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 FAX
email Email 

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Jeremy A. Colby
Town Justice

house Town Court
 525 Pavement Road
        Lancaster, NY 14086

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

Town Prosecutor: Kenneth E. Graber

Court Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidays
Court Sessions: Tuesdays at 11 AM and Thursdays at 5:30 PM

Traffic Court
Judge Cervi - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 
Judge Colby - 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

Criminal Court
Judge Cervi - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 
Judge Colby - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Telephone numbers

Judge Anthony Cervi's
Traffic Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 203
Criminal Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 202                                                                                                                                                                                      

 Judge Jeremy Colby's
Traffic Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 200
Criminal Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 201                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Small Claims, Weddings & Certificate of Dispositions  (716) 683-1814
Erie County Assigned Counsel / Legal Aid:  (716) 856-8804                                                                                                                                                                    

Pleading Not Guilty

The date listed on your ticket is your Court appearance date. If you are not able to appear on that date, mail in the signed and dated Part B of the issued ticket/summons to Town of Lancaster Justice Court 525 Pavement Rd Lancaster, NY 14086 before the date listed on your summons. Upon receipt of your Not Guilty plea the Court will notify you in writing of your new Court date.

Pleading Guilty

A Guilty plea is made by signing and dating Part A of your summons and mailing the document to the Justice Court before the date printed on the front of your summons. Upon receipt of your Guilty plea, the Court will notify you in writing of the fine and surcharge due.

**Acceptable methods of payment when paying in person: Cash, VISA, MasterCard, money order or certified check made payable to Town of Lancaster Court. Card holder must be present. NO Personal Checks accepted.

***No foreign currency accepted.

THE COURT CLERKS ARE NOT PERMITTED BY LAW TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE

For additional frequently asked questions visit the NYS Unified Court System website: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/townandvillage/faqs.shtml#traffic

Failure to Answer a Ticket in the Town of Lancaster

Failure to answer a ticket in the Town of Lancaster can and will result in the suspension of one’s license/driving privileges. Penalties for suspension for failure to pay a fine OR appear in court are substantial. To lift a suspension once it occurs, there is an extra $70.00 per EACH ticket you received, plus the fines and surcharges that could be imposed.

*If you have received notice from the NYS DMV, mail or bring in all associated paperwork.

For more information, contact the traffic court clerks at (716) 683-1814 ext 200 or 203.


License Suspension

If you have a suspension in the Town of Lancaster for Failure to Respond to a Summons please call the Court for the next available Court session. That Court session you will have the chance to speak with the Town Prosecutor. You may also submit a guilty plea to the Court office in person, via mail or fax.

Town of Lancaster Court
525 Pavement Road
Lancaster, NY 14086
Fax (716) 685-5313