Court Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an alternative to filing a Small Claim?

Yes, you can contact ACCORD (A Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc.). This is a  free mediator service. In Broome County, you can call (607) 724-5153 or contact via email.

How do I make my fine payment to the Court?

By Mail – Money Orders or Certified Bank Checks payable to “Town of Binghamton Court” should be mailed to:

Town of Binghamton Court
279 Park Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903

In Person – Payments made by Cash, Money Order or Certified Bank Check can be made during court hours (Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  A drop box is available in the Town Hall lobby for payments before/after court hours (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

By Credit Card(Available for Vehicle & Traffic Law Fines and Surcharges only)
Service fees apply.  Call toll-free (888) 912-1541 or pay online at  (Services provided by third party vendor “nCourt.”)  See link below.

Please include your name, ticket number, case number, and date of birth on the paperwork submitted with your payment for proper processing.


Click here for online payment of Vehicle & Traffic fines and surcharges.


How do I answer my traffic ticket?

Every motorist receiving a ticket must respond to the ticket.

If the charge(s) are NOT misdemeanors, you can either appear on the date listed on the ticket, or you can sign the back and enter your plea of either guilty or not guilty. You then mail it to the court at the following address:

Town of Binghamton Court
279 Park Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903

NOTE: Review your ticket(s). To plead guilty, complete Section A of your ticket. To plead not guilty, complete Section B of your ticket.

Upon a plea of guilty, the judge will impose a sentence that could consist of a fine. Also imposed would be the NYS mandated surcharge. You will be notified by mail of the amount due and the process to make the payment.

Upon a plea of not guilty, you will be scheduled for a pre-trial conference. Once your plea of not guilty is received and accepted by the court, you will receive the notice scheduling this conference.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you must appear in person on the date and time listed on the ticket.

Why isn’t the fine listed on my ticket?

Because the judge will assess the penalty. Once a plea of guilty has been entered, the judge determines the sentence, and in most cases, assesses the fine on each ticket filed in the court. Once assessed, a Notice of Fine will be mailed to you with the amount due and the instruction for payment.

Do I need a lawyer to appear in court with me?

Although you are not required to have an attorney, it is recommended that you proceed to trial with the aid of counsel/attorney.


Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Tuesday & Thursday:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


NOTE:  The District Attorney / Public Defender are present at 1 p.m. on the following days: 
4th Wednesday of January, March, May, July, Sept., and November


(607) 772-0357, press 5 


(607) 240-5331


279 Park Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903
United States
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