawford. The filing fee is either $10.00 (claim under $1,000) or $15.00 (claims $1,000 to $3,000). To file a claim you must stop by the court office during the hours indicated above. Claim amounts are up to $3,000.00 only.
EVICTIONS: See the new "DO IT YOURSELF" website at www.NYCourthelp.gov
To be married by either of the Town Judges see the Court Clerk to fill out the necessary paperwork and to schedule a date and time to be married. You must show proof of marriage affidavit prior to scheduling ceremony.