Town of Sheldon 
A Right to Farm Community
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Town of Sheldon Court Information
Small Claims Filings
Applications to file a small claim are available at the Court Clerk's Office.  Small claim proceedings may be brought by an individual against anyone who resides in or owns a business in the the Town of Sheldon.  The maximum claim allowed is $3,000.  The filing fee is $10 for claims between $1 and $1,000.  The filing fee is $15 for claims between $1,001 and $3,000.  Applications will not be accepted unless accompanied by filing fee payment.  Small claim filings are accepted by appointment. 

Directions
For GPS users:  the Town Hall's coordinates are: 
42.7375N
78.38883W
We are located at the corner of Centerline Road and Rt. 77.

 

Court Office
Justice Laura Kirsch
Justice Paul Romesser
Court Clerk Laurie Dillon

Email the Court:  sheldoncourt@rochester.rr.com
***PLEASE NOTE***
The Court Office does not have set office hours.  To reach the Court Clerk, please call the number below and leave a message, she will call you back.
This is the only number to call to reach the Court Offices, do not call the Town Clerk's number.   
**Phone 585-535-0468**
Fax 585-535-0115
1380 Centerline Road
Strykersville, NY 14145

Marriage Ceremonies
Justice Paul J. Romesser is available to perform marriage ceremonies.  Please contact the court office at 585-535-0468 to make arrangements.

Traffic Diversion Program
Inquiries
 regarding
 the traffic diversion program will not be addressed by this court as this is not a program endorsed or run by the court.  You must contact the Wyoming County District Attorney Office or visit their website for information on the traffic diversion program. 

Court is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at 6:30 PM.  Payments are accepted in cash, money order, bank certified checks, master card, or visa only.  Payment MUST be in US Funds.  NO personal checks will be accepted.  Money Orders and Bank Certified Checks should be made payable to "Sheldon Town Court." Payments can be made through the mail or in person to the Court Clerk on Monday evenings when court is in session.  A receipt will be provided.  NO other town employees, including the Town Clerk, are able to accept payments. 

Court Holidays - No Court on These Dates:
May 29, 2017
September 4, 2017
October 9, 2017
December 25, 2017

Credit card payment form 
Credit card payment forms must be faxed to 585-535-0115. 


The Town Prosecutor will be at the Sheldon Town Court on the following nights:

April 24, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 26, 2017
July 31, 2017
August 28, 2017
September 25, 2017
October 30, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 11, 2017

The Assistant District Attorney is scheduled to appear at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday's on the following dates:  

May 1, 2017
August 7, 2017
October 2, 2017
December 4, 2017

Pleas
If you receive a traffic ticket and wish to enter your plea by mail, you can do so by filling in the appropriate plea section on your ticket and mailing it to The Sheldon Town Court, 1380 Centerline Rd., Strykersville, NY 14145. 

Guilty Plea
If you plead Guilty, the Judge will assess your fine and surcharge and you will receive a fine notice.  It may take two weeks to receive your fine notice.

Not Guilty Plea
If you plead Not Guilty, the Court will schedule a conference with you and the Town Prosecutor.  You will be notified by mail of your appearance date.  IMPORTANT - If you mail in a Not Guilty Plea, you do not need to appear in Court on the date noted on your ticket unless the Court notice mailed to you states the same date.