The Rye Town Court is located within the Village of Port Chester and has jurisdiction in Port Chester, Rye Brook and the Rye Neck section of Mamaroneck.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Town Law of the State of New York the court has two elected justices. Prior to entering upon the duties of office, each town justice must take and subscribe a constitutional oath which is filed with the municipal clerk, the county clerk and also with the Office of Court Administration of the State of New York.
Each judge sits on the bench one day per week to cover criminal and civil matters and one night per month to hear vehicle and traffic or small claim cases. Judges are on call 24 hours per day to arraign any person who has been arrested.
There is a complete staff, one court clerk and one assistant to cover court. In addition there are certified foreign language interpreters at each Court Session.
The court handles thousands of cases a year. Local criminal courts have trial jurisdiction over all offenses other than felonies. Civil and small claims jurisdiction up to a monetary amount of $3,000.00.
Anne Capeci is the Court Clerk and can be reached at the telephone number below.
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