N.Y. County Law Section 218
Courthouses and judicial expenditures


1.

Except as otherwise provided by law, each board of supervisors shall provide suitable rooms for courts of record within the county including rooms for holding court, grand and trial jurors, witnesses and attorneys during such terms of court. Chambers shall be provided for any resident judge of the court of appeals or justice of the supreme court and may be provided for the county judge, surrogate, and family court judge. The board of supervisors shall provide necessary and suitable furnishings together with light, heat, telephone, law books, periodicals and such other furniture, supplies or equipment as may be necessary for such courts to properly function. If such board after a written request by any resident judge of the court of appeals or justice of the supreme court presiding therein fails after a reasonable time to furnish such provisions, such judge or justice may require the sheriff to furnish the same and the expense shall be a county charge. When such rooms are not being used for court purposes, the same may be used for any other public purposes; and additional rooms may be provided for hearings, examinations, clinics and other lawful public purposes. When so ordered by the court, the sheriff shall provide food and lodging for jurors kept together pending a trial and their deliberation thereon, and for grand jurors kept together pending an indictment or presentment and their deliberation thereon, and the cost shall be paid by the county treasurer upon order of the presiding judge or justice. The board shall provide for the expense of printing and publishing proclamations, notices of terms and court calendars as required by law. The compensation and lawful expenses of court attendants, court criers, jurors, grand jurors, witnesses, interpreters and stenographers, except as otherwise provided by law, shall be a county charge and paid in the manner prescribed by law.

2.

The board of supervisors shall audit and pay the fees allowable for services rendered by justices of the peace, police justices, city judges, police officers and peace officers of the cities, towns and villages within the county in criminal proceedings, for or on account of an offense which a court of special sessions has not jurisdiction to try. A county shall pay any amount due to a town or village for the services of a justice of the peace or police justice which is a county charge upon presentation to it of a claim by the state comptroller for such charges each quarter.

Source: Section 218 — Courthouses and judicial expenditures, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CNT/218 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

200
Compensation of supervisors
201
Compensation of officers
202
Publication of compensation and expenses of supervisors in certain counties
203
Expenses incurred in the performance of official duty
204
Positions of employment
205
Compensation of employees
205‑A
Certain pilot projects
206
Hours of work and office hours
206‑A
Business in county offices on holidays and Saturdays
207
Vacations
208
Books and records
209
Investigations
210
Examination and post audit
211
Printed and electronically recorded proceedings of the board
212
Designation of depositaries
214
Designation of newspapers
215
County property
216
Location of county offices
217
County jail
217‑A
Qualification for employment as a county correction officer
218
Courthouses and judicial expenditures
218‑A
County detention facilities for juvenile delinquents and persons in need of supervision
218‑B
Prisoner furlough program in county jails and penitentiaries
219
Reforested lands
220
County planning board
220‑A
Water quality management agency
221
County park commission
222
Cemeteries
223
Flood control and soil conservation
223‑A
The board of supervisors of any county may appropriate such sums as it may deem proper, not exceeding three thousand dollars in any one y...
223‑B
EMS training and mutual aid programs
224
Optional appropriations and contracts for public benefit services
224‑A
Elimination of noxious weeds
224‑B
Cooperative extension area and statewide program specialist
225
Optional appropriations for public benefit services administered by the board
225‑A
Fire training and mutual aid programs
225‑B
Contracts for visiting nursing services
226
Monuments and memorials
226‑A
Patriotic observances
226‑B
Solid waste management
226‑C
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
226‑C*2
Waiver of fees for veterans organizations
226‑C*3
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
226‑D
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
226‑E
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
227
Legalizing acts
228
Disputed town boundaries
229
Erection and dissolution of towns
231
Expenses of police officer or peace officer injured in line of duty
232
County officers’ and county executives’ associations
233
Procedure on tax limit increase
233‑A
Amounts to be included or excluded in computing constitutional taxing power
233‑B
Payment in lieu of taxes for property acquired for park or recreational purposes
234
Additional powers granted under other laws
234‑A
Service of notice in relation to constitutionality of local law, ordinance, rule or regulation of a county
235
The board of supervisors by resolution may appoint a committee of citizens of the county to act in an advisory capacity to any committee,...
236
County plumbing licensing
236‑A
County master electrician licensing
236‑B
County electrical inspector licensing
237
Alcoholic beverage control

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 218’s source at nysenate​.gov

Link Style