NOTICE

MUNICIPAL COURT CONTINUES TO CONDUCT SESSIONS VIRTUALLY
-IN-PERSON SESSIONS REMAIN SUSPENDED-


Jersey City Municipal Court is currently hearing scheduled appearances in virtual court sessions using Zoom video conferencing, with limited exceptions. 
To find case information, please use the Municipal Court CASE SEARCH.

COURT NOTICES-VIRTUAL HEARING INSTRUCTIONS:
If you have received a court notice for a virtual hearing and need information to join, please review the COURTROOM ZOOM DIRECTORY.  Instructions to join are also available.  
Prior to the court date, court users are directed to watch the New Jersey Municipal Court Opening Statement video that is accessible through New Jersey's Court website. 



OTHER WAYS TO RESOLVE TRAFFIC MATTERS:

Online Municipal Case Resolution- No Court Appearance Required
Online ticket review is available to dispute certain moving and parking violations through the Online Municipal Case Resolution system.  By having a violation reviewed online, it is not necessary to make any court appearance.  Visit njmcdirect.com and enter your ticket information to see if your offense is eligible, and select the option for Case Dispute.  All communication will be sent via email.

Plea By Mail
You may elect to resolve your matter without the need for a virtual hearing by completing the Plea by Mail form.  This form may only be used to plead not guilty or guilty in certain traffic or parking cases, or guilty in certain non-traffic cases.  Completed forms and any supporting documents can be emailed to disputeticket@jcnj.org or mailed via US Mail.  

Request For A Hearing
If your matter is not eligible for online ticket review, you can still request to have certain tickets heard in the Jersey City Virtual Municipal Court.  To plead not guilty and request a virtual court hearing, please complete the Plea of Not Guilty form


PAYMENTS:
Defendants may make payments for Municipal Complaint Time Payment Orders, in addition to parking and traffic matters, through the municipal court’s online payment website at njmcdirect.com.

Payments will also continue to be accepted at the court payment window or by mail. 
The court payment window is open Monday-Friday,  8:30am-3:00pm, and Tuesdays until 5:00pm


CONTACT  
Call Center: 201-209-6700 
Email: 
     For general information: disputeticket@jcnj.org
     For Failure To Appear notices received: ftanotice@jcnj.org
     For adjournment requests: adjourn@jcnj.org

     
Attorneys:  
Please send letters of representation to the court via email at letterofrep@jcnj.org.  The subject line should include the client's name and summons/ticket number.

For updated information, visit the New Jersey Judiciary’s website at www.njcourts.gov

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time
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MUNICIPAL COURT

Window attendant at Municipal Court.According to the State of NJ Judiciary website, "the Municipal Courts in New Jersey are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle and parking tickets, minor criminal-type offenses, municipal ordinance offenses, and other offenses.  A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction only over cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality.

"Serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or assault, may start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but are transferred to the Superior Court located at the county courthouse."

Court Hours:   

Monday – Thursday:   8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Court Payment Hours:
Monday, Wed-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Call Center Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Bail Posting/ Information: 
Monday - Friday:   8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bail Returns:  
Monday – Friday:    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Department Contact Info