Town Court

Honorable Joseph Rathbun
P.O. Box 16
Hoffmeister, NY 13353
Home: (315) 826-3390
Office: (315) 826-7093

Court is in session the last two Thursdays every month @ 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Court Clerk: Amanda La Rue

The town of Morehouse Justice will preside over the court and is elected for a four year term.

Town courts have jurisdiction over any and all criminal matters occurring within the towns borders.
This includes original jurisdiction over any and all traffic matters.
The town court has jurisdiction over small claims matters with a limit of $3,000.00

Town courts jurisdiction:

  • Vehicle and Traffic Law
  • Small Claims
  • Penal Law
  • Domestic Violence Cases
  • Local Laws and Ordinances
  • Criminal Procedure Law
  • Alcohol Beverage Control Law
  • Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law
  • Parks and Recreation Law
  • Environmental Conservation Law
  • Navigation Law
  • Contract Law
  • Civil Practice Law and Rules