City Court

Court Schedules


Arraignment


Court is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.
Emergency arraignments on weekends and holidays as required.

Criminal, Civil & Traffic Trial Terms


All Purpose: Terms I Through XIII
Honorable Elizabeth A. Burns
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.

Jury Terms: Terms II, IV, VI, X and XII
Honorable Elizabeth A. Burns
Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Additional days as designated by City Court Judge.

Commercial & Small Claims Court


Terms I Through XIII
Honorable Elizabeth A. Burns
Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Special time requests must be submitted in writing to the Court for the Judge's review.
Additional week days as designated by City Court Judge.

Part-time City Court Judge Lawrence Knickerbocker shall preside when City Court Judge Elizabeth A. Burns is absent or disqualified.

Cortland Adult Treatment (Drug) Court


Mondays at 2 p.m.

Court is not in session on legal holidays.

Parking Tickets


The Office of Administration and Finance is responsible for the collection of parking ticket fines, and the enforcement of the scofflaw process, administered by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Parking tickets can now be paid online by credit card or e-check any time of day or night. There is a small processing fee due at the time of payment.