Town of Clarendon - Justice Court

There will be no Monday evening court sessions until further notice pursuant to the Governor’s Direction.  The Court Office will remain open during its regular business hours.


Honorable Thomas M. DiFante, Town Justice
Phone: (585) 638-6371 ext. 102

Court Clerk Joanne Major
Phone: (585) 638-6371 ext. 102

Civil and criminal jurisdiction over all misdemeanors, violations and infractions
Arraignment and preliminary jurisdiction over felonies

Common Laws:
Vehicle & Traffic Law – Penal Law
Local Laws and Ordinances – Environmental Conservation Law
Small Claims Law (up to $3000) – Civil Practice Law and Rules
Real Property Actions and Proceeding Law – Transportation Law
Criminal Procedure Law – Contract Law
Alcohol Beverage Control Law

Court Hours:

NOTICE TO ALL LITIGANTS:  Due to the recent Coronavirus pandemic, the Clarendon Court will not be in regular session.  All matters are administratively adjourned until further notice.  Upon resumption of the regular court sessions, you will be contacted by the court personnel at a future date.  If you have a scheduled appearance or were otherwise directed to attend court today, you will not be penalized for your absence.  We thank you for your cooperation in this effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to others in the community.

1st & 3rd Monday of month at 7:00 pm (except Holidays)
District Attorney night: 2nd Monday of each month – Court starts at 5:30 pm