Chenango County Small Claims Court
What do I do on the hearing date?
We recommend arriving to court at least fifteen minutes before your hearing. When you arrive, you should look for the small claims court calendar or for a clerk to assist you. On the calendar, cases are listed by the last name of the plaintiff and then the defendant (or name of the business). If you cannot find your case, you should contact the clerk (or judge if there is no clerk). In some courtrooms, the clerk may check people in as they arrive. In others, you must wait until your case is called.
When your case is called, be ready to tell the judge if you are ready for the case to go forward (and the judge to hear your evidence) or if you need to make a request (like a request for a continuance). If both sides are ready, the court will proceed to hear the case.
Small Claims Court Locations in Chenango County
Every town and village of Chenango County has its own small claims court to handle cases arising in that location. In Chenango County, there are [COURTSNUM] separate courts for the following villages or towns:Afton Town, Afton Village, Bainbridge Town, Columbus Town, Coventry Town, Earlville Village, German Town, Greene Town, Greene Village, Guilford Town, Lincklaen Town, McDonough Town, New Berlin Town, North Norwich Town, Norwich Town, Otselic Town, Oxford Town, Oxford Village, Pharsalia Town, Pitcher Town, Plymouth Town, Preston Town, Sherburne Town, Sherburne Village, Smithville Town, and Smyrna Town.
The small claims court locations are:
Afton Town Court19 Court Street P.O. Box 108 Afton, NY 13730
Afton Village CourtPO Box 402 Afton, NY 13730
Bainbridge Town Court15 North Main Street Bainbridge, NY 13733
Columbus Town Court4340 State Highway 80 P.O. Box 916 New Berlin, NY 13411
Coventry Town Court1839 State Highway 235 Greene, NY 13778
Earlville Village Court15 North Main Street Earlville, NY 13332
German Town CourtCounty Route 5 McDonough, NY 13801
Greene Town Court51 Genesee Street PO Box 129 Greene, NY 13778
Greene Village Court49 Genesee Street Greene, NY 13778
Guilford Town Court223 Marble Road Town Hall Guilford, NY 13780
Lincklaen Town Court1675 County Rte 12, Union Valley Road Lincklaen Town Hall DeRuyter, NY 13052
McDonough Town CourtPO Box 75 McDonough, NY 13801
New Berlin Town Court30 North Main Street P.O. Box 308 New Berlin, NY 13411
North Norwich Town Court188 County Route 23 P.O. Box 176 North Norwich, NY 13814
Norwich Town Court157 County Road 32A Town Hall Norwich, NY 13815
Otselic Town CourtGladding Street South Otselic, NY 13155
Oxford Town CourtPO Box 1224 Oxford, NY 13830
Oxford Village Court20 Main Street PO Box 1203 Oxford, NY 13830
Pharsalia Town Court1040 County Road 8 P.O. Box 39 East Pharsalia, NY 13758
Pitcher Town CourtTown Hall Road Pitcher, NY 13136
Plymouth Town Court3461 State Highway 23 P.O. Box 27 Plymouth, NY 13832
Preston Town Court387 County Route 10A Norwich, NY 13815
Sherburne Town Court1 Canal Street Town Hall P.O. Box 860 Sherburne, NY 13460
Sherburne Village Court1 Canal Street P.O. Box 860 Sherburne, NY 13460
Smithville Town Court5285 State Hwy 41 Smithville, NY 13841
Smyrna Town Court103 Quaker Hill Justice Court Smyrna, NY 13464
Is Chenango County the right place to file my action?
A plaintiff has to bring the action in the village or town in which the defendant resides or a business has an open office.
What is mediation?
Mediation is an attempt to settle your case without a trial. It is a consifential way to resolve the case. Mediation involved a person acting as a mediator who will try and bring opposing parties to an agreement that all the parties can agree to. In Chenango County, mediation services are provided by:
Dispute Resolution Center of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties
Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties