Ithaca City Court

Location & Hours

118 E. Clinton Street,
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-216-6660
Fax: 607-240-5821

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
(excluding state holidays)

Chief Clerk
Ronna J. Collins

Deputy Chief Clerk
Sheryl Kumpf

City Court Judges

Hon. Richard M. Wallace, Judge
Hon. Seth J. Peacock, Judge


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Questions, Feedback?

Email the Ithaca City Court

Court Schedule & Prosecutor Assignment of Cases

Small Claims - Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.

Summary Proceedings (Evictions) - Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.

Criminal Court - Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (District Attorney present in Court) and scheduled Fridays at 9:00 a.m. (District Attorney present in Court)
(See below for assignment of cases)

Traffic Court - Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. (District Attorney present in Court)

Drug Court - Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Jury Trial Terms Terms - 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 13


Upon agreement between the District Attorney of Tompkins County and the City Attorney of the City of Ithaca, cases are assigned for prosecution in the Ithaca City Court as follows:

Cases Assigned to the District Attorney:

  • All felonies
  • All misdemeanors (including 'local' law misdemeanors)
  • 'Local' law violations which are paired with at least one of the above types of cases (with the exception of ABC violations which are paired only with 'local' law violations - see "Cases Assigned to the City Attorney")

Cases Assigned to the City Attorney:

  • All 'state' law violations (Transportation and Traffic Law infractions)
  • Ithaca City Code 'local' law violations
  • Building Code 'local' law violations (including garbage, unshoveled sidewalk, unmowed grass violations)
  • SPCA violations (including unlicensed dogs, unleashed dogs)
  • 'local law' violations which are paired only with an ABC violation