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 Asphalt/Patches & Pothole Repairs Date Road Tonnage 3/16/2015   Roaring Brook Road 20.74 3/18/2015  Hardscrabble Road 9.98 3/19/2015  Hardscrabble Road 10.56    Douglas Road   3/23/2015  Glendale 10.32    Spring... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 It's time to get out around town! Check out this week's newsletter for all the latest and greatest news and events. Click here for Newsletter week ending 4/17/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that... Read more......

Confidential paper shredding on Town Clean Up Day April 25, 2015 9 am - 2 pm USA Shred Truck will be located at New Castle Recyling Center 210 Hunts Lane  Chappaqua, NY 10514 *New Castle Residents Only Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein    New Castle Supervisor Quarterly Update - 1st Quarter - 2015 I have said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. From the start, I have viewed that your Town Supervisor should be... Read more......

At the annual meeting of the New Castle Historical Society, held last Sunday afternoon at the Quaker meetinghouse, New Castle Town Historian Gray Williams gave an illustrated talk on the town's historic graveyards, which he described as containing "the... Read more......

The Town of New Castle is working along with the County to develop a hazard mitigation plan so that we are eligible to receive Federal grant funding for projects to reduce our risk to natural hazards such as flooding and severe storms. Available funding... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Important updates on the sustainability efforts undertaken here in New Castle. We're doing great!  Click here for Sustainability Newsletter. New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for... Read more......

crossing41415 Click for Chappaqua Crossing - 4/14/15 Architectural Presentation. Read more......

openNew Castle Recycling and e-waste     Click here for New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board 4/14/15 Presentation.       New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board e-Waste and Single Stream Results 4/14/15 from New Castle Media Center on Vimeo.    ... Read more......

Police Badgewhite Lock All Doors And Windows And Set Alarm Systems When You Go Out. There was a burglary that took place in Millwood/Ossining today. The burglary occurred on Barnes Road Near Somerstown Road and took place between 11 AM and 12:30 PM. If anyone observed... Read more......

eNewsletter

enewsletter v2 08 It's time to get out around town! Check out this week's newsletter for all the latest and greatest news and events. Click here for Newsletter week ending 4/17/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Important updates on the sustainability efforts undertaken here in New Castle. We're doing great!  Click here for Sustainability Newsletter. New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The New Castle Supervisor Quarterly Update tops this week's newsletter amid a bevy of Spring events. Dive into this week's Newsletter! Click here for Newsletter week ending 4/10/15. New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 New Castle Police Department accreditation, Train Crossing Safety update, and an update on the town-wide beautification projects and more in this week's newsletter! Click here for Newsletter week ending 4/3/15. New Castle Community eNewsletter is... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 New Castle Police Department accreditation, Train Crossing Safety update, and an update on the town-wide beautification projects and more in this week's newsletter! Click here for Newsletter week ending 3/27/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 New Castle Master Plan public information meeting, state budget to hopefully include sewer funding and your "Community Camp" all in this week's eNewsletter.. Click here for Newsletter week ending 3/20/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free,... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 It's a week for volunteering! The Sunshine children's home, the Millwood Fire Department, and the Family Services of Westchester Rideconnect and more in this week's newsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 3/13/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Come to the Chappaqua Library this Thursday for Master Plan updates from the Pace Land Use Law Center, Supervisor Greenstein, and others. Click here for Newsletter New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Proposed changes to the Metro North crossing, the league of women voters sits down with Supervisor Greenstein, and more in this weeks eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 3/6/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated... 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......

Supervisor's Report

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein    New Castle Supervisor Quarterly Update - 1st Quarter - 2015 I have said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. From the start, I have viewed that your Town Supervisor should be... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein  Train Crossing Safety Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education wrote a letter to Congresswoman Nita Lowey applauding the Town Board of New Castle for identifying a project that concerns the safety of our students.... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein Chappaqua Crossing We received the updated Preliminary Development Concept Plan ("PDCP"). The public hearing on 2015 Retail PDCP and retail remapping Local Law was opened on Tuesday night. Summit Greenfield hired Monroe Associates... 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......

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......

Administrator's Report

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro Congratulations to our Police Department on their latest accreditation. On March 19th the NY State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council awarded the New Castle Police Department a Certificate of Accreditation. The Department was first... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro Last week, with the assistance of Gerry Moerschell- our Commissioner of Public Works, I sent the Town Board the following message regarding what we expect to be a horrific pothole season after this brutal winter. I thought it might... 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......

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......

Press Releases

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm will begin instead at 6:45 pm. Also, the Town Board Work Session will be followed by an Executive Session to discuss Personnel. Both the Town Board Work Session and... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting originally scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 will begin instead at 8:00 pm. The Board Meeting will also be preceded by an Executive Session for interviews at 7:15 pm in Conference Rooms A & B. The... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:45 pm will begin instead at 7:30 pm. The Town Board Work Session will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm to discuss Litigation, Advice of Counsel and Personnel. The... Read more......

announce2 The Town of New Castle Planning Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 has been cancelled. PLANNING BOARD
TOWN OF NEW CASTLE Click here for release.   Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board meeting originally scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday March 24, 2015 will begin instead at 8:05 pm. It will be preceded by an Executive Session at 6:45 pm to discuss Potential Contract, Advice of Counsel and Personnel. A Work... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session originally scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 will begin instead at 6:45 pm in Conference Rooms A&B. The Work Session will include a Joint Meeting with the Town Board, Planning Board and Architectural... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board meeting originally scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday March 10, 2015 will begin instead at 8:45 pm. This will be preceded by an Executive Session at 6:45 pm to discuss Personnel, Contracts and receive Advice of Counsel. The Town... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Executive Session to discuss Personnel, Contracts and receive Advice of Counsel originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:15 pm will begin instead at 6:30 pm. It will be followed by the Town Board Work Session... Read more......

announce2 Date Change Due To Weather The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm. has been cancelled due to the predicted ice storm this evening. The joint meeting of the Town Board, Planning Board and Architectural... Read more......

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......



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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.