Municipal Courts Statewide are closed from March 16th through March 27th.
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:
- Boating infractions
- Complementary methods of dispute resolution
- Disorderly persons offenses
- Fish and game
- Motor vehicle and traffic violations
- Other non-indictable offenses not within exclusive control of Superior Court
- Penalty enforcement
- Violations of municipal ordinances
- All other proceedings in which jurisdiction is granted by statute
Our Value Statement is independence, integrity, fairness and quality of service.
- 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 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance
- If I wish to simply pay a fine for parking and certain moving offenses, what do I do?
- What do I do if I have received a Summons that requires my Court appearance and I wish to plead guilty at that time?
- If I have received a Summons and I wish to contest the allegations made in the Summons, how should I proceed?