Notice (Updated 6/14/2021)

Face masks will be required to enter the facility. Hand sanitizer will be provided and social distancing will apply. Seating and courtroom capacity have been reduced to provide for required physical separation.

No Entry: – If you have recently tested positive for COVID, or have been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for the coronavirus by any doctor, hospital, or health agency; or close contact with a person testing positive for COVID or have returned from international travel within the last 10 days. EXCEPTION: you have recovered from COVID within the past 3 months or are fully vaccinated.


Stephanie Piel, North Greenbush Town Justice

George B. Burke, III, North Greenbush Town Justice

Court Address: 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198
Court Office Number:  518-283-2789
Court Fax Number:  518-286-2336                                                                     

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Accessibility (ADA) Services:

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is a federal law prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. As defined by the statute, a person with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.  The ADA also protects people who have a history of such an impairment, or who are regarded as having such an impairment.

For information about getting disability accommodations, please call this court during business hours or email:

This Court utilizes Language Line Services, Inc. Please contact this Court to coordinate your request during regular business hours.

Phone and InSight Video Interpreting.


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Duties of Justice Court

The North Greenbush Town Court handles criminal matters, traffic infractions, small claims (up to $3,000), civil matters, town ordinance violations, environmental conservation, agriculture and market laws, and evictions. Town Justices also perform wedding ceremonies. To request wedding arrangements, please contact the Court Office.

Traffic Tickets

Public Defender

In order to obtain a public defender, you must be charged with a violation, misdemeanor or felony and qualify financially. The application for the public defender’s services may be obtained from the Court at your appearance. If you qualify, the Court will appoint such counsel. An attorney from Rensselaer County Public Defender’s Office will be present during court time.

Small Claims

In order to file a small claim in our Court, the person or corporation whom you are suing must either live, work or have an office in the Town of North Greenbush. The address you provide must be one that is located in the Town and cannot be a PO Box. The filing fee is $10.00 for claims $1,000 or less and $15.00 for claims over $1,000.00. You may file the paperwork at the court office during normal business hours. The Court may hear cases brought by DBA’s provided they show proof that they are in fact a DBA.