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Dear Honorable Supervisor Greenstein, Deputy Supervisor Katz and members of the Town Board: As Budget Officer for the Town of New Castle, it is my privilege to introduce the 2015 budget for adoption pursuant to this public hearing. I will give a brief... Read more......

The following streets in New Castle did not have refuse collection today. Additional trucks will be dispatched on Friday to address these missed pickups. We apologize for the inconvenience. Deepwood Hill Florence Dr Glen Dr Briarcliff Road Douglas... 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......

New Castle Town Hall will be closing at 10 am, Wednesday 11/26 due to weather. 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......

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......

winterrec   The New Castle Recreation & Parks Department Winter 2014-2015 Program Brochure is now available! Click here to access the full program brochure.   Read more......

 Public Hearing for the 2015 Budget will be held Tuesday, November 25 at 7:45pm  The 2015 Preliminary Budget  2015 Preliminary Budget Part 1 
 2015 Preliminary Budget Part 2    Read more......

trainstationproposal   9.2014_RFP_train_station.pdf Proposal by bpc Enterprises  October 22, 2014 Read more......

The Town of New Castle, New York is seeking to retain a qualified consultant to assist the Town with facilitating its five-member Master Plan Steering Committee through the identification of goals, objectives and strategies which will be compiled... Read more......

eNewsletter

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......

enewsletter v2 08   The Supervisor's and Administrator's reports, a Chappaqua Library fundraiser, soup season at the farmer's market and much more! Click here for Newsletter week ending 10/17/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08   The BAB contest award winners, breast cancer awareness, and getting ready for the Fall Festival this week in New Castle. Click here for Newsletter 10/9/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Supervisor Greestein speaks with the League of Women Voters, a fire prevention education open house, and celebrating small business in Chappaqua this week in New Castle. Click here for Newsletter 10/2/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free,... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's Reports, the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival and much more this week in New Castle. Click here for week ending 9/26/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will... Read more......

Supervisor's Report

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......

supervisorreport Waste Disposal contract The Town Board has awarded Sani-Pro the waste disposal contract beginning 2015. This year – with old contract - we are paying $2,386,550 for once a week pick-up. Next year – with new contract – we are paying $1,908,570 for... Read more......

supervisorreport I first want to acknowledge that the Planning Board is working very hard on their comments regarding the Chappaqua Crossing application, and we look forward to hearing those comments. I believe another joint meeting with the Planning Board would be helpful... 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......

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 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 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......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7:45 pm on October 28, 2014 will be preceded by and Executive Session at 7:15 pm to receive advice of Counsel and Lease of Real Property. The Executive Session will be held in Conference Rooms A&B, New... Read more......

announce2 The Town Board of the Town of New Castle has adjourned and will continue all the public hearings concerning the proposed Chappaqua Crossing Project including hearings concerning 1) amendments to the Town Development Plan,  2) Local Laws to amend... Read more......

announce2  A meeting of the Town of New Castle Master Plan Steering Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as practicable. Please note that the Committee will move to enter into executive session once... 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.