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announce2 A Special Meeting of the Town of New Castle Planning Board has been scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 noon, or as soon thereafter as practicable, to discuss the Town Board referrals re: Chappaqua Crossing Amended PDCP – 480 Bedford Road (NY... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:30pm will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15pm to discuss personnel. The Executive Session will be held in the Conference Room A&B, New Castle Town Hall, 200 So.... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Residents in the News, a Wild Animal Task Force, great events at the farmer's market, and more this week! Click here for week ending 7/18/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for... Read more......

announce2 Below please find  the July 15,2014 memorandum prepared by John T. Collins, Ph.D., PE, the applicant’s traffic consultant, responding to the Town Board’s request. Click for PDF Read more......

announce2 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board of the Town of New Castle will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 6:00 P.M., at the Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York, or as soon thereafter as practicable, for... Read more......

administrators report-04 The NYS DOT has begun night time paving and milling on Route 117- the project extends from Mount Kisco- Rte 128- through to Mount Pleasant at 141. Our paving (hot mix asphalt overlay) program began yesterday morning and I am happy to report we are on... Read more......

supervisorreport In an effort to continue to improve communication with residents, we are proud to introduce the Supervisor's and Administrator's Report. These reports will highlight some of the actions of the Town Board over the past few weeks. I have also summarized... Read more......

TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF NEW CASTLE RESOLUTION ADOPTING SCOPE FOR THE PROPOSED
ROSEHILL DEVELOPMENT Council Member Mottel moved, seconded by Council Member Brodsky to approve the following resolution; WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of New... Read more......

graphic1711 Paving of Campfire Road begins tomorrow July 8 and continues through Monday, July 14, 2014. The entire length of Campfire Road from its intersection with Hardscrabble Road to Route 100 in Millwood will be affected. Please TOTALLY avoid using the road,... Read more......

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Outline  - July 3, 2014 (redlined) and (clean) Rosehill_Draft_Scope-_clean_copy.pdf Rosehill_Draft_scope-_redlined_and_annotated.pdf Read more......

eNewsletter

enewsletter v2 08 Residents in the News, a Wild Animal Task Force, great events at the farmer's market, and more this week! Click here for week ending 7/18/14 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's Report, great produce at the greenmarket, and much more. Click here for week ending 7/11/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Chappaqua summer concert series, this weekend at the greenmarket, and more. Click here for week ending 7/4/14  New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Lego Movie, a Hillary Clinton book signing, and much more! Click here for 6/25/14  New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being offered to... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08  Awesome Events at the Chappaqua Library! Despicable Me 2 in Millwood Park, Ladle of Love Mac'n Cheese at the Farmer's Market, and More Click for Week Ending 6/20/14  New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08  Beautification Advisory Board Landscape Contest, Movies in Millwood Park This Friday, and More! Click for week ending 6/13/14  New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Exciting Events This Week In New Castle: Parking Permit Applications Due Now, Movies in Millwood Park This Friday, and More! Click for Week Ending 6/6/14  New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 My New Castle: Upcoming Community Events. Public Outreach at Gedney Park, Movies in Millwood Park, and More! Click for Week Ending 5/30/14  New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 What's Happening in My New Castle: Summer Season at the Chappaqua Farmer's Market, The League of Women Voters Master Plan Outreach Meeting, and More.  Click here for week ending 5/23/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Week ending 5/16/14
 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......

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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 A Special Meeting of the Town of New Castle Planning Board has been scheduled for Friday, July 18, 2014 at 12:00pm, or as soon therafter as practicable, to discuss the Town Board refferals re: Chappaqua Crossing Amended PDCP - 480 Bedford Road (NY Route... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Ethics Board will meet on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00 am in Conference Rooms A&B, New Castle Town Hall, 200 So. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua, NY 10514. It is expected that the Board will immediately move into Executive Session to receive... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm will be proceeded by and Executive Sesssion at 7:15 pm for personnel, contracts and advice of counsel.  The Town Board Work Session will begin at 7:55pm. For... Read more......

announce2 A Special Meeting of the Town of New Castle Planning Board had been scheduled for Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:30pm, or as soon thereafter as practicable, to discuss the Planning Board's retention of a radiofrequency engineer consultant. For more information... Read more......

announce2 Please note that the New Castle Town Board Meeting originally  scheduled for Tuesday,  June 24, 2014 at 7:45pm will be proceeded by and Executive Session to be held  from 6:40pm - 7:45pm to conduct interview; personnel and to recieve... Read more......

announce2 Please note that the New Castle Town Board Meeting previously scheduled for Monday June 16, 2014 at 7:45pm will be proceeded by and Executive Session at 7:15pm to discuss personnel and receive advice of counsel.  The Town Board Work Session will... Read more......

announce2 Please note that the New Cstle Town Board Meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:45pm will be proceeded by and Executive Session at 7:15pm to conduct interviews, discuss personnel and receive advice of counsel.  The regular... Read more......

announce2 There will be a special meeting of the Town of New Castle Planning Board for discussion of the Homeland Towers/Verizon/Alfredo application, the Rosehill Scoping Document, and the Chappaqua Crossing PDCP on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 7:00pm, at the Town... Read more......

announce2 Please note that the New Castle Town Board Meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm will be proceeded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm to review advice of counsel and to conduct interviews. The Regular meeting will then follow... Read more......

announce2 Please note that the New Castle Town Board Meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm will be proceeded by an Executive Session at 7:00 pm to receive advice of counsel and to conduct interviews. The regular meeting of the Town... 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.