Albany County Judicial Center
6 Lodge Street, Room 113
Albany, NY 12207
County Court Judge
Hon. Andra Ackerman
Deputy Chief Clerk
Mary Grace Sullivan
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except State Holidays)
The County Court is located in each county outside New York City. It is authorized to handle the prosecution of all crimes committed within the county. It has exclusive authority to handle trials in felony matters and shares authority with the local city, town and village courts to handle trials in misdemeanor cases (offenses punishable by less than one year in prison) and other minor offenses and violations. The County Court also has limited authority to hear civil cases involving monetary awards of $25,000 or less.
Although the County Court is primarily a trial court, in the Third and Fourth Departments it also has appellate jurisdiction over cases originating in City, Town and Village Courts. Appeals from the County Courts are generally heard in the Appellate Division.
Directions & Parking
From I-787 South: Exit at Clinton Avenue (Route 9), and turn Left onto South Pearl Street. Turn right onto State Street. Go straight on State Street for two blocks. Make a right onto Eagle Street. The Courthouse is on the third block on your right hand side. Enter the building from Lodge Street.
On-street metered parking is available throughout downtown. Some meters expire every two or four hours, depending on the location. Handicap parking is available in the front (Eagle Street) and back (Lodge Street) entrances of the County Courthouse. This is also metered parking. The Crowne Plaza has handicap spaces available as well. Bus service is available from several locations throughout the county to downtown Albany.