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NYSDOT_-_PIN_AW0802700_SEQRA_No._07-0227_-_Chappaqua_Crossing_Route_117_TNC.pdf 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......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's Reports, delicious summer veggies at the farmer's market, and more. Click here for Week Ending 8/15/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our... 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......

help The Town Clerk's Office of the Town of New Castle is currently seeking to fill the position of Deputy Town Clerk. New Castle Residency Required. The position requires knowledge of Town Law and procedures; ability to initiate and maintain clerical records;... Read more......

b1 roadworks sign vector Expect Construction activity on Annandale Road between Route 117 and Colony Row during the month of August. A contractor working for the Town will be replacing the drainage culvert that travels under that section of road. The culvert needs to be replaced... Read more......

Gabriel I. Rosenfeld (Gabby) passed away on the 6th of August 2014, his 89th birthday, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family. He was a vital part of our New Castle Community and our Town Hall Family. He will be missed. Below is the link to... Read more......

pothole2 Please be advised that Con Ed will be replacing a gas main on lower King Street between South Greeley Avenue and Allen Place. Work is scheduled to begin 6 am Thursday, August 7, 2014. Lower King will be open to one lane traffic but there will no parking... Read more......

After hosting seven (7) public outreach meetings among several smaller, targeted events, the Pace LandUse LawCenter has completed their public engagement process. View the New Castle Master Planning Public Engagement Report here Read more......

eNewsletter

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's Reports, delicious summer veggies at the farmer's market, and more. Click here for Week Ending 8/15/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Master Plan public engagement report, fresh corn at the farmer's market, and more this week in New Castle. Click here for week ending 8/8/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Master Plan updates, junior civil engineer job opening, and much more this week in New Castle. Click here for week ending 8/1/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Taste of Chappaqua, the New Castle Supervisor's Report, great purveyors at the farmer's market, and more. Click here for week ending 7/25/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful... 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......

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......

Supervisor's Report

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 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 New Castle Town Board, Planning Board, and Master Plan Steering Committee will hold a joint work session on Tuesday, August 12 at 5:00pm to discuss the New Castle Master Planning Public Engagement Report with Pace Land Use Law Center.  The Town... Read more......

announce2 Parking at Town Hall For Wednesday July 30, 2014 Tonight, Wednesday, July 30 , 2014 the New Castle Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:15pm, and public hearings on the Upper Westchester Muslim Society are scheduled to begain at... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board will meet in Executive Session on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:15pm to receive advice of counsel. In addition the New Castle Town Board and the New Castle Planning Board will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, August 5 at 7:15pm... Read more......

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......

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......



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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.