Town of Conklin Court
Arraignments: Wednesdays @ 9:00 am
Evictions: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 9:00am
Small Claims Proceedings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 9:00am
Pre-trial conferences with the Broome County ADA: 1st Friday of the month, January through December at 9:00 am at the Conklin Court
What is the function of the Town Court?
This Town Court plays a vital role in the Unified Court System of New York State. This court has broad jurisdiction and the court presides both civil, criminal matters, local town law including code and dog control violations, evictions, orders of protection, etc.
On the civil side, this Town Court hears actions seeking monetary awards up to $3,000 and small claims proceedings for awards up to $3,000. This court also handles landlord/tenant matters that may result in an eviction as well as a money judgment for back rent that is due.
This court also presides over small claims disputes. Small claims proceedings are intended to provide a low-cost, simplified and informal procedure for individuals to resolve disputes involving limited monetary claims. Often individual litigants do not use an attorney in these matters and are not required to do so.
On the criminal side, this court is authorized to handle matters involving the prosecution of misdemeanors and violations that are committed within the town’s geographic boundaries.
This Town Court also conducts arraignments and preliminary hearings in felony matters. In addition, this court hears Vehicle and Traffic Law misdemeanors and traffic infractions.
Jury and non-jury trials are held in the Town Courtroom on an as needed basis. The Court Clerk is responsible for maintaining all court-related records.
The Town Justice is an elected public servant with a four-year term who must annually complete twelve (12) hours of mandatory Judicial Continuing Education offered by the State Office of Court Administration.
Hon. Dawn M. Shafer
The Broome County Public Defender’s Office: 607-778-2403
The Broome County District Attorney’s Office: 607-778-2423
Broome County District Attorney’s Office:
George R. Harvey Justice Building
45 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
If you are requesting a modification of an Order of Protection call the District Attorney’s Crime Victims Assistance Center: 607-723-3200.
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles: 518-486-9786.
For out-of-state drivers, please call: 518-474-0641.
If you are a victim of violent crime call the crisis hotline for information and referrals to the SOS shelter and their services
24 hr (607) 754-4340
SOS Shelter Administration Office:
1201 E. Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
1st Friday of the Month 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For your convenience, a Drop Box is located just outside the back door of the Court Office.