Municipal Court

Office Window Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Phone Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fax: 732-615-2122

Email: court@middletownnj.org

Complaints are taken every day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except on court days.

Municipal Courts in the State of New Jersey were established by Law in 1949, and are governed by the principals of Independence, Fairness and Integrity.

Court Sessions

Court sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays. At this time, court is being held both via Zoom and in person. When you are scheduled for virtual court, you will get an email with a link to join the session. Please read the email prior so you know what to expect and how to join your session. You are also required to watch Virtual Court Opening Remarks beforehand. By joining the virtual session, you are confirming that you have watched the opening remarks.

Watch the Virtual Court Opening Remarks.

Upcoming 2022 Court Sessions

  • October 27th
  • November 3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th
  • December 1st, 5th, 8th, 15th, 19th, 22nd

​2023 Court Sessions

  • January 12th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 30th
  • February 2nd, 9th, 13th, 16th, 23rd, 27th
  • March 2nd, 9th, 13th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, 30th
  • April 6th, 10th, 13th, 20th, 24th, 27th
  • May 4th, 8th, 11th, 18th, 22nd, 25th
  • June 1st, 5th, 8th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 29th

Court Administrator

It is the Court Administrator who is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Municipal Court. We are governed by Court Rule and answer directly to the Administrative Office of the Courts. We are reviewed yearly by that agency and are also audited yearly, by the Township Auditing Firm.


Court Operation

The Middletown Municipal Court is no different than any other Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey, in that we handle traffic, quasi-criminal, disorderly and petty disorderly cases. Charges of greater magnitude are directed to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Superior Court.

The majority of quasi-criminal cases will involve an appearance in court. Motor Vehicle Summonses that do not require a court appearance may be paid at the Court Administrator’s Office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the NJMCdirect website.

Payments

To pay tickets online, please visit www.NJMCdirect.com. Please remember to have your ticket or payment plan order available.

NJMCdirect offers the user the capability to run a state-wide check by name and/or license plate number to see if an individual has any outstanding summonses in any Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey.

Please make sure that you take the time to read the front and back of your Motor Vehicle Summons or complaint so that you are aware of what is required of you as a defendant. Should you receive a Motor Vehicle Summons or a Quasi Criminal Complaint, you may contact the Municipal Court at 732-615-2036 with specific questions.


Court-Ordered Mediation

Court-ordered mediation may also be available for specific type cases only after an initial appearance before the Judge. Mediation sessions are held via Zoom on a case-by-case basis. 

Citizen Complaints

A detailed complaint form is available to anyone wishing to file a private citizen complaint. All complaints are accepted for filing and are then reviewed for Probable Cause to Issue. The complaint is then entered into the state-wide computer system and that information can be accessed by any Municipal Court in the state.

Weddings

The Judge will perform wedding ceremonies on court days. Visit our Wedding Ceremonies page for more information.