PH: 716-649-6111 ext. 2390
Court Clerk’s Office Hours:
September to May
June to August
Small Claims, Evictions and Civil Filings:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Gerald P. Gorman
Walter L. Rooth
As assigned by the Erie County District Attorney Justice Court Bureau.
Barbara Anderson Brauch
Small Claims, Evictions, Civils
Traffic Court, Town Prosecutor
Tuesday and Thursday
Asst. District Attorney, Trials
No court session
Traffic Court, Town Prosecutor
Guilty Plea by Mail: If you wish to plead “Guilty” to a traffic violation by mail, date and sign PART A of your summons and remit it to the Court before the court date which is printed on the front of your summons. Upon receipt, the Court will notify you in writing of the fine due.
Not Guilty: If you wish to plead “Not Guilty” by mail, you must date and sign PART B of the summons. Upon receipt of your not guilty plea, the Court will notify you in writing of your court date for a meeting with the Town Prosecutor.
If you do not want to enter a plea by mail, you should appear in Court on the date listed on the bottom of your summons. Upon arrival at the Court, please check in at the Court Clerk’s counter.
Criminal Court: Requests must be made in writing by the attorney. Mail or fax requests.
Traffic Court: For violations only (not misdemeanors). Requests can be made by mail, fax or phone call.
Small Claims: Adjournments are usually not granted for small claims cases. Contact Small Claims Clerk for further information.
Evictions: No adjournments available.
Bail is posted to assure the appearance of a defendant on each and every court date until the case is closed. The bail posted will not be refunded until the case is closed and all fines are paid. A 3% poundage fee is deducted from the bail amount. Bail refunds are made on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:45am. You must present your bail receipt and photo id.
To take care of a suspended license, come to the Court Clerk’s counter on a Traffic Court day. Bring any forms sent to you in the mail concerning your suspension.
Warrants: You must surrender yourself to the Hamburg Police Department in the police building located behind Hamburg Town Hall.
Fine payments are accepted during the Court Clerk’s hours noted above. Fines can be paid by cash, Visa, MasterCard, money order or bank certified check. Fines paid through the mail must be paid by money order or bank certified check in US funds. The court does not accept personal checks.
The Court Clerks are not permitted to give legal advice, please do not ask for it.
You may not know:
Hamburg is a town in Erie County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 56,259.
The Town of Hamburg is on the western border of the county and is south of Buffalo, New York. Hamburg is one of the “Southtowns” in Erie County. A village called Hamburg and a village called Blasdell are in the town.
Historical evidence shows that the area was settled originally by the Erie Indians.
Some people have claimed that the name “Hamburg” was selected due to the presence of German settlers in the town, but they did not arrive until long after the town was formed and named.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.3 square miles, of which, 41.3 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it is water.
Lake Erie forms the western border of the town and Eighteen Mile Creek, the southern boundary.
The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), U.S. Route 62 (South Park Avenue/Buffalo Street), US 20 (Southwestern Boulevard), and NY Route 5 pass through the town. NY 75 runs through Hamburg Village, temporarily concurrent with Route 62. US 20A diverges from US-20 north of Hamburg village as both routes proceed to the east.
As of the census of 2000, there were 56,259 people, 21,999 households, and 15,157 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,362.7 people per square mile. There were 22,833 housing units at an average density of 553.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.93% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.
There were 21,999 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $47,888, and the median income for a family was $56,974. Males had a median income of $41,440 versus $27,602 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,943. About 3.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.