Tribal Court


545 State Route 37, Akwesasne
Weekdays, 8:00 a m to 4:00 p m
Phone: 518-358-6300

Mission: Our Children, Our Families, Our Courts, Our Future!

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court currently consists of a Traffic and Civil Court. The Traffic Court is well established and has adjudicated traffic offenses since December 2000. Traffic Court is held every Monday night beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the courtroom at the Justice Building.

The Civil Court hears all non-criminal cases on a scheduled, as needed basis, within the courtroom of the Justice Building. These cases are heard by the Chief Judge.

A Family Court system, although not fully operational, is gaining progress on a daily basis and will be designed to hear all family cases that are currently being held in the off reserve court systems. The first ‘part’ of this Court shall consist of a Child Support Enforcement Unit.

The Healing to Wellness/Drug Court is housed under the Tribal Court and provides a judicially supervised program that uses cultural traditions for rehabilitation to restore and heal an individual. This part of the Tribal Court works collaboratively with neighboring Courts.

Judicial Oversight Commission (JOC) Publications:

Traffic Court Judgments:

The following judgments have been entered:

  • Gerald J. Suave Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device $55.00
  • Theresa Todd Careless Driving (Operate MV Causing Accident) $80.00

Judgments may be paid by personal check or money order only. Please mail to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court 545 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY, 13655. If you have any questions, please email the Court Clerks at the following addresses: Takarakoten Burns -, Karen Connors-Oakes -

If you require more time to pay your judgment, please notify one of the Court Clerks at the aforementioned email addresses.

If you wish to appeal your judgment, please consult the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Rules of Appellate Procedure located at



If you are interested in enforcing a Tribal Court Judgment in New York please see the information below.

NOTE: If you are seeking a waiver for filing fees related to New York State recognition of a Tribal Court judgment please visit for more information. Also check with the Court you are filing the petition with for further assistance.


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