Batavia City Court, Genesee County


Genesee County Courts Facility
1 West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585-201-5764
Fax: 585-371-3954

Court Staff

Chief Clerk
Jennifer Wallace
Phone: 585-201-5760
Fax: 585-371-3954

Court Attorney
Sarah Schuster, Esq.
Phone: 585-201-5766
Fax: 585-371-3954


City Court Judge
Hon. Durin B. Rogers

City Court Judge
Hon. Thomas Burns


Local Court Forms


Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Traffic Court:
Wednesday - 9:00 a.m.

The court is closed on all state holidays.

Small Claims Filing Instructions

1.  Complete the claim form
You can print the form below and fill it out or complete the form as a fillable PDF and save it.

City Court Small Claims Universal Claim Form

If you will be filing by mail, the claim should be accompanied by an Acknowledgment completed by a Notary Public. 

Acknowledgment Form

2.  Deliver the form to the Court
Once the Claim form is completed it can be delivered with the filing fee to the Court in person or by mail

3.  Paying the filing fee
Small Claim: $15.00 for claims of $1,000.00 or less; $20.00 for claims of $1,001.00 - $5,000.00 (maximum); Commercial Claim: $25.00 plus postage for each Respondent – please contact the Court you are filing in to determine the postage cost per Respondent.

Payment can be made by certified check, money order or in person with a credit card or cash.
Further Information available in the NYS Small Claims Handbook