Small Claims

The Town of Guilderland Justice Court holds sessions for small claims on Mondays at 6 pm

A Small Claim Form (PDF) is available to print for your convenience. However, you must file the claim in person during normal business hours, 9 am - 4 pm. Monday through Friday. You will be provided with the date and time of your small claims hearing when you file your claim.

You may download A Guide to Small Claims Court (PDF) or pick one up at the court office during regular business hours. This is a detailed booklet that can answer many of your questions and familiarize you with the small claim process.

The person/persons against whom you are filing a claim must live in, work, or operate a business in the Town of Guilderland. You will need a correct mailing address, a small claim action cannot be filed using a post office box number.

The fee for filing a claim of $1 to $1000 is $10. The fee for filing a claim in the amount of $1001 to $3000 is $15. ( Personal checks cannot be accepted, a service fee of 2.99% will be assessed on all credit card payments)