Municipal Court

Criminal Court 
1 Police Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ
Phone: 908-558-6800 & Fax: 908-558-1503

Windows Open
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Court Sessions
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m.

Bail - 1 Police Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Traffic Court 
208 Commerce Place, Elizabeth, NJ
Phone: 908-558-6800 & Fax: 908-355-7580

Windows Open
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Court Sessions:
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Driving Under the Influence
Pre-Trial Conference
Thursday - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday – 4:00 p.m.

Drive-Up Window
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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.

How to Expunge Your Criminal or Juvenile Record 

Plea by Mail

Your Day in Court

Municipal Court Opening Statement

Do I Qualify for a Public Defender?

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. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email at or at (908) 558-6829, (908) 558-6831, (908) 558-6803 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.

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