502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
Tel: 973.989.7100Fax: 973.989.7076

Government

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.

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.


The Randolph Township Municipal Court is served by a part time municipal judge and four full time staff members including the certified court administrator who oversees and supervises the operations of the municipal court. Court sessions are attended by the municipal prosecutor with a public defender assigned on an as needed basis. The judge and court personnel report to the Administrative Office of the Courts as well as the township manager.

The municipal court has jurisdiction over the following matters occurring within township borders:

  • motor vehicle violations
  • local ordinance offenses (zoning, building, health violations)
  • petty disorderly offenses
  • disorderly person offenses
  • fish and game violations
  • park police—traffic and criminal offenses
  • weights and measures violations
  • citizen complaints—traffic and criminal

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.


Municipal Court Sessions Schedule

2018 Municipal Court Sessions Schedule

January
34:30 p.m.
104:30 p.m.
174:30 p.m.
244:30 p.m.
314:30 p.m.
February
74:30 p.m.
144:30 p.m.
214:30 p.m.
284:30 p.m.
  
March
74:30 p.m.
144:30 p.m.
214:30 p.m.
284:30 p.m.
April
44:30 p.m.
114:30 p.m.
184:30 p.m.
254:30 p.m.
  
May
24:30 p.m.
94:30 p.m.
164:30 p.m.
234:30 p.m.
304:30 p.m.
June
64:30 p.m.
134:30 p.m.
204:30 p.m.
274:30 p.m.
  
July
114:30 p.m.
184:30 p.m.
254:30 p.m.
  
August
14:30 p.m.
84:30 p.m.
154:30 p.m.
224:30 p.m.
294:30 p.m.
September
54:30 p.m.
124:30 p.m.
17*4:30 p.m.
264:30 p.m.
  
October
34:30 p.m.
104:30 p.m.
174:30 p.m.
244:30 p.m.
314:30 p.m.
November
74:30 p.m.
144:30 p.m.
19*4:30 p.m.
284:30 p.m.
December
54:30 p.m.
124:30 p.m.
194:30 p.m.
  
  

* Court convenes on Monday instead of the usual Wednesday


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 expensive, 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.


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.

Expungement packet for use by self-represented litigants  

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.


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