News and Notices

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announce2 The Ethics Board of the Town of New Castle will meet on October 6th, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Town Board Conference Room, New Castle Town Hall, 200 So. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua, NY 10514 Click here for more information. Read more......

lwvstillconversationsupervisor LWV of New Castle Conversation with Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein held at the Chappaqua Library on September 29, 2014 is now available to view On Demand at: LWV - Conversation with Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein from New Castle Media Center on Vimeo.        ... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board will discuss the 2015 Budget during its scheduled Work Session on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:30 pm. The Town Board will also meet on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:45 am and Tuesday, October 14,... 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......

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......

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......

Town of New Castle - September 2014 Summary
The Town of New Castle is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or entities who are interested in leasing the Chappaqua Train Station building located in Chappaqua, NY 10514. The proposed... Read more......

  ***Chappaqua Crossing Public Hearings Adjourned to October 14, 2014***   Read more......

The New Castle Fire District  #1budget hearing will be held on October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM with the adoption of the budget on the same evening at 7PM. Click below: NCFD#1 2015 budget.pdf NCFD#1 Budget_Apportionment2015.pdf Read more......

text and drive banner New Castle will have zero tolerance for distracted driving. Our message is simple: 5 points on your license / 0 tolerance for distracted driving / 1 choice in New Castle! To help spread this important safety message, we will be introducing banners throughout... Read more......

eNewsletter

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......

enewsletter v2 08 New Castle Community Day, our Master Plan survey, fall foods at the farmer's market, and more this week in New Castle. Click here for Newsletter of week ending 9/19/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 A 9/11 Memorial ceremony, great fall offerings at the farmer's market, and more this week in New Castle. Click here for Newsletter of 9/11/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's Report, school tax bills, 9/11 memorial ceremony, primary elections, and more in this week's Newsletter. Click here for week ending 9/9/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Inside Chappaqua's August issue, New Castle Community Day information, Recreation & Parks Department fall program, and much more this week in New Castle.                       Click here... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Seven Bridges Road closed for repaving today, fall field hockey clinic registration, BBQ safety tips, and more this week in New Castle. Click here for week ending 8/22/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information... 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......

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......

Supervisor's Report

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   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 New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at 7:45pm will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 pm to discuss contract negotiations and receive advice of counsel, the meeting will be held in Conference Room B, New Castle... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at 7:45pm will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:30pm to conduct interviews. The Executive Session will be held in Conference Rooms 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 Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practicable, to discuss the Town Board referrals re: Chappaqua Crossing Amended PDCP – 480 Bedford Road... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 2014 will begin at 8:00pm and be proceeded by an Exectuve Session at 7:15pm to discuss personnel. For more information click here. Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 2014 will begin at 8:00pm and be proceeded by an Exectuve Session at 7:15pm to discuss personnel. For more information click here. Read more......

announce2 Please note that the New Castle Town Board Meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:45pm will instead be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:45pm. For more information click here. Read more......

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......



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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.