The Old Westbury Justice Court is part of the Unified Court System of the State of New York. The Village Court is responsible for handling judicial proceedings concerning Vehicle and Traffic violations that occur within the Village, along with violations of Local Village Laws.
All Court Appearances will be held by mail until further notice. If you have moved within the past two years, please call the court to verify if we have your current address on file, as all notices will be sent by mail. Please note that this process may take awhile (about a month), as we have a large ticket backlog. You may call the Court at any time to inquire about the status of your case.
If you received a summons for a Vehicle and Traffic offense, you may enter a plea of guilty or not guilty by mail, fax or email, no pleas will be accepted verbally. All Village Ordinances must appear in court on the date entered on the bottom of the summons.
Warning: Failure to respond to a summons may result in the suspension of your driver's license and/or a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
Pleading Guilty by Mail
If you plead guilty or not guilty by mail, before the court date listed on your summons, you do not have to appear in court on your court date. If you plead not guilty by mail you will be notified by mail with a date for a conference with the Village Prosecutor and a Judge. If you plead Guilty by mail, and did not enclose payment, you will receive an invoice from the court.
VTL 319-1 (No Insurance)
If you receive a ticket for VTL 319-1 (no insurance), the only proof of insurance the court will accept is a letter from your insurance company, stating the vehicle in question was insured, with no lapse in coverage, on the date indicated on the summons.
Note: A letter from an insurance broker and/or insurance cards will not be accepted.
Court is normally in session Wednesday evenings (by appointment only) in the courtroom next to the Village Hall (1 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, New York). The Court Clerk's Office is open weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accept payment of fines and to provide information about cases.
Fines may be paid by cash, money order or credit card, (visa or master card only). Parking tickets can be paid by cash or money order only. We do not accept credit cards for parking payments.
All credit card payments must submit the Credit Card Authorization form, or fill out the information on their invoice, by mail, email or fax. No credit card payments will ever be accepted over the phone.
If you have any questions, you may call the Court Clerk's Office (516) 626-0809, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.