Schenectady County Court

Find Schenectady 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.

Duanesburg Town Court 5853 Western Turnpike Duanesburg NY 12056 518-895-8922

Glenville Town Court 18 Glenridge Road Schenectady NY 12302 518-688-1200

Princetown Town Court 165 Princetown Plaza Schenectady NY 12306 518-357-4047

Rotterdam Town Court 101 Princetown Road Schenectady NY 12306 518-355-7911

Schenectady City Criminal Court 531 Liberty Street Schenectady NY 12305 518-453-6989

Schenectady County Court 612 State Street Schenectady NY 12305 518-285-8401

Schenectady Traffic Court 105 Jay Street Schenectady NY 12305 518-453-6989

Scotia Village Court 4 North Ten Broeck Street Scotia NY 12302 518-374-2099

About Schenectady County Courts

Courts in Schenectady County, NY are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Schenectady County and New York law and are housed in Schenectady County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Schenectady County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Schenectady County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Schenectady County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Schenectady County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Schenectady County background checks
Schenectady County Court Records

Schenectady County court records are available to the public at the Schenectady County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Schenectady County Courthouses.

Schenectady County Trial Courts

Schenectady County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Schenectady County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Schenectady County Probate Courts and Schenectady County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Schenectady County, New York

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Schenectady County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

New York Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Schenectady County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in New York are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in New York state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the New York Supreme Court.