Municipal Court

THE ELIZABETH MUNICIPAL COURT IS LOCATED AT 
1 POLICE PLAZA, ELIZABETH, NJ 07201.


ALL TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL MATTERS WILL PROCEED AT THIS LOCATION ONLY, INCLUDING IN PERSON PAYMENTS, INQUIRIES, ETC.

PHONE : 908-558-6800
FAXES: 908-558-1503, 908-355-7580
EMAIL: MUNICIPALCOURT1@ELIZABETHNJ.ORG

WINDOWS OPEN
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-8:30PM

DRIVE UP WINDOW OPEN
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-7PM

BAIL WINDOW OPEN
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-4PM

COURT SESSIONS (CURRENTLY VIA ZOOM)
MONDAY 9AM & 1:30PM
TUESDAY 9AM, 1:30PM, 5:30PM
WEDNESDAY 9AM & 5:30PM
THURSDAY 9AM
FRIDAY 9AM
 

Seal of the City of ElizabethPayment Methods

Make checks and money orders payable to Elizabeth Municipal Court. Payments are accepted at the window and in the mail. Cash payments are only taken at the windows, please do not send cash in the mail. Credit card payments can be made in person at windows or through the internet at New Jersey Courts.

If payment is over $500,  all  checks must be  certified. No personal checks will be taken.

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Plea by Mail

Your Day in Court

Municipal Court Opening Statement

Do I Qualify for a Public Defender?

Public Defender Application

Where May I Pay my Fine?

Municipal Court Appeal Forms

Court Fines

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule

Records Request Application Form


Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. 

Please fill out this form to schedule a virtual court appearance via Zoom. 

Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email at municipalcourt1@elizabethnj.org or at (908) 558-6800 to provide your full name, e-mail address, and cell phone number as soon as possible so they may schedule you for a virtual court session.


Municipal Court of New Jersey

New Online Municipal Case Resolution - No Court Appearance Required!

 

Elizabeth Municipal Court now offers online tickets review to dispute certain moving violations through the ONLINE MUNICIPAL CASE RESOLUTION SYSTEM. By having a moving violation reviewed online, it is not necessary to make any court appearance. Simply visit njmcdirect.com and enter your ticket information to see if your offense is eligible, and select the option for Case Dispute. Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by a prosecutor and you will be notified with his recommendation. To see if you are eligible to have your matter reviewed online, please visit njmcdirect.com.

 

If your matter is not eligible for online ticket review, you can still request to have certain tickets heard in the Elizabeth Virtual Municipal Court.