News and Notices

News

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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......

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......

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. The Committee also... 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......

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......

chapline The Town of New Castle has a unique opportunity to create a new, functional recreation path – the ChapLine – connecting downtown Chappaqua to Horace Greeley High School and to Chappaqua Crossing.   The great news is that this path already... Read more......

  The 2015 Tentative Budget       2015 Tentative Budget Part 1       2015 Tentative Budget Part 2   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......

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 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......

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......

Supervisor's Report

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 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 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......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:45pm will be preceded by a Work Session at 7:15pm. The Town Board Work Session will be followed by an Executive Session at 7:45pm to discuss personnel. The Town Board Work... Read more......

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......

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......

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......



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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.