The Honorable Edward A. Pace
The Honorable Lynn Keane
John C Bailey, Town Attorney
Phone: (716) 662-0236
Leonard Berkowitz, Deputy Town Attorney
Phone: (716) 662-6400
As assigned by the Erie County District Attorney Justice Court Bureau.
Court Clerk’s Office Hours
Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – close of court
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – close of court
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fine Payments are accepted during the following hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Court is held on the every TUESDAY of each month at 4:00pm.
The FIRST and SECOND Tuesday of each month is Vehicle & Traffic, Town Code and Penal Law Violations, which are handled by the Town Prosecutor.
The THIRD and FOURTH Tuesday of each month is Criminal Court (misdemeanor charges), which are handled by the Assistant District Attorney.
All fine payments will be accepted Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm ONLY!
MONEY ORDERS, BANK CERTIFIED CHECKS and MASTER CHARGE/VISA ARE ACCEPTED. Please make payable to ORCHARD PARK TOWN COURT. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN US FUNDS! PLEASE BE ADVISED THE COURT CAN NOT ACCEPT FINE PAYMENTS OVER THE PHONE. The Court does not accept personal checks.
SMALL CLAIMS FILINGS
Application for Small Claims (PDF – 17.3 KB) Click the link to the left for the form. Forms to file a Small Claim are also available at the Court Clerk’s Office.
Small Claim proceedings may be brought by any individual against anyone who resides or owns a business in the Town of Orchard Park. The maximum claim allowed is $3,000.00.
The filing fee is $10.00 (if the amount you are suing for is $1.00 up to $1,000.00) and $15.00 (if the amount is $1,001.00 up to $3,000.00). The filing fee is payable upon filing the application, the Court Clerk cannot accept an application without the filing fee.
Small Claims filings are accepted at the Court Clerk’s Office Monday & Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm and Tuesday 12:00pm – 4:00pm ONLY. Please note that the Court does not accept personal checks.
If you receive a traffic ticket and wish to enter your plea by mail, you can do so by filling in the appropriate plea section on your ticket and mail it to the Court. Please note, it may take 8-10 weeks to receive your Prosecutor Conference date notice from the court.
If you plead GUILTY, the Judge will assess your fine(s) and/or surcharge(s) and you will be sent a fine notice for your charges. Please note, it may take 8-10 weeks to receive your fine notice from the Court.
If you plead NOT GUILTY, the Court will schedule you for a conference with the Town Prosecutor, you will be notified by mail of your appearance date. Please note if you mailed in your NOT GUILTY PLEA, you DO NOT need to appear in Court on the date initially indicated on your ticket.
Please e-mail or call the Court Clerk’s Office if you have any questions.
If you wish to speak with the Town Prosecutor for Traffic Court or the Assistant District Attorney for Criminal Court, you must sign-in which begins at 3:00pm on court evenings.
The Court Clerks are not permitted to give legal advice, so please do not ask for it.
You may not know
Orchard Park is a town in Erie County, New York, a suburb southeast of Buffalo, New York. According to the 2010 census, the population is 29,054. This represents an increase of 5.13% from the 2000 census figure. The town contains a village also named Orchard Park. Orchard Park is one of the “Southtowns” of Erie County.
In 1803 Didymus C. Kinney and wife Phebe (Hartwell) purchased land and built a cabin in the southwest corner of the township. The following year, a migration of Quaker settlers began.
The town was separated from the Town of Hamburg in 1850 and was first named the town of Ellicott, after Joseph Ellicott, an agent of the Holland Land Company. Within months, the name was changed to the town of East Hamburgh. Around 1934, the town was renamed Orchard Park after its principal settlement.
In the early 1900s a large fire burned down most of the central part of the village of Orchard Park around South Buffalo Street.
Orchard Park is located at 42°45′43″N 78°44′29″W (42.762159, -78.741405). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.6 square miles (99.9 km²), of which 38.5 square miles (99.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (0.18%) is water.
US 219 passes through the west part of the town and forms junctions with U.S. Route 20A (Quaker Street) and NY 179 (Milestrip Road).
US 20 (Southwestern Boulevard) passes through the north part of the town and forms a junction with NY 277 and NY 240 (Orchard Park Road).
As of the census of 2010, there were 28,272 people, 11,553 households, and 7,656 families residing in the town. The population density was 717.7 people per square mile (277.1/km²). There were 10,644 housing units at an average density of 276.4 per square mile (106.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 10,277 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $87,424, and the median income for a family was $102,906. About 1.1% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in the Town of Orchard Park
- Armor – A hamlet at the west town line.
- Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad Station – a former railroad station listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Chestnut Ridge Park – A popular county park with a wide range of activities is located in the south section of the town of Orchard Park on Chestnut Ridge Road (Route 277).
- Duells Corner – A hamlet south of Orchard Park village.
- Ellicott – A hamlet south of Orchard Park village.
- Erie Community College – The official location of the south campus, although most of the campus is in the adjacent town of Hamburg.
- Loveland – A hamlet on the east town line.
- Orchard Park – A village located at the junction of Routes 240 and U.S. 20A.
- Ralph Wilson Stadium – The home stadium of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills lies on the western edge of the town.
- Webster Corners – A hamlet north of the village of Orchard Park by the intersection of Webster and Orchard Park Roads.