Town Justice Court

Court Clerk

Email: [email protected]   

Court Clerk Office Hours

Tuesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-4:00pm

Court Phone:(518)398-7690

Court Fax: *eFax:(518)285-4528

Please contact the court if you have any questions. If you call after clerk hours, your call will be returned during clerk hours.

Please DO NOT contact the Town Hall, they will NOT be able to assist with court issues

 

**TRAFFIC TICKET ***

****If you change your address, it is your responsibility to inform the court****

The following applies to traffic tickets that are NOT misdemeanors. If you received a traffic ticket, please sign the appropriate plea section, make a copy, and mail the original ticket to our court by the return date indicated near the bottom left side of your ticket. Please note: This is not a court date. 

Failure to submit your plea (Guilty or Not Guilty) could result in a suspended license.

***Plea Options***

VTL Informational Letter

Plead GuiltyMail in signed ticket OR send a letter via email/mail to the Court Clerk. Please include a ticket number and a clear statement of plea.

Plead Not Guilty and go to Trial- Please contact our Court via email or phone to schedule an IN PERSON court date.

Reduction Request- You are not required to appear in court. Our court must have your signed plea offer before your scheduled court date. Please visit the Columbia County District Attorney’s website for a reduction request. www.columbiacountyny.com/trafficticket.html 

All questions about fines, penalties, and rescheduling of court dates/appearances must be addressed to our court NOT the DA’s Office. 

 

***PAYMENT INFORMATION***

To pay by mail- Please make a Money Order or Certified Bank Check payable to Gallatin Town Court. In the memo, please include date of birth and ticket number. Please note we do not accept personal or business checks.

Gallatin Town Court 

PO Box 240

Ancram, NY 12502

To pay online- Please use the following link. Please note there will be a merchant fee of 2.99% for using this payment method. VISA AND MASTERCARD ARE ACCEPTED https://pay.xpress-pay.com/org/6B74835A632E447 

If Judge Mortenson’s name is located on the top left of your fine notice, please use the MORTENSON FINES AND SURCHARGE OPTION

If Judge Gold’s name is located on the top left of your fine notice, please use the GOLD FINES AND SURCHARGE OPTION

To pay in person by credit card/debit card- Please note: if paying by debit/credit card the card holder must be present and a merchant fee of 2.99% will be charged to process payment. VISA AND MASTERCARD ARE ACCEPTED

We ONLY accept cash payments IN PERSON. YOU MUST HAVE EXACT CHANGE. Do not mail cash to our court. 

***Physical address*** 

Gallatin Town Court

1643 Jackson Corners Road

(at the intersection of the Taconic State Parkway Exit 72)

***For GPS directions please use this following address***

1643 Jackson Corners Road

Red Hook, NY 12571

***Mailing address***

Gallatin Town Court

PO BOX 240

Ancram, NY 12502

Town of Gallatin Justices

Honorable Matthew Gold

Honorable Eric Mortenson

Court Schedule

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday of each month: Scheduled V&T and Civil Court
  • 4th Wednesday of each month: Scheduled V&T and Criminal Court

***Small Claims***

Small claims handbook https://nycourts.gov/CourtHelp/pdfs/SmallClaimsHandbook.pdf 

For additional help https://nycourts.gov/courthelp/smallClaims/index.shtml 

Please note: We are not permitted to give legal advice.

***NY Court Help*** 

https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/ 

***New York State Department of Motor Vehicle helpful links***

Point System:

https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/about-nys-driver-point-system 

Point Reduction:

https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/how-reduce-your-points-and-insurance-rate 

Out-of-State Drivers

https://dmv.ny.gov/dmv-records/out-state-drivers-lens