Town of Bethel
Sullivan County, New York

Justice Court

Effective June 1, 2015 the Town Bethel Court will be located at 3586 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749.  Tuesday Court will be held at 5 p.m.  No other changes.

Physical Location:  (Do Not Use for
3460 Route 55
White Lake, NY 12786

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 691

Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749

Kevin Rhyne, Town Justice         Monday at
10:00 a.m.
Cindy L. Barber, Town Justice     Tuesday at
4:00 p.m.

Mary Prince, Court Clerk
Samantha Touwsma, Court Clerk

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

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 4:00 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 Small Claim Application
NYS Office of Court Administration
(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.
Stephen Schick, Executive Director
11 Bank Street
Monticello, NY  12701
Phone:  (845) 794-4094
Fax:  (834) 794-0119

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

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

New York State Police
5754 Route 55
Liberty, NY 12754
Phone:  (845) 292-6600
Fax:  (845) 292-6735

New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicle
1-718-477-4820 Call Center for Area Codes 516, 631, 845 & 914
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