Small Claims

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 3:30pm
Phone (716) 558-3256
Fax: (716) 674-0518

Small Claims is an informal court where individuals can sue for monetary damages only up to $3,000 maximum in the Town and Village Court. Claims over $3000 but not exceeding $5,000 can be directed to a City Court. The person or business you are suing MUST reside or have an office for business in the Town of West Seneca.

To start a small claim, come to the Court Office and complete a small claims application in which you will need the name and address of the party to be sued and the exact dollar amount. A filing fee of $10 is required for claims up to $1,000. A $15 fee is required for claims $1,000.01 to $3,000. A future court date will be scheduled.

THE COURT CLERKS ARE NOT PERMITTED BY LAW TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE

For further inquiries: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/townandvillage/faqs.shtml#small

For Free Forms, Instructions and Information on starting a Small Claims Case: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/smallclaims/forms.shtml

Before filing a small claim try Mediation, Mediation Works it out, Center for Resolution and Justice.
Main Office: 716-362-2323
Toll Free: 855-362-2323
e-mail: mediate@cfsbny.org