Justice Court is the first level trial court of New York State's Unified Court System. Many New Yorkers will have their first and only court experience in a town or village court. The justices respond to calls from law enforcement officers on a twenty four hour, seven day a week schedule.
Court Updated Status: February 24, 2021
As of 2/22/21 the Courts will begin conducting IN-PERSON appearances with limited occupancy. Time and appearances will be staggered in incremental times, which will allow the courts to maintain the required social-distancing guidelines.
Face masks must be worn at all times.
The Town Hall hours continue to be limited to 10am-4pm while only open to the public from the hours of 11am-3pm. *(excluding scheduled court appearances)*
We ask that you check our department website periodically for new updates, as these protocols may change as the metric’s continue to change.
If you have a questions about a specific matter please call our office directly.
Court Updated Status: December 9, 2020
As of today, all in-person court sessions for the New Windsor Justice Court have been cancelled by the New York State Court System, with the exception of criminal arraignment matters.
Anyone with a scheduled court session will be contacted with new dates when the order is lifted.
The Court lobby is open from 11 am - 3 pm to take payments and filing.
If you have any questions, please contact the court directly.
Court Updated Status: October 15, 2020
*** UPDATE: The Court Lobby will be open Monday through Friday 11 AM – 3 PM to file new cases, answering Vehicle and Traffic Tickets, which include: initial plea to the summons; providing documentation that insurance and/or registration was in effect when issued the VTL Summons; vehicle defect issues have been corrected and paying fines, along with any court filings.
When visiting the court lobby 11 AM- 3 PM, you must enter through the front entrance of Town Hall. All court appearances 3 PM or later must enter through the side Courtroom entrance.
The Town of New Windsor Court Room is currently limiting in-person appearances for criminal arraignments, hearings and trials, small claim matters, Town Code violations, vehicle and traffic and civil proceedings.
We thank you for your cooperation in the effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to the others in the community.
Justice Court has preliminary jurisdiction over felony cases and exclusive jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases, pending divesture to the County Court. Small claims and civil cases up to $3,000.00 are also handled in Justice Court.
The New Windsor Justice Court is open to the public and the public is welcome to attend court sessions.
Please choose the appropriate judge and click the button below.
You may download Guilty Plea or Not Guilty Plea forms and mail into the court for traffic tickets.
Plea Not Guilty | Plea Guilty
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