New Paltz Town Court is located in Dutchess County, State of New York and roughly 5 minutes off of exit 18 of the New York State Thruway a/k/a Interstate 87. Your GPS will undoubtedly bring you to the “Village Hall”. Make no mistake about it, the Village Hall is NOT the New Paltz Town Court. Pay close attention to the big red and white sign!!! You will notice the words “Town Justice Building” with arrows on each side, one pointing to the left and the other pointing to the right. Follow the arrow of your choice. Whether you go left or right, make sure you do it in a circular route around the Village Hall building. Directly on the other side of Village Hall is the New Paltz Town Court. Seems simple but a lot of people screw it up.
You’ll know you’re at the right place when you see a big blue sign that reads “New Paltz Justice Court Office”. The New Paltz Town Court is kind of a dump and if you didn’t know it was a courthouse, you’d probably think it was unsafe to enter. Trust us, its a courthouse and you’re safe to enter 🙂
The New Paltz Town Court Clerk’s office is on the first floor and directly to your right after you walk inside. The front door has a motion activated sensor that alerts the Court Clerk of your presence. Keep this in mind before you start yelling for someones attention. The motion sensor is there to prevent you from yelling. Should you choose to yell, you yell at your own risk. Walk upstairs to find the Courtroom.
If you came here for a parking ticket, go back to the Village Hall … all New Paltz Parking violations are handled at the Village Hall entrance.