Town Court

Grand Island Town Court is located at 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, New York 14072 in Grand Island Town Hall, 2nd floor. Court hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm daily for fine payments, the filing of small claim applications and for any assistance to the public regarding court matters.

Town Justices Sybil E. Kennedy and Mark J. Frentzel share the bench on Wednesday evenings. Justice Kennedy sits every first and third Wednesday and Justice Frentzel sits every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Mark Nemeth is our Town Prosecutor, who handles all traffic and criminal violations in our court.

Grand Island Town Court has jurisdiction of anyone 16 years and older and hears misdemeanor and violation cases only. We have no jurisdiction to prosecute felony charges but can arraign a case with felony charges and hold a felony hearing. Assistant District Attorneys are in our court and represent the people of the State of New York on Wednesday evenings, as well.

Court personnel consists of Maria C. Burns, Clerk of the Court; Sandra Hingston and Marcia Shaffer, Clerks to Town Justices; and Sandra Caffery, Senior Aide. You may contact Maria C. Burns at 716 773-9600 Ext 650 for any questions between the above hours mentioned.

Anyone wanting to file a Small Claim application can do so Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 11:00am and the filing fee must be paid in cash at the time of filing the claim. The fee for a claim $1,000 or under is $10 and for anything over $1,000 is $15. The maximum claim allowed is $3,000 in a small claim action. A Corporation cannot use a Town Court for a Small Claim action; they must go to the nearest City Court. The court supplies the application and a Small Claim Booklet with procedures on Small Claims.

Town Justices
Sybil E. Kennedy
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Mark J. Frentzel
Court Clerk/Marriage Officer
Maria C. Burns
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Court Personnel
Justices Clerks

Sandra Hingston
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Marcia Shaffer
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Filing small claims – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday to Friday
Payment of fines – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Court Sessions – Wednesday – 5:30 p.m. (Criminal Matters) – 6:30 p.m. (Traffic Matters)
Small claims hearings – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday
Phone (716) 773-9600 ext. 650 or 652 Fax (716) 775-3527
Dept. Email: [email protected]