KirkMartin, District Attorney
Kirk Martin
District Attorney


Location & Phone

20 Court Street
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

The Office of the District Attorney represents the citizens of Tioga County and the People of the State of New York in the prosecution of all vehicle & traffic and criminal offenses committed within the County.  District Attorney Kirk Martin and his assistants appear on behalf of the People in County Court, Drug Treatment Court and the County’s 16 local town and village magistrate courts, as well as all post-conviction litigation in the appellate courts



Barton Town Court

304 Rt 17c
Waverly, NY  14892
Ph: 607-565-2261 x1
Fax: 607-565-2231
Clerk: Nancy Perry

Hon. Joseph Fravel T 5:30 pm

Berkshire Town Court

18 Railroad Avenue
Berkshire, NY  13736
Ph: 607-657-8286

Hon. Charles Brundza 1st M 7:00 pm
3rd M 7:00 pm

Candor Town Court

101 Owego Road
Candor, NY 13743
Ph: 607-659-3175 x2
Fax: 607-659-3464
Clerk: Lynn Craig
Hours: M 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hon. Gary Dence Every M 3:00 pm (except holidays)
Pre-trials/trials 1st M 2 pm
Court hours: M 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Civil: as scheduled

Candor Village Court

101 Owego Road
PO Box 6
Candor, NY 13743
Ph: 607-659-3175 x2
Fax: 607-659-3464
Clerk: Lynn Craig
Hours: M 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hon. Les Swartz 1st & 3rd M 10:00 am
Pre-trial/trials M 9:00 am
Civil: as scheduled

Newark Valley Town Court

109 Whig Street
Newark Valley, NY 13811
Ph: 607-642-5278
Fax: 607-642-5255
Clerk: Yvonne Tuetken

Hon. John Schaffer
Hon. Todd Smith
2nd T 4:00 pm
2nd & 4th Th. 7:00 pm

Nichols Town Court

54 E. River Road
PO Box 359
Nichols, NY 13812
Ph: 607-699-3981 x14
Fax: 607-699-7959
Anglea Zito (Nickels)
Pamela Roberts (Quick)

Hon. Lynette Nickels
Hon. Charles Quick
2nd M 3:00 pm
1st T 1:00 pm

Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Owego Town Court

State Route 434
Apalachin, NY 13732
Ph: 607-687-0123
Fax: 607-687-6381
Clerks: Cheryl Adams & Collen Craig

Hon. Ronald Bell

Hon. John Schumacher
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th T 9:00 am
Pre-trials/trials T 10:00 am
Civil: Th. at 9:00 am

Th. 1:00 pm
Pre-trials/trials W 1:30 pm
Civil: Th. 2:00 pm

Owego Village Court

90 Temple Street
Owego, NY 13827
Ph: 607-687-2236
Fax: 607-687-3518
Clerk: Diane Gregory

Hon. David Boland 1st & 3rd T 8:30 am

Richford Town Court

PO Box 144
Richford, NY 13835
Ph: 607-657-8317
Fax: 607-657-2863
Clerk: Becky Randall

Hon. Peggy Andersen 1st, 3rd, & 4th M 5:30 pm

Spencer Town Court

Town Hall
79 E. Tioga Street
Spencer, NY 14883
Ph: 607-589-7342
Fax: 607589-6910
Clerk: Barbara Lester

Hon. Lawrence Bleck Jr. 2nd & 4th W 7:00 pm
2nd W 9:00 am

Tioga Town Court

54 Fifth Avenue
Barton, NY 13734
Ph: 607-687-9577
Fax: 607-687-6422
Clerk: Karen Wells

Hon. Paul Martin 2nd W 2:00 pm

Waverly Village Court

32 Ithaca Street
Waverly, NY 14892
Ph: 607565-4771
Fax: 607-565-3539
Clerk: Billiejo Jennings

Hon. Richard J. Koons T & Th 4:00 pm

Village of Candor Police Department

Village Hall

Main Street

Candor, NY 13743

Ph: 607-659-7966


New York State Police-Apalachin

Sergeant Martin Kopcho

2354 State Route 434

Apalachin, NY 13732

Ph: 607-687-3961


Village of Owego Police Department

Chief Karen Vinti

90 Temple Street

Owego, NY 13827

Ph: 607-687-2233



Village of Spencer Police Department

Town Hall

79 East Tioga Street

Spencer, NY 14883

Ph: 607-589-7811


Tioga County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Gary W. Howard

103 Corporate Drive

Owego, NY 13827


Main Office: 607-687-1010, 607-565-2213, 607-754-2515

Jail Division: 607-687-8463

Records: 607-687-8460

Civil: 607-687-8461

Criminal Inv.: 607-687-8462




Village of Waverly Police Department

Chief Daniel Gelatt

32 Ithaca Street

Waverly, NY 14892

Ph: 607-565-2836

Dispatch: 607-565-2213


Because many traffic infractions are unintentional and/or isolated occurrences, the District Attorney's office has adopted a policy so that many infractions may be handled quickly and simply through the mail, eliminating the need for court appearances. Please keep in mind that not all infractions are eligible to be disposed of by mail. If you are charged with any misdemeanor or alcohol related offense (e.g. Driving While Intoxicated [“DWI”], Driving While Ability Impaired [“DWAI”] or Aggravated Unlicensed Operation [“AUO”]) you must appear in court.

Below is the Application & Instructions for requesting a plea offer through the mail. Please click on the form titles below to open a PDF file of that document. Then you can print and complete the form. 

Please Note: If you fail to appear for any court date the Court may suspend your license. The District Attorney's Office does not grant adjournments. Only the court may grant an adjournment.

You may obtain a driving abstract of your New York State driving privileges at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”), which may be done by visiting any DMV office in person or on the web at


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