Town Justice Court

Court Clerk:
Tracey Paterson
Email: [email protected] 
Court Clerk Office Hours:
Tuesdays 10:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am -4:00pm
Court Phone:(518)398-7690
Court Fax: *eFax: 518-285-4528


If you received a traffic ticket, please sign the appropriate plea section and mail the ticket back by the return date indicated near the bottom left side of your ticket. Please note: This is not a court date.
If you wish to plead GUILTY for your traffic ticket, please sign “SECTION A-PLEA OF GUILTY” on your original ticket and mail it back to the court. This must be returned by the date indicated on the ticket.
If you wish to plead NOT GUILTY for your traffic ticket, please sign “SECTION B-PLEA OF NOT GUILTY” on your original ticket and mail it to the court by the date indicated on your ticket.
***In lieu of personally appearing in court, you may choose to complete the plea by mail process with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office. To start the process, please use the link below.
Please contact the court if you have any questions. If you call after clerk hours, your call will be returned.
Please do NOT contact the Town Hall, they will not be able to assist with court issues. 

To pay by mail, please make Money Order or Certified Bank Checks payable to Gallatin Town Court. In the memo please include date of birth and ticket number. Please note: we do not accept personal checks.
Mail payment to:
Gallatin Town Court 
PO Box 240
Ancram, NY 12502

Credit/Debit card– Please note: if paying by debit/credit card the card holder must be present and a service fee of 2.99% will be charged to process payment.


To pay online, please use the following link. Please note: there will be a processing fee for using this payment method.

Cash– Must have exact amount.

 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 and 3rd Wednesday of each month: Scheduled Trials and Civil Court

2nd Wednesday of each month: Vehicle and Traffic Court

4th Wednesday of each month: Criminal and Vehicle and Traffic Court