Physical Location: (Do Not Use for U.S. Mail):
3460 Route 55
White Lake, NY 12786
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
Colleen Collins Cunningham, Deputy 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. Court clerks are available both in person and by telephone during regular working hours.
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).
PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
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 www.paycourtonline.com 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.