The Town Court is a part of the Unified Court System of New York State and has both criminal and civil adjudication powers in cases of original jurisdiction. Jury and non-jury trials are held in the Town Courtroom. Town Justices are elected to four-year terms. In criminal proceedings, the Judges:
Hold felony and other preliminary hearings
Issue orders of protection
Town Justices also serve as acting Family Court Judges when Family Court is not in session. The Court Clerk is responsible for maintaining all court-related records.