Q: What are the Justice Court Clerk’s hours of operation?
A: The Court Clerk has office hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Q: What should I do when I receive a ticket?
A: First, READ the back of the ticket. You will find the instructions you will need to respond to the ticket in a correct and timely manner.
Q: What if I wish to plead “Guilty”?
A: If you wish to plead “Guilty”, check the box indicating guilty, fill out the necessary information, SIGN IT, and return the ticket to the Court at PO Box 1231, Lake Grove, NY 11755. Once it is received by the Court, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Court with the amount of the fine and the date by which it must be paid.
Q: What if I wish to plead “Not Guilty”?
A: If you wish to plead “Not Guilty”, check the box indicating not guilty, fill out the necessary information, SIGN IT, and return the ticket to the Court at PO Box 1231, Lake Grove, NY 11755. Once it is received by the Court, you will receive a letter from the Court giving you a date for a conference with either the Village Attorney or the District Attorney.
Q: Can I pay my tickets by mail?
A: Yes, tickets can be paid by mail. Please send your payment to PO Box 1231, Lake Grove, NY 11755. Please ensure that your name is legibly printed or written on the Money Order (Personal Checks will not be accepted) so the Clerk may apply it properly.
Q: Can I pay my tickets at Village Hall if the Court Clerk is not in?
A: No, tickets can only be paid to the Court Clerk during the hours of operation indicated above. The Clerk’s office is in the meeting hall through the doorway located to the left of the judge’s bench.
Q: Can I pay my ticket with a credit card?
A: Yes, you may now pay your fines with a credit card. The Court Clerk is authorized to accept only VISA, and MasterCard. Credit card payments will only be accepted in person. The Court Clerk will NOT accept credit card payments over the telephone. When making your payment, the credit card being used must be in the name of the person who is making the payment and a second form of identification is necessary to properly verify the user’s identity.
Q: What is the phone number for the Court Clerk?
A: Please direct all calls to the Court Clerk at (631) 585-2008.
Q: Can I reach the Court Clerk via email?
A: Yes. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . This email address is ONLY to request information from the Court Clerk. Pleas may NOT be entered using email. If you attempt to enter a plea via email it will be ignored.