7 Stage Road

Monroe, NY 10950

Tel: (845) 782-8721

Fax: (845) 782-8701

Open to the public Monday to Friday
(except Wednesday): 9am to 1pm

Wednesday: 12pm to 4pm

Village of Monroe Justice Court


Honorable Forrest Strauss, Village Justice

Honorable Yvette A. Rosario, Associate Village Justice

The Village Justice is an elected position with a term of four years. The Acting Justice is a yearly appointment.

Court Clerks

Kathleen Dulgerian
Carin Szkodzinsky

Court Dates

1st and 3rd Wednesdays: Beginning 6:00 pm Night Criminal Court
2nd and 4th Wednesdays: Beginning 6:00 pm Night Traffic Court/Civil/Small Claims/Evictions/Code Enforcement
2nd and 4th Wednesdays: Beginning 2:00 pm Civil/Small Claims/Evictions/Code Enforcement

Rules of Court - All Attorneys and Parties

MVJC Local Rules of Court Have Recenly Been Updated.
Thank you for your anticipated kind cooperation.

Judge Strauss – Part Rules (As of 1/14/19)


The Monroe Village Court seeks two (2) qualified candidate(s) to handle security during court proceedings. Successful candidates must have significant prior law enforcement or other relevant experience, a firearm license, and no prior criminal history.

All candidates subject to background check. Send 2 copies of your resume and cover letter to Hon. Forrest Strauss, c/o Monroe Village Clerk, 7 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950 no later than July 9, 2021.
The Village of Monroe Justice Court now takes online payments! Go to www.GovPayNow.com and enter pay location code (PLC): a004-0f (please note the code includes the number 0, not the letter O). All major credit/debit cards are accepted.

A service fee of 2.5% is charged for debit/credit transactions. Neither the Court nor the Village of Monroe receives the fee. The Court also accepts cash or money orders. Please include your case number on money orders or certified checks. No personal checks are accepted. If you have questions you may contact GovPayNow by calling 1 (888) 604-7888.


Pursuant to the March 15, 2020 directive of Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, all court calendars, scheduled by the Monroe Village Court to take place within the next forty-five (45) days (i.e. between now and May 1, 2020) are hereby CANCELED, effective immediately. The appearances are being rescheduled for an as yet, undetermined date in May of 2020. All parties will be notified of their new dates in the near future.

Until then, during this period:

  • The Court Clerk’s office will remain open M-F from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every day.
  • Members of the public are strongly encouraged to do business with the court via mail and telephone wherever possible instead of personal appearance.
  • Fines and other payments may be made: (a) by mailed money order, or (b) by credit card, called in over the phone, without having to appear in person.
  • We are working on getting an online payment function up and running ASAP.
  • All non-criminal traffic and parking tickets with pleas and/or payments can be mailed to the Court for processing in due course without the need for a personal appearance.


    If you must make a payment in cash, or have another compelling reason for visiting the Court office, please make sure to take appropriate precautions for the health and safety of both yourself and the employees within Village Hall:

  • If you are sick with ANY cold or flu like symptoms, even if you were told it is NOT Corovid Virus, please do NOT come in person.
  • Please make sure to wash your hands before you handle any paperwork or cards that you will be asking a Village Hall employee to handle. The Clerks have been given permission to refuse to handle any items that look soiled, grimy, or unsanitary.
  • Please try to avoid bringing anybody with you to Village hall, so as to minimize the social exposure component that spreads Corona Virus.

  • For those who still must come to do business in Village Hall, hand sanitizers have been installed in the hallways throughout the building. Please make use of them if you during your visit.

    If you have any questions, please call the Village Court Clerk’s Office directly at (845) 782-8721. Updates will be published via Constant Contact, Cancellations.com, and the WHUD cancellation announcements function. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all work together to see our community safely through this difficult time.

    Forrest Strauss
    Monroe Village Justice

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