Last updated: February 25, 2014
A short ride away from the glitz and glamour of New York City lies Poughkeepsie, a former Dutch colonial city with strong ties to the Revolutionary War. Men like Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and George Clinton once stood upon the steps of the famed courthouse and helped ratify the U.S. Constitution. While you won’t see our founding fathers hanging out on Main Mall Row sharing pints of hard cider, today you will find an IBM campus, plenty of shopping, and a keen interest in the sport of rowing.
If computer chips, spending on frivolities, or rowing a boat doesn’t do it for you, perhaps a day in court will. Curious about courts in Poughkeepsie? Look no further. We have a list of courthouses in the Dutchess County area. If you have a criminal, civil, probate or family law matter, it’s probably in the Supreme, Family, or Surrogate’s Court.
Parking: Click here for driving directions. Parking and handicapped parking are available in the municipal lot.
Divisions: Criminal, Civil
Note: Unlike most states, The Supreme Court in New York is the trial court. Most criminal and civil matters will be heard here.
Parking: Here’s driving directions. Parking and handicapped parking are available in the municipal lot.
Note: The Surrogate's Court hears cases involving the affairs of decedents, including the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
Note: The town of Poughkeepsie is comprised of several districts and hamlets, including Spackenkill, Wappinger Falls, Rochdale, Red Oak Mills, New Hamburg, Fairview, Clark Heights, Colonial Heights, Barnegat, Arlington, and MacDonnell Heights.
Parking: There are several pay lots in the area.