City of New Castle,Indiana

City Court

 
You may reach the City Court Clerk by calling
 765-521-6802 
 
The Court hears cases regarding traffic violations and city code/ordinance violations.  When a person admits to guilt the fines and court costs are assessed. In some cases an order to remedy the violation within a certain time frame is required.
 
City Court convenes at 1:00 pm each Friday in the City Building, 227 North Main Street (3rd floor)
 
 
A person will appear in the City Court when he/she has received a citation and has not satisfied the fines or required actions of the citation in the allotted time allowed. When the time limit is expired, the City Court is notified and an order to appear on the appropriate Wednesday is issued. When the person appears before court, he/she has the opportunity to plead "guilty", "not guilty" or "no contest".
 
"Guilty" means that the person is admitting to the violation. When a person admits to guilt the fines and court costs are assessed. In some cases an order to remedy the violation within a certain time frame is also required.
 
"Not guilty" means that the person does not admit to the violation. When a person pleads not guilty a trial is scheduled, usually in one month. At that time the person may make a case for him/herself or bring representation to assist him/her. Witnesses are also allowed. When all the evidence is presented  the judge makes a judgment on the case.
 
"No contest" means that the person does not admit to guilt, but is willing to pay the fine. When a person admits to no contest the fines and court costs are assessed. In some cases an order to remedy the violation within a certain time frame is also required. The difference between a plea of guilty and no contest is that the person does not admit the guilt, but still accepts the consequences.
 
 
Governing & Finance
 
As an elected official, the City Court Judge establishes the budget for and has sole responsibility for operation of the office.  Funding for the operation of this office comes from the general fund and appropriations are subject to City Council approval.
 
 

News & Notices

  • Notice under Americans with Disabilities Act

    Published: Thursday, April 04, 2013

  • City Newsletter - January 2013

    Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013

    CITY NEWSLETTER Telephone Contact Number It is your responsibility to notify the Utility Office of your correct billing address and telephone number in case we need to contact you. ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT OPTIONS! We now accept credit and debit ca...

  • Ordinance 3632 - 2012 Salaries Admin & Mgmt

    Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011

    ORDINANCE #3632 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE SALARIES OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE. THE FIRST PAY IN JANUARY, 2012, SHALL BE THE RATE AS ESTABLISHED BY THIS ORDINANCE AND CONTINUE BI-WEEKLY THEREAFTER. ...