Justice Court

Town Justices: Heather L. Kitchen and Carl S. Wolfson

Location: 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590





Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Court in session: Tuesdays 5:30 P.M., 1st and 3rd Thursday’s 5:30 P.M., 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 5:30 P.M. (Criminal matters are calendared on the Wednesday and Thursday court sessions.)

Directions: From Route 84, take exit 13-Route 9 north, approximately 5 miles to County Route 93 (Middlebush Road) on left. The Court is located within the Town of Wappinger Town Hall Building which is 2/3 of a mile from Route 9 on the left hand side.
From the Mid-Hudson Bridge, take Route 9 South approximately 12 miles to County Route 93 (Middlebush Road), on the right and the Town Hall is approximately 2/3 mile from Route 9 on the left.

Small Claims: may be filed Mon-Fri 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., the defendant’s residence, place of employment or business must be located within the Town of Wappinger. Claims in the amount of $1,000, or less- $10.00 to file, over $1,000 and up to $3,000- $15.00 to file.

Vehicle and Traffic: If you have received a ticket in the Town of Wappinger for the commission of a traffic infraction, it is your obligation as a motorist to respond. Information regarding how to proceed with the entrance of a plea may be found on the right side of the ticket issued. Upon the entrance of a plea of guilty, the court will impose a fine and notify the motorist by mail as to the amount of the fine and surcharge. (A mandatory surcharge is imposed on each and every ticket issued in the State of New York, section 1809a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.) Instructions for payment procedures will be included. Upon the entrance of a not guilty plea the court will set the matter down for trial and the motorist will be notified as to the trial date.


Filing Petition and Notice of Petition/ Summons and Complaint - $20.00 each
Transcript of Judgment - $2.00 each
Certificate of Disposition- $5.00
Driver’s License Suspension Lift Fee- $70.00 per ticket issued
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, certified check or money order are acceptable forms of payment. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.

The Town of Wappinger Court staff is available to answer questions regarding court procedures, but court clerks are not permitted to give legal advice.


Town Hall Hours: 8:30AM-4PM, M-F
Town Clerk Hours: 8:30AM-4PM, M-F