top of page


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. 

Contact Information
Justice Court of Lake Placid
2693 Main St. Suite 103
Lake Placid, NY 12946
PH: 518-523-2004
FX: 518-523-7278

Village Justice
May Chow

Alternate Justice
Dean Dietrich

Court Clerk
Victoria Duffy

Court Hours
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Thursday of every month. (Except Holidays)
10:00 AM

Court Clerk Hours
Monday:         8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday:         8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday:    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday:        8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday:             8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Court online services
 Parking Ticket Payment

Application for a public defender.

bottom of page