Justices in the Town Court have complete criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanor and violation level offenses, and arraignment and preliminary jurisdiction over felony level crimes. They preside over Penal, Zoning, Environmental Conversation. Mental Hygiene, Navigation, Public Health, Transportation, Agriculture and Markets, Vehicle and Traffic, and Alcoholic Beverage Control law violations, as well as Thruway Rules and Regulations violations.

Civil jurisdiction includes regular civil and small claim actions up to $3,000 as well as tenant/landlord proceedings with no monetary limit.

Town Justices for Van Buren are Justice Jay Plumley and Justice Darlene O’Kane.

Court office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Justice O’Kane’s court is held Monday nights at 7:00PM

Justice Plumley’s court is held Wednesday nights at 7:00PM

Court phone: 315-635-3523

Court fax: 315-266-4767


Payment methods:  Cash, Money Order and bank certified checks. NO PERSONAL CHECKS accepted.  Pay fines online at  www.PayCourtOnline.com  or call 1-888-912-1541. A convenience fee will be added to the transaction.

For information on Small Claims please click here

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