Elma Town Court


Elma Town Court

Erie County: Elma (Detailed map below)

1600 Bowen Road
Elma, New York 14059

PH: 716-652-3260 ext. 8
FAX: 716-805-1264


Court Office Hours:  Monday-Friday  8:00am-4:00pm

Fine Payments and Small Claims Filings accepted:
Monday-Friday   8:00am-3:30pm
Payments may be made by cash, money order, Mastercard, Visa.
Checks are not accepted.


Town Justice:

Joseph  A. Sakowski
Robert J. Pierce


Rosemary L. Bapst

District Attorney:

As assigned by the Erie County District Attorney Justice Court Bureau.

Court Clerk:

Deborah A. Sanfilippo  (Justice Sakowski)
Donna Dimitroff  (Justice Pierce)
Tara Grambo  (Prosecutor  Bapst)

Court Schedule:

Vehicle & Traffic Violations, Town Codes, Penal  Law Violations:
Judge Sakowski:  1st Monday and 2nd Thursday    6:30pm
Judge Pierce:        1st and 3rd Thursday                      6:30pm

Criminal Court:
Judge Sakowski:  4th Monday                                 7:00pm
Judge Pierce:        1st Tuesday                                 7:00pm

Small Claims Hearings:
Judge Sakowski:   4th Thursday                               7:00pm
Judge Pierce:         4th Tuesday                                 7:00pm

Court Tips:

Small claims filing information can be obtained at the Court Office.


You may not know:

Elma is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 11,304 at the 2000 census. The town is named after a type of tree.
The Town of Elma is located in the north-central part of the county, east of Buffalo, New York. Because of its location, Elma likes to refer to itself as the “heart of Erie County.”
The region was first settled around 1827. The early residents included members of the Ebenezer Society.
The town was established in 1857 from parts of the Towns of Aurora and Lancaster. Elma was the last town formed in the county. When the town was formed, a resident suggested it be named after a famous large American elm, then growing in the town. Fran Striker, the creator of The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet, was killed in a car accident here on September 4, 1962 while moving with his family.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.5 square miles, all of it land.
The west town line is marked by New York State Route 78. The East Aurora Expressway (New York State Route 400) crosses the town.

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