Walton Village Court Clerk
Kristin Beers
(607) 865-6150
waltonvillagecourt@nycourts.gov

Walton Village Judge
Hon. Chad Hall
(607) 865-6150

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

Walton Village Court

21 North Street, Suite 2 Walton, NY 13856
Telephone: 607-865-6150
Fax: 607-865-4359

Court Hours

Court Clerk’s Office

  • Mondays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Thursdays 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 last Monday of the month

COVID Response

The court is open for in-person actions.
Virtual appearances will no longer be used for this court.
When you come to court, a mask is still required – no exceptions.
Everyone physically entering the court will be asked a series of questions to help with contact tracing.
Everyone entering the court MUST WEAR A MASK.
Only the person scheduled to appear should come into to the court.
If you must have someone else appear with you, be prepared to explain the solid reasoning to the court officer.
Please e-mail the court with questions at waltonvillagecourt@nycourts.gov. E-mail will get you the best response.

Contacting the Court / Drop-off

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. (Again, email will get you a quicker response.)

Please note that the court has a mail drop-box outside the entrance door of the court. Feel free to use this to leave your fine payments or applications for cases.

Please note that you need to provide the court with your mailing address, cell number, home number, and e-mail address when you come to court, and select your preferred method of receiving reminders.

The Court System will now notify you electronically about your upcoming court appearances.

Paying Fines


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.

Plea Reduction

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.
  • 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 find instructions and required actions, as well as
download the necessary forms right here

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.