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VILLAGE JUSTICE COURT

 

 

Office Hours: Monday through Friday

8:45 AM to 4:15 PM

Telephone:    (516) 354-6330

Fax:               (516) 354-6004

email - court@vnhp.org

 

The Village Court meets in public session on during the early evening of the first and third Wednesday of the month for moving, parking, local ordinance, and building violations.  A Village parking ticket must be paid or resolved prior to the court date to avoid the fine being doubled.  If you wish to plead your case to the Judge, you must appear in court on the date and time indicated on the front of the ticket.  Court dates may be rescheduled, but you must contact the Court Clerk prior to your court date.

 

Village Court will accept a personal check, bank check, or money order, if paying by mail.  If paying in person, the Court accepts cash, personal or bank check, money order, Visa or Mastercard.

 

Meter complaints can be filed, in person, with the Court Clerk during regular business hours.  If the meter complaint relates to a ticket that was issued, the complaint must be filed immediately or as quickly as possible.

 

The Village Justice is authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in Village Hall, provided that a marriage license has been obtained prior to scheduling the wedding ceremony.  Licenses can be obtained at the Town of North Hempstead or the Town of Hempstead.  Once a license has been obtained, you can contact the Court Clerk to determine the Judge’s availability to perform the ceremony.

 

 

 

 

Village Justice Chris Devane

 

 

 

Robert Morici

Associate Village Justice

 

 

The Village Court is one of the over 1,400 courts in the State of New York and dates back to 1927, when the Village was incorporated.

 

The positions of Village Justice and Associate Village Justice were established under the provisions of Village law Section 3-301(29(a.)  The Village Justice is elected for 4 year term and must be a resident of the Village. The Associate Justice is appointed annually and may reside outside of the Village.    The Village Justice is responsible for the administration of the Village Justice Court.  The Village Justice is responsible for establishing court hours and is authorized to solemnize marriages.  He may also administer oaths within his/her jurisdiction.  All Village justices must complete mandatory training by the Office of Court Administration.  The Village Justice is not required to be admitted to practice law in the State of New York, but if he/she is not additional training is required. The primary function of the Village Court is to adjudicate violations of the Village Code and local laws in addition to traffic infractions.

 

 

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