Town Court Contact Info

Anthony J. Cervi
Town Justice

house Town Court
 525 Pavement Road
        Lancaster, NY 14086

phone 716-683-1814
fax 716-685-5313
email Email 

      judgeColby

 

Jeremy A. Colby
Town Justice

house Town Court
 525 Pavement Road
        Lancaster, NY 14086

phone 716-683-1814
fax 716-685-5313
email Email

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Walk-in transactions will be handled between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM only.

Court Hours: Tuesdays at 11 AM and Thursdays at 5:30 PM

Adjournments

Adjournments will be granted for good cause shown no later than 72 hours prior to court date.

Resolution of Vehicle and Traffic Violations:

  1. By Mail
    Not guilty plea is made by signing and dating Part B on the back of the summons mailing your summons to Court which we will mail back a return date.

    Guilty plea is made by signing and dating Part A and mailing to Court. A fine notice will then be sent by the Court.

  2. In Person
    You may appear at the Court Office between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to plead to the court and/or pay fines or send to the Court by certified mail.

    You may also appear at the time scheduled on the summons to plead guilty or not guilty to the summons.

  3. Payment of Fines
    Cash, money order, certified check or credit card will be accepted as payment for fines due. No company or attorney’s checks accepted. Time is allowed for payment. We cannot accept credit card payments over the phone.

Civil Jurisdiction

Call the Court Clerks to inquire about Civil and Small Claims matters where the Court’s limited to $3,000. Landlord-Tenant matters the monetary jurisdiction is unlimited.

Small claims applications will be accepted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

 

Judge Colby’s Local Rules:

  1. When filing a motion, a party must not only serve the motion in the Court Clerk’s Office, but must also provide Judge Colby with a courtesy copy of the papers at 1400 Liberty Building, Buffalo, NY  14202.  The courtesy copy must be provided by noon on the Thursday preceding the requested return date of the motion. 
  1. When submitting paperwork for purposes of the Assigned Counsel Program (i.e., authorizing payment), all forms should be completed before submission (i.e. circling the Town/Justice designations etc.).
  2. Small claims plaintiffs must have at least two estimates when seeking damages.  Also, any evidence to be offered must be capable of being submitted to the court (and will not be returned).  For example, photographs or texts must be hard copies, the Court will not look at cell phones.