Town of Bethel
Sullivan County, New York

Justice Court

Physical Location:  (Do Not Use for U.S. Mail):
3586 Route 55
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 691

Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Phone:  (845) 583-7420                                    
Fax:  (845) 583-7804

Mary Prince, Court Clerk
Samantha Touwsma, Court Clerk

Kevin Rhyne, Town Justice         Monday at
10:00 a.m.
Cindy L. Barber, Town Justice     Tuesday at 5
:00 p.m.

The Town Justices perform marriage ceremonies by appointment.

The Town of Bethel Justice Court handles all traffic tickets, small claims, criminal offenses, and civil cases within the town limits. Both Town Justices are elected officials, each serving a four year term alternately.

Judge Rhyne
holds Traffic Court every Monday at 10:00 am.  Judge Barber
holds Traffic Court every Tuesday at 5:00 pm.  

Frequently Asked Questions

If I receive a traffic ticket, how do I know how much the fine is?
You must sign the back of the ticket either “guilty” or “not guilty” and send the ticket to the court.   If you plead “guilty”, the court will send you a notice indicating the fine.  If you plead “not-guilty”, the court will send you a notice advising you of a pre-trial conference date.

How can I pay my fine?
Payments can be mailed to the Court or paid in person at the Court Office. The only forms of payment are MONEY ORDER or CASH (exact amount only).


Your name, date of birth, address, and ticket # or case # must be clearly printed on all money orders.

To Pay Fines by Credit Card: Credit Card Payments are only accepted online. 

Pay your fines online:  To pay traffic tickets, parket ticket or fines go to  1-888-912-1541
(Pay Court Online).  You need the ticket or case #.

How can I file a claim in small claims court?
To file a claim in Small Claims Court, the defendant (the person being sued) must live or transact business in the Town of Bethel and the claim must be under $3,000. Filing forms are available from the court clerks during regular court Hours.  Claims over $3,000 are handled by the Sullivan County Supreme Court.

Pay your fines online:  To pay traffic tickets, parket ticket or fines go to

 1-888-912-1541 (Pay Court Online)

Forms, Links and Legal Contacts

Bethel Court Small Claim Application

NYS Unified Court System
(Forms, Lawyers, The Law & Court Facts)

Sullivan County District Attorney

James R. Farrell
Lawrence H. Cooke Courthouse

414 Broadway

Monticello, NY  12701
Phone:  (845) 794-3344
Fax: (845) 794-3646
Sullivan Legal Aid Panel, Inc.
Tim Havas, Executive Director
11 Bank Street
Monticello, NY  12701
Phone:  (845) 794-4094
Fax:  (845) 794-0119

Sullivan County Sheriff's Department & Jail
4 Bushnell Avenue
Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 794-7100
(845) 794-0810

NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles
Sullivan County Division
(Call for Monthly Mobile Unit Schedule)
100 North Street
Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 807-0700

New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicle
(Call Center for Area Codes 516, 631, 845 & 914)


New York State Police
Troop F - Zone 1 (Sullivan County)
5754 Route 55
Liberty, NY 12754
Phone:  (845) 292-6600
Fax:  (845) 292-6735
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