Tribal Courts


882 State Route 37
P.O. Box 1160
Akwesasne, New York 13655
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 other Thursday 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:

If you wish to appeal your judgment, please consult the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Rules of Appellate Procedure here:RULES OF CIVIL APPELLATE PROCEDURE



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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