Justice Court

The Town Justices –
Judge Russell D. Tompkins 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 Tompkins

Office Location:
Town Hall

Hours:
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 Tompkins clerk; Ext. 107 for Judge Seelbach's clerk
Fax: 845-266-3335
Email: CMcgarry@nycourts.gov; ejohnson1@nycourts.gov

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 - Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
DA/Criminal Night -
  • 1st Thursday of every month-
      • Judge Tompkins at 4:00 p.m.
      Judge Seelbach at 5:00 p.m.