Court

It is through the Municipal Courts that citizens in the State of New Jersey come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. Since most citizens never appear before another court, it is from their experience in the Municipal Courts that most people base their conclusions about the quality of justice in New Jersey.

Jurisdiction

The Municipal Courts are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for:

  • Fish and game violations
  • Minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault, bad checks)
  • Motor vehicle offenses
  • Municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations)
  • Parking tickets

A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction over only cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality.

Training

The Judiciary provides uniform and extensive training to all Municipal Court Judges and personnel. The Court Administrator has obtained certification through a course of study the completion of a written and oral examination process allowing her to use the title of Certified Municipal Court Administrator.

Fees

The Public Defender fees for the Municipal Courts is $200. 

Paramus Court

  • Honorable Judge Joseph L. Mecca, Jr., J.M.C
  • Honorable Judge Richard J. Conte, J.M.C
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Court Sessions: Every Monday and Wednesday 3:30 p.m..

Maywood Court

  • Honorable Judge George Savino
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Court Sessions: 1st and 3rd Friday of every month 9:30 a.m.

Oradell Court

  • Honorable Judge Joseph L. Mecca, Jr., J.M.C
  • Honorable Judge Richard J. Conte, J.M.C
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Court Sessions: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month 2:30 p.m.