Municipal Court

The Joint Municipal Court of Andover Township, Byram Township, Hampton Township, Fredon Township, and Andover Borough

Location

Andover Township Municipal Building
134 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860

Hours

Business Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Court Sessions

2nd Tuesday - 9:00 AM
2nd Thursday - 6:00 PM.
3rd Wednesday - 1:30 PM. and 6:00 PM.
4th Thursday - 1:30 PM. and 6:00 PM.
Dates and times are subject to change. Please call Court to confirm your court date.

Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.

Court Administrator

Helga Walls, CMCA
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 4
fax: 973-383-6328
email: ajmc1902@andovertwp.org

Municipal Judge : James G. Devine
Prosecutor : Anthony J. Arbore
Public Defender : John Grey, Jr
ADA Officer : Helga Walls


Notices

During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have canceled 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.

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 laws of the United States and this State.

Core Values

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service

Payments

  1. If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
  2. Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL. *Please reference your summons or ticket number.
  3. You may also pay payable traffic tickets online at www.njmcdirect.com.

Interpreter

If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court PRIOR to your court appearance.

Expedited Expungement

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

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.

Important Links

https://njcourts.gov/courts/mcs.html?lang=eng
Under this link you can find General Information, and the Opening Statement Video link. You may also find useful information under the Self-help Center.

https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/11222_welcome_muni_courts_eng.pdf?cacheID=3isj7QX
Welcome to New Jersey Courts (English)
https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/11222_welcome_muni_courts_spn.pdf?cacheID=9EglPKF
Welcome to New Jersey Courts (Spanish)

https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/license/suspension.htm
Link to New Jersey DMV point schedule.

www.njmcdirect.com
Link to pay a ticket on line.

https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10959_yourdayincourt_8x11.pdf?cacheID=dUjn1aQ
Your Day In Court (English)

https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10959_yourdayincourt_spn_8x11.pdf?cacheID=l3VO12x
Your Day In Court (Spanish)

https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10559_muni_appeal_kit.pdf?cacheID=BUIIIrg
How to File an Appeal (English)

https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10559_muni_appeal_kit_spn.pdf?cacheID=vt8hya9
How to File an Appeal (Spanish)

https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10557_expunge_kit.pdf?cacheID=q8OfrLe
How to Expunge Your Criminal Record

Forms

Looking for Municipal Court Records?
Complete the Request Form (PDF)

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