Elmira City Court


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Please be advised Elmira City Court will be expanding operations on May 18, 2020 to include acceptance of new filings and processing of payments. 

However, please know that due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the court prefers to receive electronic delivery of such business to the greatest extent possible. Correspondence may be sent to the court by mail, email or fax. If you would like to make a payment, please download this generic fine notice and remit to the court either by mail, email or fax. 

If you are attempting to file a new case, you may do so using the Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS) by clicking here

Please note evictions will not be accepted for filing until the moratorium deadline of August 20th has passed, regardless if a non-payment or holdover proceeding. New filings for Small Claims may be accepted but will not be calendared for a hearing until the court is able to open fully for in-person court sessions. Please be reminded that mediation is still available through the local Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC).

Administrative Office

317 E. Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
(Corner of Lake & Church Streets)
Phone 607-873-9520
Fax 212-401-9240
Email ElmiraCityCourt@nycourts.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Judges' Chambers

Honorable Steven W. Forrest
Honorable Ottavio Campanella

Patricia P. Minchin
Patricia Page

Court Attorneys
Frederick M. Cerio
Paul R. Hart


Chief Clerks

Chief Clerk
Casey Johnson

Deputy Chief Clerk
Zsuzsanna Kadar