Find Albany County New York courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.
Albany City Criminal Court 1 Morton Avenue Albany NY 12202 518-453-5520
Albany City Traffic Court 24 Eagle Street Albany NY 12207 518-453-4630
Albany County Court 6 Lodge Street Albany NY 12207 518-285-8777
Albany Supreme Court 16 Eagle Street Albany NY 12207 518-285-8989
Altamont Village Court 115 Main Street Altamont NY 12009 518-861-8554
Berne Town Court 1656 Helderberg Trail Berne NY 12023 518-872-9303
Bethlehem Town Court 447 Delaware Avenue Delmar NY 12054 518-439-4955
Coeymans Town Court 18 Russell Avenue Ravena NY 12143 518-756-8480
Cohoes City Court 97 Mohawk Street Cohoes NY 12047 518-453-5501
Colonie Town Court 312 Wolf Road Latham NY 12110 518-783-2714
Guilderland Town Court 5209 Western Turnpike Altamont NY 12009
Knox Town Court 2192 New York 156 Altamont NY 12009 518-872-9183
Menands Village Court 250 Broadway Menands NY 12204 518-434-3992
New Scotland Town Court 2029 New Scotland Road Slingerlands NY 12159 518-475-0493
Ravena Village Court 15 Mountain Road Ravena NY 12143 518-756-2313
Rensselaerville Town Court 87 Barger Road Medusa NY 12120 518-797-3798
Villain Village Court 445 Broadway Albany NY 12207 666-789-1234
Voorheesville Village Court 29 Voorheesville Avenue Voorheesville NY 12186 518-765-5524
Watervliet City Court 2 15th Street Watervliet NY 12189 518-270-3803
Westerlo Town Court 671 County Road 401 Westerlo NY 12193 518-797-3239
The process and rules for filing a small claims suit vary from state to state with regard to the dollar limit for small claims, the statute of limitations for filing a claim, and whether you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer. Contact the court that handles small claims in your state for details on the process for filing a claim and to obtain the proper forms.
Filing fees are generally between $30 and $100. In addition to filing fees, other costs may include service fees for serving the complaint to the defendant and collection fees if the court assists in collecting the judgment.
Mediation is an alternative to going before a judge in a suit. Many small claims courts sponsor or make referrals to mediation programs where the plaintiff and defendant meet with a neutral third person to help resolve the dispute without going to court.