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Ramy A. Eid
Chief Judge

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."

New Jersey Courts Mission Statement

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

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How do I tell whether my court session is in-person or virtual?
Check on the paper notice that you received in the mail.

How do I get on my virtual court session?
Jersey City Municipal Court's virtual court sessions use Zoom video conferencing. 
To find case information, please use the Municipal Court CASE SEARCH.

How do I request an interpreter for my first court appearance?
Complete this form to submit a request for a court-supplied interpreter.

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. 


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 a court appearance.  Visit 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 [email protected] 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

Request For An Interpreter (for first time court appearances)
If you would like the services of an interpreter at your first court appearance, please complete this form.

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  The Court ID for Jersey City Municipal Court is 0906.

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-3pm, and Tuesdays until 5pm

Call Center: 201-209-6700 

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Send letters of representation to the court via email at [email protected].  The subject line should include the client's name and summons/ticket number.

For updated information, visit the New Jersey Judiciary’s website at

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

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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

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

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

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

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