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Court

Contact Info

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Phone:(607) 687-2236
Fax:(607) 687-3518

Address:

90 Temple Street
Owego, NY 13827
United States

See map: Google Maps

The court is back in regular in-person sessions as of April 22, 2021. Expect to attend court in person UNLESS you contact the court and request virtual court at which time instructions will be mailed to you.

When you click here, the link for the Virtual Court, you will maintain the same rights as if you have appeared in person. You will be directed to Microsoft TEAMS. Go directly to the lobby portion of the meeting. Your name will appear in the order in which you logged into the meeting. Please wait in the lobby portion that you were directed to and the judge will call your case in the order you logged in. Please be patient as this may take some time depending on how many people are ahead of you. Once your case is called by the court, you will have the opportunity to enter a guilty or not guilty plea. If you enter a guilty plea, you will be assessed a mandatory State surcharge and a fine applicable to the charge for which you were given a ticket. If you enter a NOT GUILTY plea, you will be given an opportunity to discuss a possible reduction to the charge with the District Attorney or will be offered the option to take the case to trial. If a trial is requested you can either come to Court OR the Court can conduct a BENCH trial virtually where you will have the opportunity to present your case to the Court and a decision will be made by the Court. As ALWAYS, the Court is here to ensure a fair playing field for ALL parties and weigh the merits of your case individually. You may join by phone at 1+(347)378-4143. The conference number is 615632324

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David G. Boland Village Justice  
Diane Gregory Court Clerk (607) 687-2236
Michael Grinage Associate Justice

Frequently Asked Questions

1-518-486-9786

New York State DMV

A license is subject to suspension if you have either neglected to plea to your ticket(s) or have failed to pay a fine and/or surcharge.  Depending on the circumstances, a personal appearance or payment may be required. A State Mandated Fee of $70 is applied to each outstanding charge and must be paid in full to lift the suspension.  

For further information regarding suspension, you may go to the website listed below.

New York State DMV 
1-518-486-9786

Methods of payment accepted are US Currency, postal money order, certified bank check and credit card. We do not accept business or personal checks. Make all money orders payable to Owego Village Justice Court. Be sure to include a case number or ticket number on the money order to ensure proper posting. Cash is only accepted at the court clerk’s office. We do not always have the ability to make change so we require the exact change only.  

You can also pay your fine online at http://paycourtonline.com- you will need your ticket number or docket number. The online payment website is very user friendly. 

There are also instructions for paying online on your invoice.

There is a 2.99% convenience fee added to any credit card payments.

All Civil matters and Small Claims are handled at the Owego Town Court, 2354 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY. Their phone number is 607-687-2822 extension 4 if you have any questions regarding the filing of a Civil or Small Claim.
Be prepared to appear on the date stated on the Jury Summons Notice. You are to call the court at (607) 687-2236 after 5:00 PM the day before the scheduled trial. There will be a message regarding your reporting status for the trial.
Call the Tioga County Public Defenders office at 607-687-1000 to schedule an appointment for a qualifying interview. You are required to notify the court of your scheduled appointment. If you financially qualify for representation a letter must be sent to the court.
A supporting deposition is a more detailed report of the account for which the ticket was issued. If you were given a computer generated ticket, you may have been handed the supporting deposition at that time.
You should notify the court in writing and request an adjournment date. Upon receipt of your request, the court will determine the next appearance date and notify you or your attorney accordingly.
You should notify the court in writing and request an adjournment date. Upon receipt of your request, the court will determine the next appearance date and notify you or your attorney accordingly.
You may receive either a hand written ticket or a computer generated ticket. It is the obligation of the receiving motorist or passenger(s) to respond to the ticket. If the charge is a TRAFFIC INFRACTION you may either appear in person on the date and time listed on the ticket or plea by mail. If pleading by mail you MUST sign and date in either the guilty or not guilty portion of the ticket. Please indicate your correct mailing address in the designated area. (Please make sure your writing is legible). Mail your ticket(s) to the court. The address that is listed on the bottom of your ticket. Upon a plea of guilty, a fine and surcharge will be assessed and an invoice with the amount due and payment methods will be mailed to you. Upon a plea of NOT GUILTY, the court will schedule a date and time for you to appear for PRE-TRIAL. If you have been charged with aMISDEMEANOR, you MUST appear in person on the date and time listed on the ticket.
We are located at 90 Temple Street, 2nd Floor, Owego, New York. Parking is located along the street or in the Hyde Parking lot.