Village of Solvay Justice Court Offices are located in the basement of the Village Hall. Court sessions are held at the Town of Geddes Building.

 

 

Justice – Dan Mathews III

Acting Justice – Kara LaSorsa

Court Clerks –

Alexandra Cox & Barb Lenweaver

Phone (315) 468-1608

Fax (315) 468-1600

 

 

 

COURT OFFICE HOURS (REVISED):

MONDAY – TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY 8:15-3:45

THURSDAY 8:15-2:30 (Court Day)

FRIDAY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

THE VILLAGE OF SOLVAY COURT PRESIDES OVER:

  • TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
  • CRIMINAL CASES
  • VILLAGE ORDINANCES
  • SMALL CLAIMS, UP TO $3,000
  • EVICTIONS WITHIN THE VILLAGE LIMITS
  • MARRIAGES

***PARKING TICKET FINE INCREASES***

FINES ON PARKING TICKETS ISSUED AFTER NOVEMBER 15, 2023 WILL INCREASE AS FOLLOWS:

1-8 DAYS          $35.00

9-30 DAYS        $60.00

31-60 DAYS    $100.00

61-89 DAYS    $150.00

90+ DAYS       $150.00

*Tickets that are unanswered after 90 days are subject to default judgement pursuant to the Solvay Village code 160.77(A)(4).

FINE AMOUNTS FOR PARKING IN HANDICAPPED ZONE WILL INCREASE TO $80.00 ($50 FINE + $30 STATE MANDATED SURCHARGE)

VILLAGE ORDINANCE PARKING TICKETS ARE NOW HANDLED AT THE VILLAGE COURT OFFICE LOCATED AT 1100 WOODS ROAD, LOWER PARKING LOT.  PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE BY CASH, MONEY ORDERS, CERTIFIED CHECKS, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER AND AMERICAN EXPRESS.  A 2.99% SERVICE FEE WILL APPLY FOR ALL CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS.  PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED.

 

PAYMENTS CAN ALSO BE MADE ONLINE AT WWW.PAYCOURTONLINE.COM.  CLICK ON “I WANT TO PAY A PARKING TICKET”.  A SERVICE FEE WILL APPLY.  FAILURE TO PAY A PARKING FINE WITHIN EIGHT DAYS OF THE VIOLATION DATE WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL PENALTIES BEING ASSESSED PER THE VILLAGE CODE.  INFORMATION CONCERNING PENALTIES CAN BE FOUND ON THE PARKING TICKET OR BY CALLING THE COURT OFFICE.

 

IF YOU WISH TO DISPUTE A PARKING TICKET, YOU MUST CONTACT THE VILLAGE COURT OFFICE AT (315) 468-1608 TO REQUEST A HEARING.  THIS MUST BE DONE NO MORE THAN EIGHT (8) DAYS PAST THE VIOLATION DATE.

Court Clerks are not lawyers and cannot give any legal advice in all proceedings that the village court presides over.  You will need to consult with an attorney with legal questions.

 

PAYMENT METHODS

PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED IN CASH – MONEY ORDER – CASHIERS CHECK

CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED WITH 2.99% SERVICE FEE

 

DEFENDENTS CAN NOW PAY THEIR TRAFFIC TICKETS ONLINE (ON TICKETS ISSUED AFTER 1-1-2010).

VISIT www.paycourtonline.com.  A CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE APPLIED TO ONLINE PAYMENTS.

Village Court Inquiries:

Email:  mcavaliere@nycourts.gov

Judge Mathews holds court on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm.

Judge LaSorsa holds court (small claims and evictions) on the 1st and 4th Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm.

 

***Court is held at 1000 Woods Road, Town of Geddes building.

See map for directions to the Town of Geddes Court:


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