Justice Department

This court has jurisdiction over a broad range of matters, including vehicle and traffic matters, small claims, evictions, civil matters and criminal offenses. The Colonie Court is one of the busiest justice courts in the State processing nearly 28,000 cases annually.

Notice (UPDATED 06/27/2022)

The Town of Colonie Court is conducting Monday and Wednesday evening and Thursday morning special sessions. If you receive a notice with a court date and time, you are required to appear.

If you have a change of address and/or contact information, please submit this in writing to the Court.

Methods of submittal for payments, as well as, answers to frequently asked questions are listed on our website, www.colonie.org/departments/justice

You may also call (518) 783-2714 from 8:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

When reporting to the Courthouse, the following protocols are in place:

Court Users who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and can provide proof of vaccination (a vaccination card or a NY State Excelsior Plus Vaccination Pass) are permitted to enter the facility

  • Without completing a health safety screening or having their temperature taken
  • Without wearing a face covering or mask

All other Court Users must continue to complete a health safety screening and wear a mask or face covering at all times.

If you have received a traffic summons or criminal appearance ticket and with to retain private counsel, your attorney may contact the Court or submit a letter of representation.

If you have Public Defense or seek Public Defense, you may contact the Albany County Public Defender’s Office at (518) 447-7150


The Court has three Town Justices presiding over all Court proceedings, the Honorable David R. Green, the Honorable Andrew C. Sommers and the Honorable Norman C. Massry.


Mary Falace, Clerk of the Court
Court Office Window:
Open Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Public Safety Center
First Floor
312 Wolf Road
Latham, NY 12110
Keep in mind:

Our mailing address is the same as our physical address.

Court Sessions Hours

The Colonie Justice Court holds court sessions six days a week.


Monday court sessions begin at 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday court sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.


Wednesday court sessions begin at 6:00 p.m.


Thursday court sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.

Saturdays & Sundays

Saturday and Sunday arraignment court sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.

Weekday Arraignments

Any weekday arraignments begin at 8:30a.m.


All court sessions are held in Courtroom #1 with the exception of Thursday court sessions and all hearings and trials which are heard in Courtroom #2.

Jury Duty

Jury duties are held in Courtroom #2. All jurors are encouraged to check in with the Court Clerk. The juror questionnaire should be filled out and presented to the clerk upon check in.

Payment Methods

The following payment methods are accepted by the Colonie Justice Court:

  • Cash (In-Person)
  • Money Order / Certified Check made payable to Colonie Town Justice
  • Visa or MasterCard by returning the Authorization Form in person or by mail

State of the Court

The Court initiated a State of the Court Report in 2009 and submits an annual update which may be viewed by clicking the link(s) below.

Wedding Requests

Wedding requests are available and can be done by appointment only. In New York State, Town Judges may perform civil wedding ceremonies. To schedule a wedding, Judge Crummey, Judge Massry and Judge Sommers may be contacted at (518) 783-2714.

Locate Us

The Colonie Town Justice is located in the Public Safety Center at 312 Wolf Road. We are located in the same building as the Colonie Police and EMS Departments.

From NY State Thruway

From NY State Thruway- to exit 24, follow signs for I87 North (Albany Intrn’l Airport).

From I-87 North

From I-87 North-to exit 4 (Wolf Rd), proceed to end of the exit ramp, at traffic light turn left, proceed to the next traffic light (intersection of Wolf Rd and Albany Shaker Rd) and turn left, *heading toward Albany Airport). At the next traffic light, turn right (the Bluestone Bistro is on the corner), once you make that right, we are ¼ mile on the left hand side in the Public Safety Center.

From I-87 South

From I-87 South-to exit 4, at end of the ramp take a right at the traffic light, the Justice Court is ¼ mile on the left, in the Public Safety Center.

From I-90 West

From I-90 West-to exit 1N, then follow I-87 North directions.