During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.
As the local branch of the judiciary, the Pequannock Township Municipal Court is committed to resolving all disputes that occur within our Township while upholding the laws of the Constitution of the United States.
The Court strives to accomplish the Administrative Office of the Court’s (AOC) four Core Values, with sensitivity to our diverse community:
- Quality Service
Application for the Public Defender
Applications for the Public Defender are available at the Violations Bureau or you will find it under Forms: Financial Questionnaire. If the potential penalty of the charge represents serious consequence, such as Jail time, loss of license or a potential fine of $800 or more you may want to be represented by an Attorney or the Public Defender. If you wish to apply for the Public Defender, complete the application in its entirety and bring to court. The Judge will review your request. If the judge approves the Public Defender to represent you, you may be required to pay a fee of not more than $200 mandated by the State.
Traffic Ticket Information & Payments
NJMCdirect is the fast, secure and convenient way to access your traffic ticket information online. Visit the NJMC Direct.
If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid in check, cash, or money order. Pequannock Township Municipal Court accepts Visa & Mastercard at the window.
Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, please do not send cash in the mail.
The ADA Coordinator is Shelly Gallagher, Court Administrator
Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court prior to your court appearance.
If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violation, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.
Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.
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Municipal Court Forms
- Bienvenido A Los Tribunales De Nueva Jersey (PDF)
- Como Apelar Una Decision De Un Juzgado Municipal (PDF)
- Expunging Your Criminal Juvenile Record (PDF)
- Filing An Appeal (English) (PDF)
- Questionnaire to Establish Indigency (PDF)
- Records Request Form (PDF)
- Sus Der Echos En El Juzgardo (PDF)
- Welcome to the New Jersey Courts (PDF)
- Your Day In Court (PDF)
- Cuestionario Sobre su Situacion Economica para Establecer la Indigencia
- Plea By Mail
- Citizen’s Complaint