Town Court Contact Info

Hon. Timothy P. McElduff Jr.

Town Justice

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Hon. Shawn R. O'Connor

Town Justice 

phone retro 16 (845) 355-5700, Ext. 1
fax 16 (845) 355-5750

house yellow 16 80 Ridgebury Hill Road
     Slate Hill, NY 10973  

Court Clerk Office Hours

Mondays 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Closed on Holidays

The Town of Wawayanda is looking for Part - Time Court Constables.

Typical schedule is 1-2 nights per week

Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 

4 pm  to  the end of the court session  ( usually 2 - 3 hours )

Typical work Activities:

Maintain order and decorum in court rooms, waiting rooms and other court premises
Operate metal detectors and other security equipment
Check in court attendees
Deliver and retrieve  court documents and exhibits
Seat witnesses and jurors in specified areas in court
Screen visitors to the courts and answer inquiries

Minimum Qulifications:
 Graduation from  high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma
 One year experience as a Security Guard, Peace Officer, Police or Correction Officer. 

For more information please call 845-355-5700, 1


Court Drop-Box  

The Town of Wawayanda Court has a locked drop box within the court room. This drop box is for the convenience of the public to drop off traffic violations in the event the court is closed. 

Traffic Ticket Information (Misdemeanors*)

If you are charged with a MISDEMEANOR*, you MUST appear. (* Transportation Law & Tax Law tickets may plea by mail.)

Traffic Ticket Information (Violations)
It is not necessary to appear in court on the date listed on the traffic ticket. Simply enter a plea of either Guilty or Not Guilty on the ticket and mail the ticket into the Court on or before the date listed. Be sure to include your correct mailing address.                                                        

  • To plead "Guilty" fill out Section A and mail the ticket to the Court. You will be notified by mail the amount of the fine and the date on which the fine is due.
  • To plead "Not Guilty", fill out Section B and mail the ticket to the Court.  You will be notified of a court date by mail.


Court Times
Vehicle & Traffic, Civil Cases, Small Claims, Code Violations, Arraignments:
          - Mondays @ 5:00pm (except holidays)

Criminal Court:
          - 3rd Thursday of the Month @ 5:00pm
          - 4th Thursday of the Month @ 5:00pm

        Before You Enter Courtroom

  • Proper and respectful attire must be worn (no shorts, tank tops, halters, flip flops, etc.).
  • No food or drinks in the courtroom.
  • No gum chewing.
  • Cell phones must be turned off.
  • Disruptive children will be excluded from the courtroom, no exceptions.
  • Talking and disruptive behavior is prohibited and will result in   immediate ejection from the courtroom.        

When You Appear in Court
Be prepared to pay fine(s) with cash or credit card if a fine is assessed. Personal or company checks will not be accepted! 

Need directions to the Town Hall?  http://www.mapquest.com