town of gates town court building

Justice Court

Office Hours
Monday – Friday  9:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M.

Online Court Payments


Upon appointment - Please Call 
Judge Peter Pupatelli @ 585-232-4060

Traffic Tickets / Court

Town Prosecutor:

Please note: Letters will be mailed out letting you know when to appear. If you don’t receive any correspondence from our Court office, your Public Defender, or your Attorney, please contact our Court staff at the number below during our normal hours of operation.

No e-mails will be accepted for requests for court adjournments. Please contact your attorney or contact our office at 585-426-0410.

Court Schedule

  • Tuesday’s – 4:00 p.m.
    • Traffic Court   (Judge Pupatelli / Judge Cassara  presiding)
  • Wednesday’s – 3:30 p.m.
    • Trials and Dispositions (Judge Pupatelli presiding,  Assistant District Attorney present)
  • Thursdays- 4:00 p.m.
    • Trials and Dispositions (Judge Cassara presiding,  Assistant District Attorney present)
  • Friday’s – NO COURT

Filing Fees

  • Small Claims
    • under $1,000 – $10.00
    •  $1,000-$3,000 max –$15.00
  • Evictions  – $20.00
  • Transcript of Judgment – $5.00
  • Certificate of Disposition -$5.00

Town Justices are elected to a four-year term. In the Town of Gates, there are two part-time justices who preside over the court and handle criminal and traffic matters arising within the town borders. They have jurisdiction over civil matters up to $3,000.00.


Judge Peter P. Pupatelli


Judge Frank M. Cassara