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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Suspension of Municipal Court Sessions Extended Through April 26

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Chief Justice Rabner Announces Extended Suspension of Municipal Court Sessions Through April 26

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Municipal court sessions will continue to be suspended through April 26 to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced today.

Individuals scheduled to appear before a municipal court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation, should instead await notice of a new court date.­

Municipal courts will continue to handle certain matters, such as applications for temporary restraining orders, hearings where a defendant has been detained, and matters that implicate public safety. Attorneys and parties required to appear between now and April 26 will be specifically notified of that requirement.

Filings and payments will continue to be accepted, except where the municipality had closed the municipal court building. Defendants also may continue to make payments through the municipal court online payment system at NJMCDirect.com.

Updated information about municipal court closures is available at njcourts.gov.


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