COURT OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
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NOTICE: Please see the below links or telephone numbers for access to our Virtual Courtrooms
Click here to attend by Microsoft Teams for Judge Forrest
(Or call (833) 262-7886 and use conference ID 670 995 460)
Click here to attend by Microsoft Teams for Judge Finnerty
(Or call (833) 262-7886 and use conference ID 617 972 75)
Click here to attend by Microsoft Teams for Civil PTC
(Or call (833) 262-7886 and use conference ID 825 273 167)
Please be advised Elmira City Court has expanded operations to allow for acceptance of all new filings and processing of payments. However, please note 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 (317 E. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901), Email (ElmiraCityCourt@nycourts.gov) or Fax (212-401-9240) or through the Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS) by clicking here.
*No Personal Checks Accepted*
Payment by Money Order / Certified Cashier’s Check: Send along in regular mail with Payment Form found here.
Payment by Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover): Accepted only in-person with valid photo I.D. Court open for payments Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)
Payment by Cash: Accepted only in-person. Court open for payments Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)
Filing Criminal / General Civil / Small Claims:
If you are filing documents pertaining to an existing case, you may do so using the Electronic Document Delivery System. The link to go directly to the EDDS system is here.
The Court is open for in-person filing, or you may file the required original documents by regular mail.. Subsequent paperwork to be filed using the EDDS system, found here.
Please review the most recent Administrative Order here for additional information.
317 E. Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
(Corner of Lake & Church Streets)
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Honorable Steven W. Forrest
Honorable Peter F. Finnerty
Patricia P. Minchin
Frederick M. Cerio
Paul R. Hart
Deputy Chief Clerk