NOTICE

Municipal court sessions are suspended from Monday, March 30 to Sunday, April 26, 2020 in order to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19

For this time period, individuals scheduled to appear before the municipal court to contest traffic or parking tickets, a minor local ordinance violation, or other matter should instead await notice of a new court date. Defendants may continue to make payments for parking and traffic matters through the municipal court’s online payment website at NJMCdirect.com.

Filings and payments will also continue to be accepted at the court payment window or by mail. Defendants may also continue to mail in payments but be advised that court staff may have limited access to the court office to process those payments.To contact the Jersey City Municipal Court office by telephone, please call 201-209-6700. You may also contact the court office via email atadjourn@jcnj.org.

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.

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