Justice Raynard A. Ozman
1 Municipal Square Walden, NY 12586
Phone: (845) 778-2177 ext. 1507 | Fax: (845) 778-2399
Court Clerk Ann Marie Maruca (send email)
The court office is open Monday through Friday, 7am – 3:30pm
Please be mindful that proper attired is required in the court room. Please do not bring cell phones into the court room as they are not permitted in any New York State court regardless if they are powered off. Unfortunately, the Village does not have a place for cell phones to be stored while court is in session and will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
Traffic court is held the second Tuesday of each month at 10am in the Bradley Assembly Room, 3rd Floor Municipal Building.
Criminal Court is held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 12pm in the Bradley Assembly Room, 3rd Floor Municipal Building.
About the Justice Court
Justice Court is the first level trial court of New York State’s Unified Court System. Many New Yorkers will have their first and only court experience in a town or village court. The justices respond to calls from law enforcement officers on a twenty four hour, seven day a week schedule.
Justice Court has preliminary jurisdiction over felony cases and exclusive jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases, pending divestiture to the County Court. Small claims and civil cases up to $3,000.00 are also handled in Justice Court.