Perinton Town Court
Effective December 9, 2020: Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the 7th Judicial District has made the decision to postpone MOST criminal matters and ALL traffic matters that are scheduled in Perinton Town Court. If you have any questions about whether you need to appear or not, please call the Court at (585) 223-0770.
Perinton Town Court, is a part of the State of New York Unified Court System and has jurisdiction to hear both criminal and civil matters.
On the criminal side, Perinton Town Court is authorized to handle matters involving the prosecution of felonies, misdemeanors and violations that are committed within the town’s geographic boundaries. Perinton Town Judges conduct arraignments and preliminary hearings in felony matters, and hold bench and jury trials in misdemeanor matters. Town Justices are required to be on-call 24 hours a day and are often called upon to arraign individuals on misdemeanor and felony charges as well as to serve as acting Family Court judges when Family Court is not in session. In cases involving domestic violence, the judges are also authorized to issue orders of protection.
On the civil side, the Court handles landlord/tenant matters that may result in an eviction and may award money judgments for back rent that is due. The amount of an award in a landlord/tenant matter is unlimited. The Court also hears small claims proceedings seeking monetary awards up to $3,000.00. 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.