Contact Information
Francis Navarra
Court: Wednesday 4pm

Lynn A. Beesecker
Court: Thursday 3pm

P: (845) 534-8717
F: (845) 534-4389

Justice Court
183 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518

The Town of Cornwall Justice Court is part of the Unified Court System. The Court arraigns felonies, handles and tries misdemeanors, traffic infractions and other violations. The wide range of responsibilities include securing defendants at county jail; issuing orders of protection; assigning counsel to indigent defendants; reporting case dispositions to the Division of Criminal Justice Service and New York State Department of Motor Vehicles; and properly managing & reporting revenue to New York State. Justice Courts have jurisdiction over civil matters as well: Small Claims up to $3,000 (exclusive of interest and costs) and Summary Proceedings (evictions). Whether a particular case is civil or criminal in nature, Justice Courts must be prepared to select a jury, admit evidence and conduct trials.

Justice Courts play a pivotal role in New York State's justice system, securing a standard of justice New Yorker's expect and deserve.

If you have questions or require assistance, please call the Court office. One of our knowledgeable Court Clerks will be happy to assist you.


Town of Cornwall Justice Court scheduled for Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm has been cancelled. Anyone scheduled to appear on that date will receive a new court date by mail. If you have any questions, call the Court at 845-534-8717.