Onondaga County Courts

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Court Location Area
Syracuse New York 13219
East Syracuse New York 13057
East Syracuse New York 13057
Fayetteville New York 13066
Syracuse New York 13209
LaFayette New York 13084
Liverpool New York 13088
Fayetteville New York 13066
Manlius New York 13104
Marcellus New York 13108
Minoa New York 13116
North Syracuse New York 13212
Syracuse New York 13202
Syracuse New York 13215
Tully New York 13159
Liverpool New York 13088
Syracuse New York 13209
Skaneateles New York 13152
Syracuse New York 13202
Baldwinsville New York 13027

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.