The Candor Town Justice and the Village Justice hold Court at the Town Hall.
Vehicle and Traffic Cases are heard by the Justices. These include
Speeding, DWI, and other Moving and Non-moving Violations. Penal Law
Crimes are also heard here. These can include Drug Cases, Disorderly
Conduct Cases, and Burglary. Among the many other types of cases heard
in Town Court are Violations of Town Ordinances, Dog Control, Code
Enforcement, and Environmental Conservation. This is not intended to be
an inclusive listing of the types of cases covered by either Town or
Felony Case arraignments are held in the Town Court Room and
Forwarded to the County Court System.
The Town has the authorization to hold Arraignments for adjoining Towns
or Villages in Penal Law cases and in Felony Cases for any town in Tioga
The Courts have authority to collect fines, impose sentences, and
hold jury and non-jury trials.
Civil cases are also heard in Town Court. There are three main types:
(1) Small claims, an individual against another individual or company.
In this case the defendant must live in Candor and the claim must be
under $3,000. (2) Civil Claim, A business against an individual. In
this case the plaintiff (the company) can live in Candor and the
defendant doesn’t necessarily have to live in Candor. (3) Summary
Proceedings, i.e. Eviction
The Court Clerk assists with the filing of Small Claims cases, but
cannot provide assistance with Civil Claims or Summary Proceedings only
assign court dates.