Day: March 15, 2020

Municipal Court Sessions Suspended For 2 Weeks

Court sessions are suspended for 2 weeks but court offices remain open for payment of fines and other paper work that needs to be completed for those who need it.

Notice to the bar can be downloaded at following link:

NOTICE TO THE BAR
M UNICIPAL COURTS – COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS – RESCHEDULING OF COURT S ESSIONS SCHEDULED MARCH 16 to March 27, 2020

This notice announces a two-week suspension of all Municipal Court sessions as part of the efforts
to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This suspension of Municipal Court sessions
will begin Monday, March 16 and continue through Friday, March 27, 2020.
Persons who are scheduled to appear before a Municipal Court to contest a traffic or parking
ticket, or minor local ordinance violation should not appear and should await notice of a new court
date.
The Municipal Courts will continue to handle certain matters, including calendars where a defendant
has been detained; probable cause determinations; and applications for temporary restraining
orders, Extreme Risk Protective Orders , and search warrants; as well as other matters that
implicate public safety. Attorneys and parties required to appear between March 16 and March 27
will be specifically notified of that requirement to appear.
During this two-week period, Municipal Court offices will remain open (and filings and payments
will continue to be accepted), except where the municipality has closed the Municipal Court
building. Check the Judiciary’s public website (njcourts.gov) for updated information about
Municipal Court closures.
Defendants also may continue to make payments through the Municipal Court online payment system at
NJMCDirect.com.
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Dated: March 14, 2020