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.
Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization: independence, integrity, fairness and quality service.
Municipal court is presided over by a judge who is appointed to a three year term by the mayor, with the advise and consent of the township council.
Cases heard in this venue include everything from traffic tickets and drunk driving to barking dogs, harassment, criminal trespassing, assault, terroristic threats, domestic violence, indictable matters and violations of the fish and game and forest and park laws.
If you need the service of an interpreter or require an ADA accommodation, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance.
Pay your traffic tickets online
Many parking and traffic summonses may be paid at NJMCdirect.com, a payment site maintained by the New Jersey municipal courts. If you have a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card, use this fast, secure and convenient way to take care of your traffic tickets online. A processing fee, based on the penalty amount of the ticket, will be added to your transaction. Note: Only tickets that are issued for a payable violation and that do not require a court appearance can be paid through NJMCdirect.com.
Community Dispute Resolution Committee (CDRC)
The court has established a Community Dispute Resolution Committee (CDRC) which is made up of citizens who have been specially trained in mediation techniques. Its purpose is to help resolve minor disputes between private citizens. Rather than going through formal court proceedings, the parties appear before the committee and work together to develop an equitable solution. This type of mediation is ideal for neighborhood disputes, business/consumer complaints, simple harassment/trespass, dog/noise complaints, bad checks and landlord/tenant disputes. For more information about the CDRC, please contact the court administrator.
Clearing a Criminal or Juvenile Record (Expungement)
An expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement, criminal justice agency or juvenile justice agency concerning a person's apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Unless otherwise provided by law, if an order for expungement is granted, the adult arrest, the record of law enforcement taking you into custody as a juvenile, conviction, adjudication of delinquency, disposition and any related proceedings are considered not to have occurred.
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.