Court

Announcement

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal courts have cancelled their in-person court sessions.  With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely.  It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.

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.

Municipal Court is considered a court of limited jurisdiction.

Responsibilities

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

Value Statement

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

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.

Interpreter

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

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