Important Notice: Effective January 2010, the Southampton Town Justice Court has moved to 32 Jackson Avenue, Hampton Bays, N.Y.
The Justice Court is a multi-faceted Court. processing all criminal, civil, traffic and parking summonses issued within the Town of Southampton.
Hours of Operation: 8:30 A.M. thru 4:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday with assignments being held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.
As of June 2002, the Court started accepting credit cards Visa and Mastercard.
Parking collections are handled by the Parking Violations Bureau located in the Town Receiver's Office.
Vehicle and Traffic cases are beard on Monday afternoons and sometimes on Thursday afternoon. Criminal and Misdemeanor cases are heard on Tuesday and Wednesday. Town Codes and Parking are heard on Wednesday. The non-jury and jury trials are heard on Thursday.
Complaints are handled from the following agencies: Southampton Town Police, New York State Police. Sag Harbor Village Police, Suffolk County Bay Constables, Fire Marshall and Building and Zoning. Southampton Town Justice Court is the busiest Justice Court in New York State. In 2006, this Court had over 40,500 people pass through the metal detector. The Drug Court (East End Regional Intervention Court) was started in November 2003 with Justice Deborah Kooperstein and Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith. It has gone from one (1) defendant to fifty (50) defendants and over twenty(20) graduates.
A Domestic Violence Advocate is at the disposal of the Court everyday of the year. The Court also offers a summer law student intern program. The court is open 365 days a year. The Court calendar is as follows: Civil Court is held on Monday mornings and all day Friday.
WORKLOAD The Court is staffed by 3 Judges, a Chief Clerk, 14 full-time clerics, and 2 part-time clerks. During 2006, there was over 4,000 civil cases, 4,200 criminal cases, and 33,000 traffic tickets answerable to the Southampton Court. 1be Court handled over 42,000 cases (excluding parking tickets) from January thru December 2006. A total revenue of $2,442,500.45 was collected and is broken down as follows:
Of the amounts collected, the NYS Comptroller returned $1,242,403.00 to the Town of Southampton.
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