Shared Municipal Court – Berkeley Heights, Summit & New Providence, NJ
We are pleased to provide you with information about the Berkeley Heights, Summit, and New Providence Shared Municipal Court. We hope you will find our website useful and informative. Click here for what we can and cannot do.
Municipal Courts are statutory courts of limited jurisdiction having responsibility for motor vehicle traffic violations, disorderly and petty disorderly criminal offenses, municipal and county ordinance violations, certain penalty enforcement codes, health code viotations, fish and game, weights and measures and all other proceedings within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality. Practice and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court Rules. The Municipal Court Judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of his or her Municipal Court.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS/ SUMMIT/ NEW PROVIDENCE SHARED MUNICIPAL COURT MISSION STATEMENT:
To adjudicate or mediate complaints and grievances in a local forum as defined by law.
NEW JERSEY COURT SYSTEM 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 law of the United States and this State.
Update – as of May 29, 2020
Monday through Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am until 1:00 pm
Please be advised that due to the COVID-19
Virtual Court Session are presently being held
If you have not received a notice from the Court asking for your email information, please call the Court at 908-665-1454.
The Municipal Court Office located at the
New Providence Municipal Center
360 Elkwood Avenue New Providence, NJ 07974
Is currently closed to the public.
There is a court drop box located in the vestibule of the building where payments and correspondence can be left.
PLEASE NOTIFY THE COURT OF DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION NEEDS
You have the right to an interpreter: sign language, foreign language or other reasonable accommodation if one is required for you to effectively communicate in Court, please let us know.
Plea by Mail: https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10715_plea_mail.pdf?c=uQC
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/penalties_pointSchedule.htm
For credit card payments, go to: www.njmcdirect.com
Records Request Application Form Online at https://www.njcourts.gov/selfhelp/index.html
|John DeMassi, Judge Berkeley Heights, Summit & New Providence Municipal Court|
|Berkeley Heights:||New Providence:|
|Municipal Court Administrator, Macrina Carra||Municipal Court Administrator, Macrina Carra|
|Municipal Prosecutor, Michael J. Mitzner||Municipal Prosecutor, Michael J. Mitzner|
|Public Defender, August N. Santore, Jr.||Public Defender, August N. Santore, Jr.|
|Berkeley Heights – 908-743-1055||Municipal Court Administrator, Macrina Carra|
|New Providence – 908-665-1454||Municipal Prosecutor, Michael J. Mitzner|
|Summit – 908-273-6112||Public Defender, August N. Santore, Jr.|
|Fax (same number for all towns) – 908-464-3435|
|Hours of operation: Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:00 PM, except holidays|
Please note: The Berkeley Heights and Summit, NJ Violations Bureau and Municipal Court are located at the New Providence Municipal Court, 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974.
The Municipal Court is located in the Municipal Center. Click here for directions.
Click the links below for additional information.
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