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.
Municipal Court is considered a court of limited jurisdiction. The Court handles motor vehicle and traffic violations, fish and game, boating infractions, disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances, other non-indictable offenses not within exclusive control of Superior Court, penalty enforcement, complementary methods of dispute resolution, and all other proceedings in which jurisdiction is granted by statute.
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.
If you need the service of an interpreter or require an ADA accommodation, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance