Small Claims

East Rochester Town Court has jurisdiction to hear claims valued at $3,000 or less involving disputes with defendants (the people you are suing) that either currently live in the geographical limits of East Rochester or are currently doing business in East Rochester. The court does not use "mailing addresses" as proof of residency. Therefore, please make sure that the defendant lives or operates a business within the Town/Village limits. If they do not, you may need to file your claim in a neighboring town.

If you have any questions, please call the clerk's office.

At the time of filing there is a fee of $10 for claims up to $1,000 and a fee of $15 for claims of $1,000 or over up to the maximum of $3,000. No personal checks are accepted.

After the Claim form is filed with the court and the filing fee paid, the court will then mail notices of the court date to the defendant to instruct them to appear on the date and time provided to you. You have the right to bring an attorney with you.

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SEPTEMBER 1952—THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ST. JEROME’S

SEPTEMBER 1952—THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ST. JEROME’S Read more

The first day of the school year is always a special time.  The first day in a new school is doubly special.  And so, it was for St. Jerome’s School on September 3, 1952.

IT HAPPENED ONE SATURDAY NIGHT — 60 YEARS AGO

IT HAPPENED ONE SATURDAY NIGHT — 60 YEARS AGO Read more

According to a number of area sportscasters, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way—the East Rochester Bombers beating the Lyons Lions, 58-57.   While both basketball teams entered the game undefeated, Lyons was known as a powerhouse.  By looking at the history of the two teams, however, perhaps March 24, 1962, was destined to be different.  And what made the outcome of the contest all the more special was that it happened before a crowd estimated to be more than 10,000.  

Covid Test-Kits Available

Covid Test-Kits Available Read more

The Town/Village of East Rochester has additional Covid-19 test-kits for resident pickup. If you would like a test-kit please call (585) 586-3553 or stop by the Clerk's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Eyer Building. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

EAST ROCHESTER’S GIRL SCOUTS

EAST ROCHESTER’S GIRL SCOUTS Read more

It began on February 17, 1927—the first Girl Scout meeting held in East Rochester.  The movement begun by Julliette Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912 spread quickly all over the country with the first troop organized in Rochester in 1918.

2023 Bulk Refuse Rules and Schedule

2023 Bulk Refuse Rules and Schedule Read more

The 2023 Bulk Week Rules and Schedule is available here for download.

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To appeal your FOIL request, please send your appeal to the Appeals Officer, Mayor John R. Alfieri, at jalfieri@eastrochester.org.

All appeals must be received within 10 days of your receipt of the original response to your FOIL request.