Justice Court / Traffic Tickets

Court Is In Session Wednesday Evenings By Appointment Only

The Old Westbury Justice Court is part of the Unified Court System of the State of New York. The Village Court is responsible for handling judicial proceedings concerning Vehicle and Traffic violations that occur within the Village, along with violations of Local Village Laws.

Location/Hours:
1 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (516) 626-0809
Fax: (516) 626-1380

Susan J. Schmidt-Chorost,  Village Justice
Maureen Dougherty, Prosecuting Attorney
Ralph Branciforte, Alternate Prosecuting Attorney
John Christopher, Alternate Prosecuting Attorney
Adam Koblenz, Alternate Prosecuting Attorney
Mary Ann Mastromarino, Court Clerk | Email Me
Leah Leston, Assistant Court Clerk | Email Me

Did You Receive A Ticket?

If you received a summons for a Vehicle and Traffic offense, you may enter a plea of guilty or not guilty by mail.  All Village Ordinances MUST appear in court on the date entered on the bottom of the summons.

If you plead guilty or not guilty by mail, BEFORE the court date listed on your summons, you DO NOT HAVE to appear in court on your court date.  If you plead not guilty by mail you will be notified by mail with a date for a conference with the Village Prosecutor and a Judge.  If you plead Guilty by mail, and did not enclose payment, you will receive an invoice from the court.

WARNING:  FAILURE TO RESPOND TO A SUMMONS MAY RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OF YOUR   DRIVER’S LICENSE AND/OR A WARRANT MAY BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.

If you receive a ticket for VTL 319-1 (no insurance), THE ONLY PROOF OF INSURANCE THE COURT WILL ACCEPT IS A LETTER FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY, STATING THE VEHICLE IN QUESTION WAS INSURED, WITH NO LAPSE IN COVERAGE, ON THE DATE INDICATED ON THE SUMMONS.  

NOTE: **A LETTER FROM AN INSURANCE BROKER AND/OR INSURANCE CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

Court is normally in session Wednesday Evenings (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) in the courtroom next to the Village Hall (1 Store Hill Road Old Westbury, NY).  The Court Clerk’s Office is open weekdays  9:30a.m.  to  4:00p.m. to accept payment of fines and to provide information about cases.  Fines may be paid by cash, money order or credit card, (visa or master card only).  Parking tickets can be paid by cash or money order only.  We do not accept credit cards for parking payments.

If you have any questions, you may call the Court Clerk’s Office (516-626-0809), Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.