Suffolk County District Court

Suffolk County District Court has 6 Courthouses in the 5 western towns of Suffolk County (Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip & Smithtown).

District Court in the Cohalan Court Complex, Central Islip
Criminal Court
… trial jurisdiction over misdemeanors, violations and infractions
… preliminary jurisdiction over felonies
… traffic tickets charging a crime
Domestic Violence, Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, Human Trafficking Court

District Court in the outlying courthouses in Hauppauge, Huntington Station, Lindenhurst, Patchogue, and Ronkonkoma
Civil Court - jurisdiction limited to damages up to $15,000
Small Claims Court - simplified procedure, damages up to $5,000
Landlord & Tenant Court - housing proceedings and evictions
Town Ordinance offenses and Community Court - offenses prosecuted by the Towns

Emergency Closing information
How to find out if the court is closed, and what it means to your court case.

Do we have your current address?
How to notify the court of a change in address.

History and Structure of District Court

Do you need CourtHelp?
More forms, references, FAQs provided by the NYS Courts.