Municipal Courts

Municipal Courts are statutory courts of limited jurisdiction having responsibility for motor vehicle traffic violations, disorderly and petty disorderly criminal offenses, municipal and county ordinance violations, certain penalty enforcement codes, health code violations, fish and game, weights and measures and all other proceedings within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality. Practice and procedures are governed by NJ Court Rules. The Municipal Court judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Municipal Court.

Court sessions are held every Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm (excluding some Holiday weeks). Special DWI sessions are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am and Public Defender sessions are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am.

If you receive a motor vehicle summons for either a parking or moving violations please note:

Your summons will have a court date under “Notice to Appear” section. If the “Court Appearance Required” box is NOT checked, the court date is generally the deadline for payment. If the box IS checked, you are required to appear for arraignment. If you are unsure, please call the court. Payable violations must be scheduled for an appearance and are NOT heard on the “pay by” date.

For more detailed information, visit the NJ Court System website.


Staff Contacts

Name Title
Mark S. Rothman, Esq. Judge
Robert C. Carroll, Esq (Temp) Prosecutor
Lorraine Powell Court Administrator
Beth Marotta Deputy Court Administrator