Municipal Court

Shared  Municipal Court – Berkeley Heights, Summit & New Providence, NJ

CRW_8330_JFR copyWe 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

Office Hours:

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

Court Fines:  https://www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/assets/directives/dir_15_20.pdf?c=aNi

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.
Telephone Numbers: Summit:
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.

 

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