Small Claims

 

The Town of Halfmoon Justice Court holds sessions for small claims and civil matters generally twice a month.

Small Claims

You may file a claim in the Halfmoon Court for any amount up to and including $3,000.

The person/persons against whom you are filing a claim must either live in or operate a business in the Town of Halfmoon. You will need a correct mailing address. A small claim action cannot be filed using a Post Office Box number.

Corporations and partnerships cannot initiate a small claims action in Justice Court.

There are detailed small claims booklets available at the Town Court which answer many questions you might have.

A small claim form is available to print for your convenience. However, you must file the claim in person at the court clerk's office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The fee for filing a claim in the amount of $1 to $1000 is $10.  

The fee for filing a claim in the amount of $1001 to $3000 is $15.  

(A service fee of 2.99% of the payment amount will be assessed on all credit card payments beginning December 1, 2014)

    
Download "A Guide to Small Claims Court"

 

Civil Matters Requirements

Please contact the court directly for specific dates and times.
There is a $20 filing fee for evictions.  (A service fee of 2.99% of the payment amount will be assessed on all credit card payments.)

 

Frequently Asked Questions for Civil Cases: http://courts.state.ny.us/courthelp/qa_civillaw.html