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I have been wrestling with this decision for my entire year in office. I clearly understand the arguments on both sides and have truly taken them to heart. It is completely understandable for the residents in proximately to this development to be concerned... Read more......

First, I would like to thank my fellow Board members and all town and government employees who worked tirelessly to get us where we are today. When I ran for Town councilwoman, I promised to act with integrity and in the best interests of our community,... Read more......

I'd like to start by thanking our Town Staff, my colleagues on the Town Board, and our predecessors for all of their time and hard work on this application. I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say this has been the longest and most controversial... Read more......

December 18, 2014 The Town Board has referred to the Planning Board a proposed local law to amend the Town's Zoning Map for purposes of mapping a new OPR Office Park Retail Overlay District of approximately 19.1 acres on a portion of the existing B-RO-20... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 New Castle presents a Special Holiday Farmers Market, the new Chamber of Commerce Board and everything you wanted to know about volunteer firefighting! Click here for Newsleter 12/17/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... 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......

10389175 10203519829064042 4655351526132446286 n Richard (Dick) Clarke Crabtree died peacefully on December 12 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx with his family by his side. The family will receive friends and family at Cassidy Flynn Funeral Home in Mt. Kisco NY Thursday 7-9 P.M., and Friday 2-4 P.M.... Read more......

help December 10, 2014 - Engineering Technician Town of New Castle Development Department The Development Department of the Town of New Castle is currently seeking to fill the position of Engineering Technician. The position requires knowledge of... Read more......

help December 10, 2014 - Assistant Planner Town of New Castle Development Department The Development Department of the Town of New Castle is currently seeking to fill the position of Assistant Planner. A successful candidate must have good knowledge... Read more......

Refferral File No. NWC 14-001F - Chappaqua Crossing (SG Chappaqua B, LLC) Zoning Map Amendment: Office Park Retail Overlay Read more......

eNewsletter

enewsletter v2 08 New Castle presents a Special Holiday Farmers Market, the new Chamber of Commerce Board and everything you wanted to know about volunteer firefighting! Click here for Newsleter 12/17/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's Report, League of Women Voters voter participation survey results, the last week of the Farmer's Market outside, and much more this week in New Castle. Click here for newsletter week ending 12/12/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Holiday events here in Chappaqua, a new restaurant opening downtown, and much more this week in New Castle! Click here for Newsletter Week Ending 12/5/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Support local business on Small Business Saturday, the Administrator's Report, and more. Click here for newsletter week ending 11/28/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Register your American Express Card(s) and shop small to support local merchants this Small Business Saturday. Click here for eNewsletter Shop Local New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's Reports, registering your American Express for Small Business Saturday, seasonal favorites at the Farmer's Market, and many other great things in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 11/21/14 New... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's Reports, Fall favorites at the Farmer's Market, and many other great things in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 11/14/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 It's Fall at the Farmer's Market, Chappaqua Central named a top 10 school district, and a host of great local events in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 11/7/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Fun Halloween events for the whole family, Supervisor's and Administrator's reports, and more in this week's eNewsletter. VOTE! Click for Newsletter week ending 10/31/14  New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08   The New Castle Fall Festival is tomorrow, a free rabies clinic this Sunday in New Rochelle, and more in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 10/24/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

Supervisor's Report

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......

supervisorreport Town Events During the Pace public outreach sessions, participants expressed an interest in Town government hosting more events, such as parades and festivals. Here are a few such events being planned: New Castle Recreation & Park Department... Read more......

supervisorreport New Castle Launches Zero Tolerance for Distracted Driving New Castle will have zero tolerance for distracted driving. New Castle is taking a leadership role in fighting this growing destructive behavior. We have begun implementing initiatives we hope... Read more......

supervisorreport Mailing As you may have heard, we are working with an outside survey research firm to gather input from local residents about what they think is important to address in the master plan. Starting on September 18th, you may be contacted by a representative... Read more......

supervisorreport Department of Public Works: Completed Tasks and Project I am proud to report that since the appointment of Gerard Moerschell to lead the Department of Public Works ("DPW") four months ago, various tasks and projects have been implemented and completed.... Read more......

Administrator's Report

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......

administrators report-04 Park & Rec Online Registration The New Castle Recreation & Parks Department is implementing a new recreation software program called "CommunityPass". This software program will soon allow the Recreation Department to accept online registration... Read more......

administrators report-04 Last week Con Ed started the long anticipated replacement of the gas line on lower King Street. The Town has known about this planned project for some time and we had some very specific demands of Con Ed: Since the work involved a major commercial... 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......

Press Releases

announce2 Please note that the New Castle Town Board Meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday December 16, 2014 will instead be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:15pm in the Chappaqua Library auditorium.  The Chappaqua Library auditorium is located... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board will hold a Special Meeting on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm at the Chappaqua Library Auditorium to consider the following actions: 1. Amendment to Supplemental Findings Statement for Chappaqua Crossing project 2.... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting has scheduled a meeting for Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm the meeting will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm for advice of counsel. The New Castle Town Board has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday,... Read more......

announce2 The Joint Meeting of the New Castle Master Plan Steering Committee and the Business Development Advisory Committee scheduled to occur on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm to hear a presentation on Transit Oriented Development – The Path to Downtown... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Master Plan Steering Committee and the Business Development Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm to hear a presentation on Transit Oriented Development - The Path to Downtown Revitalization. Click here... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:45 pm will be preceeded by a Work Session at 7:15pm in Conference Rooms A&B.  The Town Board Work Meeting will begin at 8:15pm. Click here for more information.... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm will be preceeded by and Executive Session at 6:30pm for advice of counsel and personnel.  The Town Board Work Session/Public Hearing will begin at 8:30pm. The... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm will be preceeded by and Executive Session at 7:15pm for advice of counsel and personnel.  The Town Board Executive Session will be followed by a Work Session... Read more......

announce2 Please note that the New Castle Town Board Meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm will instead be held on Monday, November 10, at 7:45 pm. The Town Board Meeting will be held in the Assembly Room, New Castle Town Hall,... Read more......

announce2 The regular Town of New Castle Planning Board meeting scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2014 has been cancelled due to lack of available participants. Click here for more information. 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.