During the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 e-mail address. Although no court sessions are being held, we are open our regular hours and we encourage phone calls or the NJMCdirect.com website for payments. Stay healthy.
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 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.
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.
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.