Cayuga County Court


1846 - 1869
Limited original jurisdiction in special cases at law and in equity according to the legislature; appeals from justices of the peace; exercised the functions of the surrogate
(criminal cases held at the Court of Sessions)


1869 - 1896
Limited original jurisdiction in law and equity; civil $1000 where defendant resided in county; local court NOT court of record


1896 - Present
Limited original jurisdiction in law and equity outside New York City; handles criminal prosecutions of offenses committed within the county; 1896-1925 - civil cases under $2000; 1925 - $3000 where defendant resides in county or has an office for the transaction of business within the county; 1982-present - all civil actions under $25,000





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