Justice Court

The Town Justices –
Judge James V. Brands and Judge Barbara Seelbach.


Note:  Proper attire is required when attending court.

Directions to Town of Clinton Court –

    • Take the Taconic State Parkway to the Bulls Head Road exit.


    • Go west on Bulls Head Road, towards Rhinebeck, for 2 miles.


Turn left (south) onto Centre Road (Dutchess County Rt 18) and go 2 miles.


    The Town Hall property is on the right. Court is held in the Town Hall building.

 Useful links –

New York State Court Help – Provides forms and helpful information

Small Claims form for Clinton Court

Judge Seelbach
Judge Brands

Office Location:
Town Hall

Clerk: Mon and Fri 10-2; Tues and Wed 1:30-5:30 (third Tues closed); Closed Thursdays except when court is being held on the first Thursday for DA night

Phone: 845-266-5988;Ext. 106 for Judge Brands' clerk; Ext. 107 for Judge Seelbach's clerk
Fax: 845-266-3335
Email: CMcgarry@nycourts.gov; liz@clintoncourtny.com

Mailing Address:
Town of Clinton, Justice Court, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Other Information:

Court is held as follows -  Vehicle and Traffic violations
  • Odd months - Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Even months - Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
DA/Criminal Night -
  • 1st Thursday of every month as follows:
  • Justice Brands - Court begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Justice Seelbach - Court begins at 5:00 p.m.