Walton Village Court

Be sure to check the court hours to know when you can come in to pay fines. Also, if you call, please leave a message and we will return it as soon as we are able to do so.

Walton Village Court

P.O. Box 27

21 North Street

Walton, NY 13856

Telephone: 607-865-6150

Fax: 607-865-4359

Messages will be returned as fast as possible

Walton Village Court Clerk

Kristin Beers: (607) 865-6150 waltonvillagecourt@nycourts.gov

Walton Village Judge

Hon. Chad Hall: (607) 865-6150

Court Clerk Office Hours:

  • Monday’s 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday’s 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Thursday’s 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Court is in session every Monday at 5:00 PM, except holidays

ADA Days are the 3rd Monday and 4 th Tuesday of the month

Police Conference Days are the 4th Monday of the month

Fine Payments:

· Fines may be paid in person at the address above during the Court Clerk’s office hours posted above. Methods of payments include cash, money order, or credit/debit card (a convenience fee is included for this option).

· Fines may be through the mail at the address above. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your receipt to be returned to you. Methods of payments include cash, money order, or credit/debit card (a convenience fee is included for this option).

Note: Canadians must pay in US Funds.

To contact the Delaware County District Attorney:

District Attorney John L. Hubbard
1 Courthouse Square, Suite #5
Delhi, N.Y. 13753
607-832-5299 607-832-6045 (Fax)

For plea reduction forms, please click here: http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/da/documents/DATrafficTicket.pdf

If your ticket is issued by the Walton Village Police, you must send your not guilty plea into the court via USPS mail to receive instructions on how to request a possible reduction.

Note: You must have already plead not guilty to be considered for a possible reduction or dismissal. If you are charged with a traffic violation and before any plea bargains are accepted, you must first enter a plea of not guilty by appearing for arraignment before the judge or by completing Part B on the traffic ticket, you were issued. You may mail or drop the signed ticket(s) to the court office. Once a plea of not guilty has been entered with the court, you will receive further information regarding plea-bargaining.

Small Claims;

· For claims up to $1,000 the filing fee is $10.00

· For claims between $1,001 and $3,000 (Maximum) the filing fee is $15.00. Methods of payments include cash, money order, or credit/debit card (a fee is charged for this option)

Summary Proceeding / Evictions, Civil;

· Filing fee will be $20.00. Methods of payments include cash, money order, or credit/debit card (a fee is included for this option)

· The court does not provide filing information, including forms. You can download the forms at http://www.nycourts.giv/courthelp/

Frequently asked questions;

When are court sessions held?

Court is in regular session every Monday that is not a holiday, at 5:00 PM. The ADA days are the 3 rd Monday and the 4th Tuesday of the month. The Police Department conference days are the 4th Monday of the month. Court can last anywhere from 1 hour to 5 hours, depending on the case load for the evening.

What are your office hours?

· The Court Clerk’s Office hours are Monday’s 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Wednesday’s 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Thursday’s 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

How do I file a small claim and how much is the filing fee?

Small Claims can be filed with the Court Clerk. The party you are filing against must live, work, or have a place of business in the Village of Walton and receive their mail in the Village of Walton. Post office boxes are not acceptable, and you must provide the court with the exact address. The maximum amount to file a claim for is $3,000.00 For claims up to $1,000.00 the filing fee is $10.00. The filing fee for claims between $1,001.00 and $3,000.00 the filing fee is $15.00. It is recommended that you call ahead to make an appointment to file the paperwork. For more information, you may pick up a booklet on Small Claims at the Court Office. You may also view the New York State Guide to Small Claims Court by visiting: http://www.nycourts.gov/Courthelp/Pdfs/Smallclaimshandbook.pdf

Eviction Proceedings

Evictions are scheduled as needed. Please call the Court to confirm specific data and time. The filing fee is $20.00.

For more information, you can visit: http://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/Homes/evictions.shtml

How do I answer my traffic ticket?

It is the obligation of the receiving motorist to respond to the ticket. Upon receiving the charge(s) you must either appear on the date listed on the bottom of the ticket or you may sign the ticket according to the written instructions, indicating your plea of either guilty or not guilty and mail it to the court. Upon a plea of guilty, a fine and surcharge will be assessed and you will be notified by mail of the amount due. Upon a plea of not guilty, you will be sent further information on how to proceed.

IF THE CHARGE IS A MISDEMEANOR, YOU MUST APPEAR IN PERSON ON THE DATE AND TIME LISTED AND ENTER YOUR PLEA IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE.

A supporting deposition or more detailed account of the incident may be requested if you did not receive one when the ticket(s) were issued.

Note: Be sure to review ALL information printed on your ticket(s). To plead guilty, complete and sign Part A of your ticket; to plead not guilty, complete and sign Part B of your ticket.

I would like to speak with someone regarding a reduction or plea bargain.
If you are charged with a traffic violation and before any plea bargains are accepted, you must first enter a plea of not guilty by appearing for arraignment before the judge or by completing Part B on the traffic ticket, you were issued. You may mail or drop the signed ticket(s) to the court office, on or before your schedule appearance date. Once a plea of not guilty has been entered with the court, you would receive further information regarding plea-bargaining.

For more information, visit: http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/da/documents/DATrafficTicket.pdf

What if I missed a court date?
Call the court or your attorney immediately. You may be subject to a license suspension or a warrant could be issued for your arrest.

How do I contact New York State DMV?
1-800-CALLDMV - available within NY State
1-518-486-9786
http://www.dmv.ny.gov

My license is suspended or will be suspended. What do I do?
Depending on the reason for your suspension, you must either pay the fine/surcharge due or appear in court. If your license is suspended, and the effective date is July 5, 2009 or before, you will be required to pay a Suspension Termination Fee of $35.00 per suspension. Suspensions that go into effect on or after July 6, 2009, suspended drivers must pay $70.00. The Notice of Suspension from NYS DMV will give further information regarding this fee, or you can go to their website www.dmv.ny.gov and also submit your identified payment as outlined above with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Send the Notice of License Suspension Order for endorsement. Call the court clerk if you do not know the total amount due or for information on scheduling a new court date.

What is the Driver's Responsibility Assessment and do I have to pay that fee?
Go to NYS Department of Motor Vehicles' website http://www.dmv.ny.gov for a clearer explanation of that fee. Alternatively, call 518-402-2851. Yes, you must pay that according to the instructions you received or outlined on that site. It is a separate fee imposed by NYSDMV and is apart from the fine/surcharge you must pay to the court.

How do I make a payment?
Payments may be made by US Postal Service or in person. Cash, money order, or a certified bank check made payable to the Village of Walton Court are accepted. Be sure to include a case number, ticket number, or name for proper posting. Include a self-addressed stamp envelope with your payment if you desire a receipt. Payments with the incorrect amount will NOT be processed.

Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
If you wish to contact the District Attorney’s Office, they may be reached as follows:

Delaware County District Attorney’s Office

District Attorney John L. Hubbard
1 Courthouse Square, Suite #5
Delhi, N.Y. 13753
607-832-5299 607-832-6045 (Fax)

Do I need a lawyer to appear in court with me?
Although you are not required to have an attorney, it is not recommended that you procede to trial without the aid of counsel for any charges other than Vehicle & Traffic infractions.