Justice Court

Contact Information:

New Baltimore Justice Court
3809 County Route 51
Hannacroix, New York  12087
(518) 756-2079

Peter Melewski is serving as Town Justice.  The Justice Court of the Town of New Baltimore is in session every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.  Please be prompt.  We ask that you dress appropriately for court.

There are two Town Justice positions (one currently vacant), one elected every two years for a four-year term, in the Town of New Baltimore.  They are assisted by a Court Clerk, Kimberly Ruby, 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.


The New Baltimore Court is now accepting payment of fines by credit card.  The process can be accomplished by calling the Court Offices during office hours.  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 Exit 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 ½ 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 ½ mile on the right.

If you are traveling 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.