The Lake Placid Village Court hears both civil and criminal matters.
For criminal issues, the Lake Placid Village Court handles matters involving the prosecution of misdemeanors and violations (including all traffic), that are committed within the village's boundaries. The Village court also conducts arraignments and preliminary hearings in felony cases. Felony cases are handled by the Essex County Supreme Court in Elizabethtown.
The Village Justice's are required to be on-call and are often requested for arraignments in misdemeanor and felony charges as well as acting as a Family Court judge when family court is not in session. When a case involves domestic violence, the Village Justices are authorized to issue orders of protection.
Justice Court of Lake Placid
2693 Main St. Suite 103
Lake Placid, NY 12946
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Thursday every month. (Except Holidays)
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Court Clerk Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Court online services
Parking Ticket Payment Form (Credit Card Payment)
Court Credit Card Payment Form (General)
Application for a public defender.