Courts (Village)

Village of Saugerties Justice Court

Georgette Hughes

43 Partition Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
845-246-3958
845-246-3958
Hours of Operation:

Presiding

Justice Robert J. Rightmyer



Acting Village Justice

Justice Robert L. Schnell


Court Clerk

Georgette Hughes

Schedule:

  • Criminal cases are heard every Monday evening at 6:00 PM (except holidays)

  • Vehicle & Traffic cases are heard every Monday evening at 6:00 PM (except holidays)

  • Civil cases must be scheduled in advance with the court, and are heard on designated Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM (except holidays). The necessary paperwork and filing fees must be received by the Court several days prior to the hearing, as prescribed by law. Current filing fee: $20 per action.

    Note: Most civil case papers are prepared and filed by attorneys, who then represent the person initiating the action. The attorneys supply and complete the forms and see that the necessary service items and deadlines are met. For someone preparing their own civil case papers, forms can be obtained at local merchants that carry the Blumberg forms. In these cases, the plaintiff should be familiar with procedures; proper completion and submission is the plaintiff's responsibility . . . the court cannot give plaintiffs legal advice.

  • Small Claims cases (monetary damages only) must be scheduled in advance and are heard on designated Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM (except holidays). To commence an action the claimant must personally appear Monday evening, between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM (except holidays), to file and sign the claim form, as well as to pay a filing fee. The Court will then schedule a Small Claims Hearing date. Current filing fee(s): $10 (monetary damages up to $1,000.) or $15 (monetary damages $1,001 to $3,000)

    Note: Defendant must reside or have a place of business in the Village.