Lockport City Court, Niagara County


One Locks Plaza
Lockport, NY 14094

Phone: 716-280-6205
Fax: 716-845-2791

Criminal Court
Phone: 716-280-6227

Civil Court
Phone: 716-280-6228

Traffic Court
Phone: 716-280-6225

Treatment Court
Phone: 716-280-6229
Fax: 716-845-7204

Court Staff

Chief Clerk
Samantha Pike
Phone: 716-280-6207
Fax: 716-845-2791
[email protected]


City Court Judge
Hon. William J. Watson

City Court Judge
Hon. Thomas M. DiMillo

Raise the Age Accessible Magistrates

Raise the Age Accessible Magistrate Directory

Forms & Filing Fees

Statewide Forms

Lockport City Court Local 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
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cashiering Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Bail transactions are accepted by the Niagara County Jail. The Court remains open to accept non-fee filings and emergency payment of fines and fees until 4:30 p.m.

The determination of emergency circumstances for the acceptance of payment of fines and fees is to be made by the supervisor of the court.

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