Genesee County Courts Facility
1 West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Deputy Chief Clerk
Sarah Schuster, Esq.
City Court Judge
Hon. Durin B. Rogers
City Court Judge
Hon. Thomas Burns
Local Court Forms
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.
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
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