Can I pay by phone?
Can I speak to the judge and/or prosecutor?
You may speak with the Prosecutor on your court date. The Judge is prohibited from speaking to either party prior to the disposition of the case.
CanI pay in installments?
In order to receive a partial payment agreement, you must appear in court before the judge.
How do I file a complaint?
A complaint is filed with the Court Administrator. Call the violations office for an appointment. You must understand the Municipal Court must remain a neutral party and are prohibited from helping you in the preparation of your complaint. They can only advise you how to complete the form, not what to put on the form.
How many points is this ticket?
Municipal Court employees are prohibited from giving you this information. However, if you can go online for a listing of points assessed for specific violations by the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission.
How much is this ticket?
The Statewide Violations Schedule lists all payable violations. Access Statewide Violations Schedule online or by call the court office.
I am not working right now - can I get a public defender?
When you make your first court appearance, request a 5A form, FInancial Disclosure Form, from the Court Administrator. Complete it immediately so it can be presented to the judge for a determination of your eligibility. Only the judge can determine if you are eligible.
What happens if an agreement is not reached?
The matter will be scheduled for a court appearance before the Judge.
What happens if an agreement is reached?
The Judge will dismiss the summons.
What happens if I don't have the full payment or the payment is late?
Delinquent notices are generated each week. Failure to maintain a partial payment agreement will result in suspension of your driving privileges and/or a warrant for your arrest. Additional costs may be incurred.
What is the Community Dispute Resolution Program?
It is mediation; a forum with the participation of local citizens to resolve minor disputes between parties which would otherwise have to be referred to the Municipal Court.
When is my payment due?
by the court date listed at the bottom of the ticket.
Who do I write my check to?
If you received a Belvidere ticket, make your check payable to Belvidere Municipal Court. If you received a Liberty Township ticket, make your check payable to Liberty Township Municipal Court. If you received a Harmony Township ticket, make your check payable to Harmony Township Municipal Court. If you received a Franklin Township ticket, make your check payable to Franklin Township Municipal Court. If you received a Frelinghuysen Township ticket, make your check payable to Frelinghuysen Township Municipal Court.
Will this be reported to my insurance company?
A record of all moving violations is reported weekly to the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission. You may wish to contact your insurance carrier as to how point information is relayed to them from the MVC.