PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT MUNICIPAL COURT SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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.

YOU WILL BE MAILED A NOTICE WITH A NEW COURT DATE WHEN THE SESSIONS ARE RE-ESTABLISHED. IF YOUR MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED, PLEASE CALL THE COURT AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NEW ADDRESS.

IF YOUR ADDRESS HAS CHANGED, PLEASE CALL 908 879-5100 X 816 WITH YOUR NEW ADDRESS.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING SUSPENSIONS OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES: IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A SCHEDULED SUSPENSION DATE FROM THE MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION, YOU MUST CALL MVC AT 609 292-7500.

STAY SAFE AND BE WELL.

Contact Information

The Chester Borough Municipal Court
Township of Chester Municipal Building
1 Parker Road
Chester NJ 07930

Susan Travis, Court Administrator – Phone: 908-879-5100

Judge: Glenn T. Gavan, JMC
Prosecutor: Brian W. Mason, Esq.
Public Defender: Forster, Arbore and Velez
ADA Coordinator: Susan Travis, CMCA

Forms of Payment: Check, cash or money order. Some traffic fines can be paid online through the MVC website.

Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday 9 AM - 4:30 PM, Thursday 9 PM - 4:30 PM, Friday 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Send adjournment requests, attorney letters, etc. via email to court@chesterborough.org

The Mendham Borough Municipal Court
Washington Township Municipal Building
43 Schooleys Mountain Road
Long Valley NJ 07853
Phone: 908-876-3852
FAX: 908-876-0058

Jan Simonetti, Court Administrator – Phone: 908-876-3852

Judge: Frank P. Leanza
Prosecutor: Maryann McCoy
Public Defender: John P Velez, Esq
ADA Coordinator: Jan Simonetti, CMCA

Forms of Payment: Check, cash, money order, and credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4 PM



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.

Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service

Payments through the mail should be made in the form of check or money order. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Please print your complaint and summons number on the front of your check or money order. If you wish a receipt, please forward a stamped self-addressed envelope along with your payment. A lockbox is located at the front door of the municipal building so payments may be made at any time after hours.  Also, a lockbox is located inside the building next to the violations bureau window.


Upcoming Court Sessions

visit: chestertownship.org/departments/municipal-court-violations/ for office hours and information on court sessions.

Interpreter

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

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

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 expensive, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.

Expedited Expungement

If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violations, 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.

Local Violations Bureau Schedule

ORDINANCE OFFENSE PENALTY
175-9 No parking fire zones $54.00
175-12 Vehicle to operate in traffic lanes only $85.00
175-13 No stopping or standing $54.00
175-14 Parking in marked lines only $54.00
175-15 Stop Intersections $85.00
175-16 One-way traffic lanes $85.00
175-17 Failure to keep right $85.00
175-18 Prohibited turns $85.00
175-19 Speed limits in shopping centers
1-9 MPH
10-14 MPH
15-19 MPH
20-24 MPH
$85.00
$95.00
$105.00
$200.00
175-25 Careless driving $85.00
225-3.B Emergency-no parking $54.00
225-3.C No Parking $54.00
225-3.D No Parking $54.00
225-3.F Time-limited parking $54.00
225-3.G No stopping or standing $54.00

Notes:

  • All motor vehicle accidents resulting in personal injury and handicap parking violations are MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCES.
  • If the offense that you have been charged with occurred in either a 65 mph zone or a construction zone, please contact the Municipal Court to determine the amount of the fine.
  • POINTS ARE ASSESSED ON MOVING VIOLATIONS BY THE NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES NOT THE MUNICIPAL COURT.
  • Please make sure we have your current proper mailing address. If we try to contact you with information on your case and your address is wrong, it may result in a failure to appear notice and warrant being issued for your arrest.
  • CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS – Criminal complaints must be filed in person with the Court Administrator. An affidavit surrounding the incident for which the complaint is requested will need to be completed to determine if there is probable cause for the issuance of the complaint. The Municipal Court is not allowed to do lookups or give you any information about the person you are filing the complaint against or advise you on the statutes you wish to sign against the other person.  If you are unsure about what you want to charge the other person with, we suggest you contact an attorney before coming to the court.
  • Please be advised that no adjournments will be granted the day of court.  If you have an emergency, contact the court the following morning.  Proof of the emergency will be REQUIRED.
  • OTHER QUESTIONS – For additional information, please contact the court at the above address or telephone number.

Helpful Links

New Jersey Courts
njcourts.gov
MVC Points schedule, restoration, and other MVC issues
state.nj.us/mvc/license/suspension
Judiciary Opening Statement Video
njcourts.gov/courts/mcs.html
Ticket Payment
njmcdirect.com
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