News and Notices

News

announce2 The joint meeting of the Town Board and Planning Board to discuss the referral of the revised Preliminary Development Concept Plan scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 has been adjourned at the Applicant’s request. A new date has not been scheduled... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Week ending 4/18/14  A free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being offered to help communication with residents.         Read more......

Congratulations! For more information visit:  http://chappaqua.dailyvoice.com/news/chappaquas-clintons-will-be-grandparents-chelsea-announces  Read more......

logo Check out the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce's new web site: chappaqua-millwoodchamberofcommerce.org   Read more......

mynewcastleflyerweb The Town of New Castle Wants Your Input! Join us for a special event to explore the challenges, opportunities, and choices that face New Castle, and help us set a course for the future.   When & where to participate: Sat., May 10th 9am-12pm... Read more......

Albany, NY (April 10, 2014) Funds Will Help Municipalities Recover from Damage and Improve Transportation Infrastructure.  For the full press release visit: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04102014-road-repairs
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Police Badgewhite   Police Recommend Locking Cars Parked Overnight In Driveways. Don’t Leave Valuables In Cars Or In Plain View. New Castle has experienced several thefts from cars left unlocked and parked overnight in driveways. Some of the unlocked cars had... Read more......

Summit Greenfield has requested a postponement of the referral of the pending revised Preliminary Development Concept Plan application be postponed until the April 22, 2014 meeting.  The request letter can be found here. Read more......

Latest submissions from Chappaqua Crossing: APRIL 2014 Chappaqua Crossing 2014 Revised PDCP Description (76.87 MB) Chappaqua Crossing 2014 Revised PDCP Full-Size Drawings (45.31 MB) Chappaqua Crossing 2014 Revised PDCP Preliminary Stormwater Management... Read more......

Brochure Pic Steve2   New York Leak Detection will be out performing night time leak detection beginning this evening, April 1 for the next three weeks. If you see a white van with capital blue lettering NYLD and a worker using the following equipment- please know... Read more......

Construction

pothole State & County Road Obligations for New Castle If you want to report road damage (pot holes) on the following roads (County or State roads), please call the numbers that appear below. You may report them to the Town's Department of Public Works as... Read more......

Public Notices

Note Retirement Resolution dated September 10, 2012. Please Click Here Please Note: After 7 Days this article will be posted to The Public Notice Section where it will remain for a term no shorter than 30 Days. Thank you Read more......

Press Releases

announce2 The Town Board Work Session of Tuesday, April 22, 2014 scheduled to begin at 7:45pm will instead begin at 7:00pm.  The Town Board Work Session will be followed by a 7:45pm Executive Session to discuss personnel, potential contract, litigation and... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 has been rescheduled for April 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm. For more information click here.
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announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting originally scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 has been rescheduled for April 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm. For more information click here.
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announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 will be proceeded by a Work Session to begin at 7:30pm. For more information click here. Read more......

announce2 The Town of New Castle Planning Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, 2014 has been canceled.  For more information click here. Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 will be proceeded by a 5:30 pm joint meeting of the Master Plan Steering Committee and the Town Board.  The Town Board Work Session wil begin at 8:00pm.  For... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 will be proceeded by a 7:00 pm Work Session to  hear prospective tenants for the Chappaqua Train Station. For more information click here. Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 will be proceeded by a 7:00 pm Work Session to  hear prospective tenants for the Chappaqua Train Station. For more information click here. Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 will be proceeded by a 7:00 pm Exrcutive Session to discuss personnel, the regular Town Board Meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.   For more information click here. Read more......

The New Castle Town Board Work Session that was rescheduled for February 25, 2014 at 7:30pm will now begin at 7:00pm in the Assembly Room, 200 South Greeley, Chappaqua, NY 10514.  For more information click here. 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.