Municipal Court

Mission Statement

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.


Statement of Core Values



Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service

Responsibilities 



The Municipal Court has original jurisdiction over:

  • Motor vehicle violations
  • Local ordinance Offenses (Zoning, building, health violations)
  • Petty disorderly person offenses
  • Disorderly person offenses
  • Fish and game violations
  • Park Police - traffic and criminal offenses
  • Weights and measure violations
  • Citizen complaints - traffic and criminal
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance.

  • Domestic violence matters and restraining orders often are initiated in the Municipal Court, where the Judge is on call 24 hours a day.

  • Jurisdiction
    Any other proceedings where jurisdiction is granted by statue.

    Payments 



    Many motor vehicle violations, unless serious, can be paid directly through the Municipal Court Violations Bureau at 360 Route 202 or online at
    NJMCDIRECT.COM,  the New Jersey Municipal Courts website.

    We accept all types of payments: cash, check, money order or major credit card (Discover, Visa, American Express or MasterCard).  

    Expedited Expungement


     

    If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violations, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition. 


    Mediation


    Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.  

    Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation. 


    Forms and Helpful Links 


    Welcome to NJ Courts - English
    Bienvenido a Los Tribunales de Nueva Jersey - Español
    Your Day in Court - English
    Sus Derechos en el Juzgado  - Español
    How to File an Appeal - English

    ¿Quién debe usar este paquete? - Español
    Municipal Records Request
    How to Expunge your Criminal or Juvenile Record
     - English
    Official Website of New Jersey Judiciary System
    New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
    NJ Municipal Court Opening Statement - English
    Modelo de Alocución Inicial Para Los Juzgados Municipal - Español
    Judiciary Opening Statement Video
    MVC Points Schedule, restoration, and other MVC issue