In-court sessions remain suspended - Virtual Court launching
to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19 

To help minimize foot traffic at the courthouse during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jersey City Municipal Court will begin allowing appearances in a virtual court session using Zoom video conferencing.  If an individual opts to appear in the virtual court session, they will not have to appear at the courthouse.  This option is voluntary and will be available for most court matters.  Trials must be conducted at the municipal courthouse.

If you have a case and are interested in appearing in the virtual court, please click the link below and complete the form.  We will schedule your matter in the virtual court and you will receive an email confirmation with the instructions on how to participate.
NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS:  You may use this form to request a virtual court date for you and your client as well as enter your appearance.  Please enter your office information and client information below.
For information on Zoom: Please visit

Beginning May 11, 2020, 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
Payments will also continue to be accepted at the court payment window or by mail. 
The court payment window is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,  11:00am-3:00pm. 

To contact the Jersey City Municipal Court office by telephone, please call 201-209-6700. You may also contact the court office via email at
or for questions concerning virtual court at
For updated information, visit the New Jersey Judiciary’s website at

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

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