Town Justices

Judge Jonah Triebwasser

Judge Jeffrey Martin

Town Offices
Hours of Operation

Mon 1-4
Tue. & Thu 9:00 noon
Clerks Hours are
subject to change
845-758-4609-Judge Triebwasser
 845-758-4611 - Judge Martin
845-758-2033 Fax

Town Justice's are elected positions each serving 4 year terms. Judges are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The court has 2 part-time Town Board hired, appointed clerks on staff.

Judges Triebwasser & Martin serving since January 1, 2008
Hon. Jonah Triebwasser brings nearly 50 years of experience to the bench as a police officer, investigator, attorney, prosecutor and judge. He is a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association, Dutchess County Magistrates Association and New York State Magistrates Association. He has served as Town and Village Justice in Red Hook since 2007.
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01-31-18 Red Hook Courts Obtain Grants

01-07-16 Red Hook Courts Obtain Grants

Red Hook Judge Named Magistrate of the Year

06-29-11 Supervisor Crane's Commendation to Judge Triebwasser

Red Hook Town and Village Justice Jonah Triebwasser has been named Magistrate of the Year by the Dutchess County Magistrates Association. The award was presented to Judge Triebwasser recently at the Italian Center in Poughkeepsie where he was also inducted as President of the Dutchess Magistrates for 2011 - 2012.

In making the award, the Magistrates said that "Judge Triebwasser has devoted nearly forty years of his life to the court as a police officer, investigator, prosecutor, attorney, and most recently as a judge. Judge Triebwasser has combined those qualities of judicial excellence, integrity, and community involvement that rightfully inspire his judicial colleagues. Moreover, he has made more significant contributions to the Dutchess County Magistrates Association that have benefited all of the Association's members.

Judge Triebwasser has been a Red Hook resident for 32 years along with his wife, Ellen. They have two children: Tom, 28, an electrical engineer with Lockheed Martin, and Alison, 25, a veterinary assistant.

Judge Triebwasser is a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (class of 1972) and the New York Law School (Class of 1979). He is a member of the adjunct faculties of Vassar and Marist Colleges.

Shown in the photograph is outgoing Magistrates President Hon. John Crodelle presenting the Magistrate of the Year award to Judge Triebwasser.

Red Hook Town Court receives another Grant

The Town of Red Hook Justice Courts has received a grant of $1,950.00 to pay for office equipment and furniture.

Town Justice Jeffrey Martin said: "We are deeply gratified that we were able to obtain the funds for this important office equipment at no direct cost to the Red Hook taxpayers."

Town and Village Justice Jonah Triebwasser went on to say that "these grants were a team effort. I thank the court staff - Court Clerks Kathy Fell and Nancy Roberts - as well as the Town and Village Boards, and various members of the Town and Village staffs for their invaluable assistance in obtaining these funds."

This is the fourth year that Justices Martin and Triebwasser obtained court grants. Since 2007, they have obtained more than $65,000.00 in grants, furniture and equipment for the Red Hook Courts from sources outside of direct Red Hook taxpayer funding.

Shown in the photograph are (left to right): Village and Town Judge Jonah Triebwasser, Court Clerks Kathy Fell and Nancy Roberts and Town Justice Jeffrey C. Martin.

First wedding on the Walkway over the Hudson. Red Hook Town and Village Justice Jonah Triebwasser officiated at the historic first wedding held on the Walkway Over the Hudson on October 10, 2009. The happy couple were Scott Case and Meg Misove of Pleasant Valley.

For Immediate Release
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Jonah Triebwasser
(845) 702-6242