The 9th Judicial District has authorized the Pine Plains Court to resume the following limited operations:
Clerk hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Court will accept new filings and may set hearing dates for Small Claims and Civil actions. Cases can be filed by mail OR in person by appointment with the Court Clerk.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS (EVICTIONS)
All existing eviction proceedings are still stayed pursuant to Order of the Administrative Judge nor can new filings be made.
Default judgments shall not be granted where, pursuant to CPLR 3215, the default occurred after March 16, 2020. Furthermore, no default judgment requiring the defendant’s notice pursuant to CPLR 3215 (g) shall be granted, unless the application was heard prior to March 17, 2020 and proper notice was given (9th Judicial District’s Fifth Amended Administrative Order).
The Court will virtually preside over immediate arraignments after and during regular business hours. In all instances, a request may be made by an attorney or litigant to the Assigned judge to appear virtually.
All pending and new traffic and criminal matters are still administrative adjourned until at least August 1st, 2020.
***You will be notified by the Court with the next appearance dates.***