Salamanca City Court, Cattaraugus County


225 Wildwood Avenue
Salamanca, NY 14779

Phone: 716-379-6670
Fax: 716-379-6676

Court Staff

Chief Clerk
Chrystal Stanford
Phone: 716-379-6672

Deputy Chief Clerk
Heather O'Connor
Phone: 716-379-6670

Notice to Bar

Commencement Documents submitted electronically through EDDS is now available

The Administrative Office of the 8thJudicial District and the NYSCEF Resource Center are pleased to announce, effective April 1, 2023, the expansion of the Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS), to include the option to submit commencement documents in all City Courts located throughout the 8th Judicial District.

Salamanca City Court Judges

City Court Judge
Hon. Matthew Swenson 

City Court Judge
Hon. Jay Carr

Raise the Age Accessible Magistrates

Ploetz, Ronald - Cattaraugus County Court
Howden, Moses - Cattaraugus Family Court
DiCerbo, Nicholas - Olean City
Spears, Alan - Salamanca, City

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday - 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Civil & Small Claims: Last Wednesday & Friday of the month 10:00 a.m.

Criminal Court, Traffic Court, & Evictions: Wednesdays & Fridays - 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