Philipstown Justice Court

COURT (ONLY) FINES & FEES PAYMENT LINK:

https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/cyg/plc/a0053L

COURT SCHEDULE:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Court may not be in regular session.

You must still answer (enter pleas) your tickets in writing by the return date indicated on the ticket. You may MAIL, FAX or leave your pleas in the COURT DROP-BOX located outside the front of the Court/Town Hall.

If your charge(s) indicates that you must appear in person, then you must appear on the date indicated, unless you have been notified by the Court of a different date to appear.  Please call with any questions.

PAYMENTS:

The Court accepts cash, money orders, certified bank checks or credit/debit card payments. NO personal or business checks will be accepted.  Payment amounts must be exact.

Please use the above link to make your payment ONLINE (service fee 2.75%, $1.00 minimum) or you may CALL 1-888-604-7888 (service fee 2.75%, $1.00 minimum + $2.50).  Interpreters are available at the call center if you need assistance making your payment.

If you would like to make a payment in-person by credit card (service fee 2.99%), please CALL AHEAD to make sure someone is available to take your payment.  You may also mail or leave your payment in the Court DROP-BOX.

SUSPENSIONS:

If your license is SUSPENDED or has been ORDERED to be SUSPENDED:

You must answer the suspension in WRITING to this Court indicating a plea of GUILTY or NOT GUILTY.  Also include your name, address, phone number, date of birth and case number/ticket number (if known).

If you missed a court date, you must indicate if you are requesting a new court date or if you are changing your plea to guilty.  Also include your name, address, phone number, date of birth and case number/ticket number (if known).

There may be suspension fees that will be owed.  If there are suspension fees owed, you will be notified by this Court of the amount due and the methods of payment.

Once the suspension has been lifted by this Court, you will receive confirmation in writing, by mail.

* PLEASE USE THE COURT DROP-BOX IF THE COURT OFFICE IS UNAVAILABLE *

Mail and phone messages are checked regularly, and the Court Clerk will respond to all court related inquires. If you have any questions, please call the Court Clerk at 845-265-2951.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO OTHER TOWN OFFICE MAY ASSIST WITH COURT MATTERS.

The Philipstown Justice Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall, 238 Main St, POB 155, Cold Spring, NY 10516. The Court Clerk’s office is located in the back, left of the courtroom.

Town Justices
Honorable Stephen G. Tomann
Honorable Camille S. Linson

Chief Court Clerk
Cindy Paraggio

Court Mailing Address
238 Main Street, POB 155, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Court Phone:  845-265-2951
Court Fax:       845-265-3948

Available Philipstown Justice Court Documents:

Request for Certificate of Disposition
Small Claims Application
Small Claims Guide

VTL Payment Plan Application

 

2021/2022 JCAP GRANT AWARDED TO

PHILIPSTOWN JUSTICE COURT

The Philipstown Justice Court was successful again this year in receiving $26,702.  in grant funds from the 2021/2022 JCAP (Justice Court Assistance Program) Grant.  The JCAP grant is available to Justice Courts (Town and Village) to apply each calendar year, up to a maximum request of $30,000.  This year, only 302 Justice Courts were awarded grant funds out of over 1200.  I am pleased to say we were one of them!!  These funds will help continue to improve the Court and Town Hall.

Submitted by,

Cindy Paraggio
Court Clerk, Philipstown Justice Court
Director, NYSAMCC, Inc.
Co-Editor, The Docket/Newsletter
Putnam County Representative, NYSAMCC, Inc.