Justice

Officials
Title Job Title Contact Information
Judge Charles J. Mantione, Jr. Judge Email:
Phone: 315-638-1308
Fax: 315-638-2369
Patti Maguire Court Clerk Email: pmaguire@townoflysander.org
Phone: 315-638-1308
Fax: 315-638-2369
Jill Herrera Court Clerk Email: jherrera@townoflysander.org
Phone: 315-638-1308
Fax: 315-638-2369
Judge Michael M. Bryant Judge Email:
Phone: 315-638-1308
Fax: 315-638-2369

Office Hours

Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Court Days and Hours

Tuesdays – 7:00 p.m. for Judge Mantione
Wednesdays – 7:00 p.m. for Judge Bryant

Fine payments: Accepted during the above hours. Fines can be paid by cash, VISA, Mastercard, money order, or bank certified check. Fines paid through the mail must be paid by money order or bank certified check in US funds. We do not accept personal checks.

Pay online at www.paycourtonline.com or call 888-912-1541. A convenience fee will be added to the transaction.

PLEASE NOTE: A service fee of 2.99% of the amount of the payment will be assessed on all credit card payments made in person or via mail. Neither the Court nor the Municipality receives any portion of this fee.  

Small Claims, Evictions and Civil Filings

Filings are accepted: Monday through Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Traffic Tickets

Guilty Plea by Mail: If you wish to plead “Guilty” to a traffic violation by mail, please date and sign PART A of your ticket and remit it to the Court before the court date which is printed on the front of your ticket. Upon receipt, the Court will notify you in writing to indicate the fines and/or surcharges that may be due.

Not Guilty: If you wish to plead “Not Guilty” by mail, you must date and sign PART B of the ticket. Upon receipt of your “Not Guilty” plea, the Court will notify you in writing of your new court date and schedule you to meet with the Assistant District Attorney at our regularly scheduled District Attorney night. If you do not want to enter a plea by mail, you should appear in Court on the date listed on the bottom of your ticket. Upon arrival at the Court, please sign in at the Court Clerk’s desk.

Adjournments

Criminal Court: Requests must be made in writing by the attorney. Mail or fax requests.

Traffic Court: For violations only (not misdemeanors). Requests can be made by mail, fax or phone call.

Small Claims: Adjournment requests made prior to the scheduled hearing must be done by mail to all parties. On the day of the scheduled hearing you or a representative MUST APPEAR to request an adjournment.

Evictions: No adjournments available.

Bail

Bail is posted to assure the appearance of a defendant on each and every court date until the case is closed. The bail posted will not be refunded until the case is closed and all fines are paid. A 3% poundage fee may be deducted from the bail amount depending on the outcome of the case. You must present your original bail receipt and photo ID when requesting the return of bail.

Suspended License and Warrants

To take care of a suspended license, come to the Court Clerk’s counter during office hours. Bring any forms sent to you in the mail concerning your suspension. Warrants: You must surrender yourself to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department or, to the NYS Troopers.

Marriages

Town Of Lysander judges who are authorized to perform marriages:

Honorable Michael M. Bryant
Honorable Charles J. Mantione Jr.
315-638-1308

The Court Clerk’s ARE NOT PERMITTED to give legal advice!