About the Village Justice Court
Ronald DeCaprio – Village Justice
Louis Torres – Associate Village Justice
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F
- First & Third Wednesdays – 5:00 p.m.
- Every 2nd Thursday – 3:00 p.m.
- Summary Proceedings/Landlord-Tenant issues are scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
The Village Justice is elected for a four-year term. The Associate Village Justice is an appointed position. They are assisted by the Chief Court Clerk, Esther White and Associate Court Clerk, Toni Jones. The Justice Court has a general jurisdiction over criminal, civil and vehicle/traffic within the Village.
Civil jurisdiction is limited to matters up to $3000.00. Jurisdiction is based upon the Plaintiff or Defendant living, working, or maintaining a place of business in the Village of Haverstraw and the other party may be served in the County of Rockland.
There is a Civil/Small Claims part of the Court with jurisdiction up to $3,000.00. However, jurisdiction is based upon the Defendant living, working or maintaining a place of business in the Village of Haverstraw.