Westchester County Courts

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Representing Clients in Westchester County Courts

Westchester County, New York, has several courts that handle different types of legal matters.

Supreme Court: The Supreme Court in New York is the trial-level court for major civil and criminal cases. Westchester County has a Supreme Court.

County Court: Handles criminal cases, including felonies. It also has jurisdiction over civil cases involving amounts up to $25,000.

Surrogate’s Court: Deals with probate and estate matters, including wills, estates, and guardianships.

Family Court: Handles family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and child support.

City Courts and Town/Village Courts: Handle various civil and criminal cases at the local level.

Federal Court: The Southern District of New York, which includes a location in White Plains, has jurisdiction over federal cases in the area.

County Overview & Information

Westchester County, situated in the state of New York, holds the rank of the seventh most populous county in the state and is the most densely populated north of New York City.

As per the 2020 United States Census, the county’s population reached a record high of 1,004,456, marking an increase of 55,344 from the 949,113 reported in 2010.

Encompassing an area of 450 square miles in the Hudson Valley region, Westchester comprises six cities, 19 towns, and 23 villages. Established in 1683, the county derived its name from the city of Chester, England.

The county seat is the city of White Plains, while the city of Yonkers stands as the most populous municipality in the county, housing 211,569 residents according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

Situated as one of the centrally located counties in the New York metropolitan area, Westchester County shares borders with New York City, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties, Putnam County to the north, Fairfield County in Connecticut to the east, and Rockland County and Bergen County in New Jersey across the Hudson River to the west.

Westchester gained distinction as the world’s first suburban area of its magnitude, primarily attributed to the upper-middle-class development of entire communities in the late 19th century, followed by rapid population growth.

The county boasts extensive road and mass transit connections to New York City and serves as the headquarters for major multinational corporations such as IBM, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Westchester County’s high school students frequently excel as winners in the International Science and Engineering Fair and other STEM-based academic competitions.

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The Economy of Westchester County

Due to its close proximity to New York City, numerous Fortune 500 companies have established their headquarters in Westchester County, including:

  • MasterCard in the hamlet of Purchase
  • PepsiCo in the hamlet of Purchase
  • IBM in the hamlet of Armonk
  • ITT Corporation in the city of White Plains
  • Jarden in the city of Rye
  • Universal American in the city of White Plains
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in the village of Tarrytown

In the 21st century, Westchester County has seen significant growth in its biotechnology sector, with planned private investments exceeding $1 billion as of 2016. This development has led Westchester Magazine to dub the county “Biochester.”

In April 2017, county officials revealed proposals for an 80-acre, 3 million square-foot biotechnology hub. This ambitious project, backed by $1.2 billion in private investment, is set to be constructed on vacant land adjacent to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

Envisioned as a public-private partnership, the bioscience center is expected to generate 12,000 new jobs and encompass over 2.25 million square feet of space dedicated to biotechnology research.


Westchester County encompasses 48 public school districts, nearly 120 private college-preparatory and parochial schools, and 15 colleges and universities. Many public and private high schools consistently earn top rankings in both New York State and the United States.

Some of the colleges and universities are:

Westchester County Court Locations

Below is the contact information for the local courthouses.

Westchester Supreme & County Court

111 Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

Civil Department Phone: 914-824-5300
Criminal Department Phone: 914-824-5400


White Plains Family Court

111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-824-5500


New Rochelle Family Court

26 Garden Street
New Rochelle, NY, 10801

Phone: 914-831-6590


Yonkers Family Court

131 Warburton Avenue, 3rd Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701

Phone: 914-831-6555


Westchester Surrogate’s Court

111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 19th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-824-5656


Peekskill City Court

2 Nelson Ave.
Peekskill, NY 10566

Phone: 914-831-6480


Mount Vernon City Court

Ronald A. Blackwood Building
2 Roosevelt Square North, 2nd floor
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Phone: 914-831-6440
Criminal Department Phone: 914-831-6420
Civil Department Phone: 914-831-6410
Traffic Department Phone: 914-831-6463


New Rochelle City Court

475 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone: 914-358-8000


Rye City Court

21 McCullough Place
Rye, NY 10580

Phone: 914-831-6400


White Plains City Court

77 South Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-824-5675


Yonkers City Court

100 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

Phone: 914-831-6450
Civil Department Phone: 914-831-6920
Criminal Department Phone: 914-831-6930
Traffic Department Phone: 914-831-6910

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Local Law Enforcement & Other Agencies

Below are some of the local police and fire departments in the Westchester County area.

New York State Police

295 NY-100,
Somers, NY 10589

Phone: 914-234-9292
Emergency: 911

  • Dominick L. Chiumento – Superintendent


White Plains City Police

77 S. Lexington Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-422-6111
Emergency: 911

  • Joseph P. Castelli – Police Chief


White Plains Fire Department

77 S. Lexington Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-422-6361
Emergency: 911

  • Douglas McMath – Fire Chief


New Rochelle Police Department

475 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone: 914-654-2300
Emergency: 911


New Rochelle Fire Department

90 Beaufort Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone: 914-654-2212
Emergency: 911


Yonkers Police Police Department

730 East Grassy Sprain Rd
Yonkers, NY 10710

Phone: 377-7477
Emergency: 911

  • Christopher Sapienza – Commissioner


Yonkers Fire Department

470 Nepperhan Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10701

Phone: 914-377-7526 / 914-377-6000

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Towns in Westchester County

Lower Westchester

The Rivertowns

  • Hastings on Hudson
  • Dobbs Ferry
  • Irvington
  • Tarrytown
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Ossining
  • Briarcliff Manor

Central Westchester

  • White Plains
  • Harrison
  • Rye
  • Rye Brook
  • Port Chester
  • Greenburgh
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Elmsford
  • North Castle
  • Pleasantville

Northern Westchester

  • Peekskill
  • Croton on Hudson
  • Cortlandt
  • Buchanan
  • Yorktown
  • New Castle
  • Mount Kisco
  • Bedford
  • Pound Ridge
  • Lewisboro
  • North Salem
  • Somers

Community Resources

  • The Westchester Philharmonic is Westchester County’s only fully-professional classical symphony orchestra. Main stage performances, classroom music education, community outreach and more.
  • The Westchester County Center is the premier setting for concerts, trade shows, sporting events, and much more.
  • The Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester county and the New York Metropolitan area.
  • On the African American Heritage Trail explore historical sites, attend annual events, arts and culture, and more.
  • The Neuberger Museum of Art is a center of teaching and learning for all stages of life. Experience exhibitions of modern, contemporary and African art and art-inspired events


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Contact Our Westchester County Divorce Lawyers Today

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