JUSTICE COURT

Address:
2582 South Avenue
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
12590
Phone: 845-297-6777
Fax: 845-298-6057

Hours of Operation: M-F 9 am - 3 pm

Presiding
Justice Raymond C. Chase Jr.

Acting Village Justice
Justice Vincent Francese

Schedule:

  • Criminal cases are heard every 2nd Tuesday evening at 5:00 PM and every 4th Thursday at 1:00 pm (except holidays)

  • Vehicle & Traffic cases are heard every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 pm except the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday and holidays

  • Civil cases must be scheduled in advance with the court, and are heard on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 4 pm (except holidays). The necessary paperwork and filing fees must be received by the Court several days prior to the hearing, as prescribed by law. Current filing fee: $20 per action.

    Note: Most civil case papers are prepared and filed by attorneys, who then represent the person initiating the action. The attorneys supply and complete the forms and see that the necessary service items and deadlines are met. For someone preparing their own civil case papers, forms can be obtained at local merchants that carry the Blumberg forms. In these cases, the plaintiff should be familiar with procedures; proper completion and submission is the plaintiff's responsibility . . . the court cannot give plaintiffs legal advice.

  • Small Claims cases (monetary damages only) must be scheduled in advance and are heard on dates and times scheduled by the court. To commence an action the claimant must personally appear at the court to file and sign the claim form, as well as to pay a filing fee. The Court will then schedule a Small Claims Hearing date during normal business hours. Current filing fee(s): $10 (monetary damages up to $1,000.) or $15 (monetary damages $1,001 to $3,000)

    Note: Defendant must reside or have a place of business in the Village.

  • Zoning Violation cases are heard every 2nd Tuesday at 4:00 pm (except holidays).