Contact Information

Hon. Nicolas Chase
Town Justice

Hon. Shawn R. O'Connor
Town Justice

(845) 355-5700 x 1
Fax: (845) 355-5750

80 Ridgebury Hill Road
Slate Hill, NY 10973  

Court Clerk Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 4 PM
Closed on Holidays

Vehicle & Traffic Court Times
Vehicle & Traffic Trials, Civil Cases, Small Claims, Code Violations, Arraignments
4 PM & 5 PM (except holidays)

Criminal Court Times
2nd Thursday of the Month
4th  Thursday of the Month
​3 PM/4 PM

**Phones are NOT answered during Court or after the Court Clerk's office closes at 4:00pm**

Court Drop-Box
The Town of Wawayanda Court has a locked drop box within the court room. This drop box is for the convenience of the public to drop off traffic violations in the event the court is closed. 

Town Court

Court Update

Vehicle & Traffic Court TRIALS will be held IN PERSON. Court sessions are for TRIALS only, you will receive a notice from the Court with your TRIAL date.

DO NOT appear on the date that is on your ticket(s)- Instead please do the following:

Please fill out EITHER part “A” (plea of guilty) OR part “B” (plea of not guilty) of your ticket(s).
You may mail or drop off ticket(s) to the Court Clerk’s Office.

If you plead guilty, you will receive a fine notice by mail.
If you plead not guilty, you will receive a letter from the Prosecutor by mail.
*Please note: The date on your ticket(s) is a PLEA DUE DATE ONLY, no other action happens on this date.

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for the Court to process.

Criminal Court is currently being held IN PERSON.

If your address changes, please notify the Court immediately.
Please call the Court to verify your Court date.

Criminal cases require you have an Attorney, if you think that you cannot afford an Attorney you may contact the Orange County Legal Aid Society at (845) 291-2454 to see if you qualify for this service. If you make too much money for Legal Aid you will have to hire an Attorney at your own expense.



Traffic Ticket Information (Misdemeanors*)

If you are charged with a MISDEMEANOR*, you MUST appear. (* Transportation Law & Tax Law tickets may plea by mail.)

Traffic Ticket Information (Violations)

It is not necessary to appear in court on the date listed on the traffic ticket. Simply enter a plea of either Guilty or Not Guilty on the ticket and mail the ticket into the Court on or before the date listed. Be sure to include your correct mailing address.

  • To plead "Guilty" fill out Section A and mail the ticket to the Court. You will be notified by mail the amount of the fine and the date on which the fine is due.
  • To plead "Not Guilty", fill out Section B and mail the ticket to the Court.  You will be notified of a court date by mail.

Before You Enter Courtroom

  • Proper and respectful attire must be worn (no shorts, tank tops, halters, flip flops, etc.).
  • No food or drinks in the courtroom.
  • No gum chewing.
  • Cell phones must be turned off.
  • Disruptive children will be excluded from the courtroom, no exceptions.
  • Talking and disruptive behavior is prohibited and will result in   immediate ejection from the courtroom.        

When You Appear in Court

Be prepared to pay fine(s) with cash or credit card if a fine is assessed. Personal or company checks will not be accepted! 

Forms to help you represent yourself in New York Courts

Legal Aid Phone Number: (845) 291-2454

Need directions to the Town Hall?

Pay Court Fines Online

Court Payments


To Pay (a convenience fee will apply) this service is provided by nCOURT
To Pay by Phone: call 1-888-912-1541 ( a convenience fee will apply) this service is provided by nCOURT

The court is open Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm. You can still make payments online and over the phone. Please Note: NOT ALL SUSPENSIONS CAN BE PAID ONLINE You can call the Wawayanda Court Clerks -  Monday to Friday 9 AM - 4 PM  They are available BY PHONE to answer your questions 845-355-5700 Ext. 1