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Due to the Blizzard Warning issued by the National Weather Service, Town Hall will open at its regular time of 8:45 am but will close at noon on Monday, January 26, 2015. All Evening Meetings for Monday, January 26 have been cancelled. Read more......

The National Weather Service has announced a severe winter storm approaching. Blizzard Warnings are in effect from 1 pm on Monday, January 26, 2015 through midnight on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. All evening meetings at Town Hall have been cancelled. If... Read more......

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This is a severe winter storm approaching. New Castle Police advise that you follow the advice of the National Weather Service. In the event of life or property threatening emergencies, dial 911. To report... Read more......

PRECIPITATION DEVELOPING AS: Light snow ON (DAY): Monday AT APPROXIMATELY: 5-8am ACCUMULATING SNOW OR SNOW/ICE OR ICE EXPECTED TO END: Tuesday AT APPROXIMATELY: 8pm PRECIPITATION BECOMES HEAVY AT TIMES: after 8pm Monday FIRST INCH ON PAVEMENT EXPECTED... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Downtown Economic Development Strategy presentation, information on coyotes in New Castle, and much more in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/23/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

The presentation from the Land Use Law Center at Pace University School of Law is available here. Read more......

The Town Board has established two advisory boards to disseminate information to residents about coyotes, including tips on minimizing the risk of coyote attacks on pets and effective ways to coexist safely with suburban coyotes. The Town Board has not... Read more......

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein   Master Plan Update On January 14, 2015 the Town Board agreed to endorse the Master Plan Steering Committee's recommendation to hire the Pace Land Use Law Center to facilitate the Master Plan Steering Committee. Pace will... Read more......

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro We are proud to announce that the Town was audited by the NYS comptrollers office to ensure that our 2015 budget stayed within the tax cap- and as we were well below the tax cap with the smallest tax increase in recent memory- we passed... Read more......

NCCTV Cablevision Government Channel 78 is temporarily off the air. We are working to resolve the issue. All Town Meetings are available on demand at the following links: Town of New Castle Board Meetings Town of New Castle Planning Board Meetings Town... Read more......

eNewsletter

enewsletter v2 08 The Downtown Economic Development Strategy presentation, information on coyotes in New Castle, and much more in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/23/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The Supervisor's and Administrator's reports, a Chappaqua Cares Event, and more in this week's eNewsletter Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/16/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Supervisor Greenstein's 2014 Year in Review Report, updated information on coyotes, and more in this week's eNewsletter. Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/9/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Happy New Year from New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein! Click here for Newsletter week ending 1/2/15 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 Explore some great holiday promotions from local merchants. Click here for Newsletter 12/22/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being offered... Read more......

enewsletter v2 08 The latest updates on the Chappaqua Crossing vote. Click here for Newsletter 12/19/14 New Castle Community eNewsletter is a free, consolidated listing of information that will be useful for our community. This service is being offered to help... 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......

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......

Supervisor's Report

supervisorreport By Rob Greenstein   Master Plan Update On January 14, 2015 the Town Board agreed to endorse the Master Plan Steering Committee's recommendation to hire the Pace Land Use Law Center to facilitate the Master Plan Steering Committee. Pace will... Read more......

With my first year as Supervisor in the books, it's time to reflect on what we've done and where we are going as a community. I've said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. Over the past year, I have brought residents... 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......

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......

Administrator's Report

administrators report-04 By Jill Shapiro We are proud to announce that the Town was audited by the NYS comptrollers office to ensure that our 2015 budget stayed within the tax cap- and as we were well below the tax cap with the smallest tax increase in recent memory- we passed... 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 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

The New Castle Town Board Work Session originally scheduled for 7:15pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 will begin instead at 8:30pm.   The Work Session will be preceded by a Joint Meeting Town Board/Master Plan Streering Committee Presentation - Pace... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting Work Session originally scheduled for 7:45 pm on Tuesday January 20, will begin instead at 7:15pm. The Work Session will be held in the Assembly Room, New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave. Chappaqua NY 10514. Click... Read more......

announce2 The New Castle Town Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:45pm will be preceded by an Executive Session at 7:15 in the Conference Rooms A&B. 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 Tuesday, January 20, 2015 has been cancelled due to lack of available participants. Click here for more information.  Read more......

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......



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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.