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announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm will begin instead at 7:25 pm.  The Work Session will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm to discuss personnel, contracts and receive advice of counsel.  The... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Supervisor's report featuring a meeting with Senator Terrence Murphy, as well as Chappaqua's Volunteer Ambulance Youth Corps Open House, plus "The Music Man" tickets on sale all in this week's newsletter! Click here for week ending 2/27/15 New Castle... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro  The Town of New Castle is proud to participate in the first year of the HGHS Town Internship for Senior Experience.  We are excited to place 6 High School students in town hall offices from May 5 to June 10 as part of their... Read more......

masterupdate Pace's Land Use Law Center will present an update on topics related to New Castle's future Last Spring, we asked you to share your vision of New Castle's future. Come join us for an update on the plan and help us define our next steps.   Click... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein Hunt's Place Affordable Housing The Town Board recently sent a letter to the Federal Housing Monitor & County Executive Robert Astorino. In the letter, we expressed support for our Building Inspector, who has raised fire safety... Read more......

Senator Terrence Murphy Sewage Diversion Project Request February 17, 2015 Read more......

NWC_15-003_Chappaqua_Crossing_Preliminary_Development_Concept_Plan.pdf Read more......

unnamed   In our previous email, the STAR application deadline was listed as March 1st. The correct application deadline is June 1st. We apologize for the error. Click here for Newsletter New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

NEW CASTLE FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The New Castle Board of Fire Commissioners is soliciting potential bidders for Landscaping and Lawn/Grounds maintenance for the District's properties (three) in Chappaqua, NY. To obtain information... Read more......

coyoteplan Town of New Castle -Coyote Management Plan - Part I Tab 1 - Tab 5 Town of New Castle - Coyote Mangement Plan - Part II - Tab 6 - Tab 8 Town of New Castle - Coyote Management Plan - Part III - Tab 9 Town of New Castle - Coyote Mangement Plan... Read more......

eNewsletter

enewsletter v2 08 Supervisor's report featuring a meeting with Senator Terrence Murphy, as well as Chappaqua's Volunteer Ambulance Youth Corps Open House, plus "The Music Man" tickets on sale all in this week's newsletter! Click here for week ending 2/27/15 New Castle... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 A vision for our future, Chappaqua Continuing Education opportunities, and a lecture by Susan Courtney all in this week's newsletter. Click here for week ending 2/20/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's reports, information on coyotes in New Castle and more in this week's eNewsletter! Click here for Newsletter week ending 2/13/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Tragic news for the Town of New Castle. Click here for Newsletter week ending 2/6/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being offered to help... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Get answers to frequently asked questions about storm preparedness.
Click here for Special Storm Preparedness Newsletter New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Downtown Economic Development Strategy presentation, information on coyotes in New Castle, and much more in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/23/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's reports, a Chappaqua Cares Event, and more in this week's eNewsletter Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/16/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Supervisor Greenstein's 2014 Year in Review Report, updated information on coyotes, and more in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/9/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Happy New Year from New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein! Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/2/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Explore some great holiday promotions from local merchants. Click here for Newsletter 12/22/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being offered... Read more......

Supervisor's Report

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein Metro North Accident On behalf of the Town of New Castle, we want to express our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of Joseph Nadol of Ossining, Robert Dirks of Chappaqua and Ellen Brody, who worked at a local jewelry... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein Nixle Alerts Sign up for Nixle Alerts from the New Castle Police Department. Over the past two weeks, there have been 380 new subscriptions for Nixle! If you have not already done so, please register as soon as possible. Signing... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein   Master Plan Update On January 14, 2015 the Town Board agreed to endorse the Master Plan Steering Committee's recommendation to hire the Pace Land Use Law Center to facilitate the Master Plan Steering Committee. Pace will... Read more......

With my first year as Supervisor in the books, it's time to reflect on what we've done and where we are going as a community. I've said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. Over the past year, I have brought residents... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein Chappaqua Crossing The Chappaqua Crossing vote will take place on Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm, at the Chappaqua Library Auditorium, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY. The vote involves the following: Amendment to Supplemental... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein Chappaqua Crossing We continued our Chappaqua Crossing public hearings. The three public hearings addressed the Town Development Plan amendments, Retail Local Law and the Preliminary Development Concept Plan. This is our tenth (10)... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein   Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses. Local merchants need a robust holiday season! A very large percentage of a merchant's sales are made in the next month. There are so many... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein  Chappaqua Crossing Since April 2014 when Summit Greenfield changed the layout and design of its proposed retail center, we have conducted seven (7) public hearings, all of which have been lengthy and well-attended. In terms... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein Chappaqua Crossing The Town Board is continuing its work on a draft local law and preliminary development concept plan that could allow a Whole Foods supermarket, a gym, restaurants and retail stores to be built at Chappaqua Crossing.... Read more......

supervisorreport   By Rob Greenstein Chappaqua Crossing We continued the public hearings on the Chappaqua Crossing project. Since the last hearing, the Town has received four review memorandums from the Planning Board. We have received additional correspondence... Read more......

Administrator's Report

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro  The Town of New Castle is proud to participate in the first year of the HGHS Town Internship for Senior Experience.  We are excited to place 6 High School students in town hall offices from May 5 to June 10 as part of their... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro   We want to announce the award of an 8.6 million dollar FEMA grant to rebuild a section of the saw mill parkway as it crosses over the Kisco river which is the boundary between New Castle and Mt. Kisco. This generous grant was... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro Although Monday night's blizzard was a non-event it is worth mentioning that the town staff was on high alert from early Monday morning. DPW staff started at 4:30 am Monday until Tuesday night at 6 pm straight and then were back here... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro We are proud to announce that the Town was audited by the NYS comptrollers office to ensure that our 2015 budget stayed within the tax cap- and as we were well below the tax cap with the smallest tax increase in recent memory- we passed... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro NYSDOT will be replacing a traffic pole at the intersection of 117 and 120 by the Bedford Ave Fire House starting DECEMBER 2nd. They were delayed because the pole was stuck in Buffalo! Work will resume after 9:00 am and flaggers will... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro NYSDOT will be replacing a traffic pole at the intersection of 117 and 120 by the Bedford Ave Fire House starting tomorrow. They will begin after 9:00 am and flaggers will be present. Expect some delays at the top of the hill. They... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro On October 31, 2014, Mike Stern Co-Chair of the Millwood-West End Advisory Board, Rob Greenstein, myself, Bart Carey, Charlie Bergstrom met with New York State DOT Jorge Argote, P.E, Resident Engineer, Region 8, Northern Westchester,... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro
On October 21, 2014 the Master Plan Steering Committee announced that it was postponing the master plan survey until February/March 2015 so the survey could be better aligned with the progress of its work on the master plan update.... Read more......

administrators report-04 Night time paving is continuing on Route 133 weather permitting. Paving can not be done in the rain-so although this project started last week and was expected only to take 2 weeks- weather delays will push the completion date back and the public should... Read more......

administrators report-04   The 2015 Budget process is underway. Comptroller Rob Deary expects to have the tentative budget to the Town Board by Friday October 3 in anticipation of the Town Board's budget meetings with Departments on Tuesday, October 7 from 7:00 to 10:30... Read more......

Press Releases

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm will begin instead at 7:45 pm.  The Work Session will be preceded by an Executive Session at 6:45 pm to discuss personnel, contracts and receive advice of... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm will begin instead at 8:15 pm.  The Town Board Meeting will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm to discuss personnel, contracts and receive advice... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm will begin instead at 8:15 pm.  The Town Board Meeting will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm to discuss personnel, contracts and receive advice... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm will begin instead at 8:30 pm.  The Work Session will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm, to discuss personnel, contracts and receive... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's Reports, Citizen's Preparedness Training Program, and much more in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter 1/30/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that... Read more......

announce2 The Town Board Meeting scheduled for 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 will begin at 8:15 pm.  The meeting will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm, to discuss personnel, contracts and receive advice of counsel.  The presentation... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7:15 pm on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 has been cancelled. The meetings have been rescheduled for Wednesday January 28th, 2015. The Town Board Meeting scheduled for 8:00 pm will be preceded by an Executive... Read more......

The New Castle Town Board Work Session originally scheduled for 7:15pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 will begin instead at 8:30pm.   The Work Session will be preceded by a Joint Meeting Town Board/Master Plan Streering Committee Presentation - Pace... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting Work Session originally scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday January 20, will begin instead at 7:15pm. The Work Session will be held in the Assembly Room, New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave. Chappaqua NY 10514. Click... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:45pm will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 in the Conference Rooms A&B. The Town Board Meeting will be held in the Assembly Room, New Castle Town Hall,... Read more......



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Town Justice

Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: (July 4-Labor Day) - Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Phone: (914) 238-4726

Small Claims/Civil Cases may be filed between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that although you may download small claims/civil filing forms, the claim must be filed with the court in person. You may not file by mail.

Welcome to Town of New Castle Justice Court. The Justice Court handles the legal issues within the town. The able staff of the Justice Court is here to assist and support you while you work your way through both criminal (violations and misdemeanors) and civil (small claims) cases. The Court also handles traffic violations, environmental conservation violations and violations of the Town Code.Whether you are dealing with a summons or a speeding ticket, the Justice Court and its capable staff are here to guide you through the process. If you are in need of a lawyer and cannot afford one, the Court will appoint one for you. Those who work at the Justice Court are privy to a plethora of information that they will always be happy to take the time to provide.

*For people who do not speak English, an interpreter will be provided in court each week.

Meet the Court

altaltTown Justices (elected to four-year terms): Douglas M. Kraus (pictured on the left) and David S. Zuckerman (pictured on the right)

Clerks of the Justice Court: Kelly DeSimone and Dianne DiCerbo.

Vehicle and Traffic Infractions

Traffic Infractions (non-criminal) may be answered by mail. Please enter your plea in the appropriate box on summons and mail it to Court by the date on the summons. If you are pleading GUILTY, you will be sent a Fine letter. Fines may be paid by Cash, Money Order, Certified Check. Or Credit Card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We DO NOT accept American Express. If you are pleading NOT GUILTY, you will receive a notice with your TRIAL DATE. Adjournment requests must be submitted in writing and mailed to the Court, at least ONE WEEK prior to trial. Please include a telephone number so that your request may be confirmed in a timely manner.

Parking Tickets

If you wish to contest a parking ticket, you MUST APPEAR before the Court on the date indicated on the front of the ticket at 7:30 p.m.

Small Claim/Civil Actions

Small Claim/Civil Actions are heard on the first and third Wednesday of each month. If your claim is in the sum of $3,000. or less and the defendant resides in, has a place of business in, or is employed within the municipal limits of the Town of New Castle, you may use the Justice Court of New Castle. Application for Small Claims Action (70.37 kB) and/or Application for Civil Actions (69.09 kB) are available from this Web site using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The cost of filing a Small Claim is as follows:

  • $10.00 – Filing fee to the Court (for claims up to and including $1,000.)
  • $15.00 – Filing fee to the Court (for claims over $1,000 up to and including $3,000.)
  • $20.00 – Civil Court Filing Fee

It is the responsibility of the plaintiff to prepare the paperwork and have it served. Fees are payable at the time of filing. If your claim is settled prior to the hearing date, both parties must notify the Court, in writing. If your claim proceeds, you must be prepared at the time of the hearing to prove your claim. This mandates that all evidence and witnesses must be present as scheduled. No adjournments are granted unless both parties consent in writing.

Certificate of Disposition

Certificate of Disposition is an official court document affixed with the Court Seal that indicates the disposition of the case.

Will be provided at the cost of $5.00 for each original copy.

Information on Speaking to a District Attorney

The Justice Court is not allowed to give out the phone number of the District Attorney. Only your lawyer can speak to the District Attorney and he/she will already have the number.

Notice of Appeal

Call Town Justice Department  at (914) 238-4726  for Instructions of filing a Notice of Appeal.