Departments

Municipal Court

 

Hillsborough/Montgomery/Manville Municipal Courts

379 S. Branch Rd.

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

(908) 369-3532 – Fax 908-369-4401

Hours:  Office 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

 

John F. Richardson, JMC

Susan Keeth, Certified Municipal Court Administrator

Nancy Horvath, Deputy Court Administrator, CMCA

Lisa Strothers,  Violations Clerk, CMCA

Joanne Bertolini – Violations Clerk

 

Court is held on Mondays  with sessions at 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm and Tuesdays starting at 10:00 am for Manville Borough, 10:30 am for Montgomery Township and 11:00 am for Hillsborough Township and 12:00 for trials.

The Municipal Court hears all violations of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Code, petty disorderly and disorderly persons offenses, quasi criminal matters and violations of Town Code Ordinances.  The court also offers a Mediation Program to aid in resolving neighbor and minor disputes.

Please refer to the back of your ticket for options on how to proceed with resolving your violation.

 

What should I expect when I go to Court?

When you arrive for court, simply proceed through security and enter the court room.  The court calendar only lists matters that require a court appearance.  If you do not see your name listed, proceed into the courtroom.  Your name will be called in alphabetical order by the Judge at the scheduled time of your appearance.  You will have the opportunity to speak with the Prosecutor on most matters.

When entering the court room, please keep in mind that all proceedings are being recorded.  Therefore, cell phones need to be silenced and there is no talking inside the court room.

The Judge will give an opening statement explaining defendants’ right,  court procedures, and an outline of penalties.

There is no need to arrive earlier than your scheduled time.  However, punctuality is key.  So if you are a few minutes late and do not hear your name, please be patient and we will get to you when there is a break in proceedings.

Please note the following violations require a Court Appearance:

39:3-29C – Failure to produce valid Insurance Card

39:4-97.3 – Use of Hand Held Device

39:4-129C – Leave the Scene of an Accident

39:3-40 – Driving while suspended

39:3-10b – No license

39:4-50 – Driving while Impaired

39:4-51a –

39:4-94.2b – Driving on closed roadway

39:4-96 – Reckless Driving

39:8-64 –

39:6B-2 – Driving without Insurance

 

Payments for tickets can be made:

In person at our Violations Bureau window daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm,

Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Visa, Mastercard and Discovery accepted

Via US Mail – checks and money orders accepted

Online at NJMCDirect.com   – You will need the court code, ticket prefix and number and your license plate number

 

Helpful links:

NJMCDirect.com – To pay tickets online

www.njmvc.gov – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

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