Justices Town Court



Due to the extensive backlog of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Court Hours will be starting at 2PM every Tuesday, excluding Tuesday Novembert 3, 2020 (where no court session will be held) until further notice.

Be advised that the Court Office will be CLOSED 15 minutes BEFORE Court Starts.

Anyone scheduled to attend Court, MUST enter via the Main Red Door at the Court Room, where you will sign in, and have your temperature taken. Masks are mandatory. Please be prompt and we ask that you dress appropriately for court.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation.


There are two Town Justice positions each with a four-year term.  Hon. James Huff and Hon. Peter Melewski currently serve as Town Justices. They are assisted by Kimberly Ruby, Court Clerk, and Lynne Layman-Wallace, Deputy Court Clerk. The Justice Court has general jurisdiction over criminal, civil, and vehicle and traffic within the Town. There is a Small Claims part of the Court - with jurisdiction up to $3000.00; however, jurisdiction is based upon the Defendant living, working or maintaining a place of business in New Baltimore.


Payments:The New Baltimore Court is now accepting payment of fines by credit card. To pay in person, traffic violations may be paid from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday at the Justice Court, located in Town Hall on County Route 51 or mail your payment to:


New Baltimore Town Court

3809 County Route 51

Hannacroix, New York 12087


Directions to Town Hall / Justice Court:

From the NYS Thruway (I-87): Exit the Thruway at Exist 21 B (Coxsackie-New Baltimore). Turn right at the traffic light after the toll booths onto Route 9W north. Travel 2.3 miles. Turn left onto County Route 51. The Town Hall (Justice Court) is located 1/2 mile on the right (3809 County Route 51). 

If you are traveling North on Route 9W, continue past the Thruway entrance at 21 B(Coxsackie-New Baltimore). Travel 2 miles. Turn left onto County Route 51. The Town Hall (Justice Court) is located 1/2 mile on the right. If you are treveling South on Route 9W, County Route 51 is 2 miles south of the traffic light at the five corners in Ravena.  Landmarks: The Hannacroix Post Office and C.A. Albright & Sons garage is located within view of the intersection of Route 51 and Route 9W.


For more information on the court and directions, click here.