Monday - Friday
9:00 - 4:00
201.330.2000
1203 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Municipal Court

Court Update - COVID-19

Virtual Court

Virtual Court dates are now being assigned - click here for virtual court registration form.

If you wish to do a plea by mail please click here. 

 


All in person municipal court sessions remain suspended.  We are rescheduling court sessions via video conferencing.

The Violations Bureau Window will reopen to the public on 7/7/20 (during normal business hours)

All visitors must check-in at the desk in the lobby.

Masks are required at all times.

Temperature will be taken on entry.  Visitors with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be permitted to enter.

A limited number of visitors allowed at any given time.  Please be patient.


If you need to file a complaint in the Municipal Court during building closures, please click here to access the Citizen Complaint Packet and follow the instructions carefully.

 

 

 

Municipal Court Hours & Contact

Municipal Court Phone: 

201-330-2056


Judge 
   Karen R. Boylan

Court Administrator:
   Mary Martell, MCA x3051

Deputy Court Administrator 


Violations Clerk 
  Elisa Hitchcock x3050


Court Staff

Donna Roerty x3046

Erika Pascale x3098 (Habla Espanol)

Susan Guglielmi x3049

Sarah Repinski x3053


Prosecutor 
  Michael Bukatman 

Public Defender 
   Thomas Koehl 


Location:
Town Hall
1203 Paterson Plank Road, 1st Floor
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Tel: (201) 330-2065
Fax: (201) 319-9024

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday: 9am-4pm
Violations Window: 9am-3:45pm

Excluding Public Holidays

Court Sessions:
Due to Covid-19 all Municipal Court sessions will be scheduled for video conferencing.

Municipal Court Department Information

Court ID: 0909 

Mission Statement of the New Jersey Judiciary

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.

Court Room Standards

  • No weapons are permitted in the courtroom or the municipal building
  • Food, drink, or gum chewing is not permitted in the courtroom
  • Smoking is prohibited in all government buildings
  • Cell phones must be shut off

Court Proceedings

  • Outside of the courtroom, there will be a Court calendar. Please find your name and number on the calendar. Proceed to line up to go through the metal detector.
  • At the beginning of the court session, the judge will give an opening statement explaining court procedure, defendant’s rights and potential penalties.
  • All municipal court proceedings are recorded. Please remain quiet. The length of time you will be in court depends on many things. Some cases take longer than others so please be patient. Plan to be in court several hours. The court calendar is numbered. The cases are not called in the sequence they are listed on the calendar. As required by the New Jersey Supreme Court all attorney matters are handled first.
  • Generally, parking tickets are heard first, moving violations second and criminal matters are heard last.
  • It is very important that you arrive in court on the day and time stated on your ticket, summons, subpoena or court notice. IF you arrive late, or if your case is not called please notify a court officer immediately.
  • If you wish to discuss a plea agreement with the Prosecutor you will have the opportunity to do so.
  • If a defendant does not appear, a warrant may be issued and his or her driving privileges may be suspended.

Notice of Address Change

All parties to a particular case, whether you are a defendant, complainant or witness, must notify the court of any change, correction, or addition to your present address. All notices sent by this court are sent to the address of record. If your address is not correct or complete, you may not receive notification of your court date. Please make sure that all address changes are made with both the Motor Vehicle Commission and the Municipal Court.


The Municipal Court provides facilities for the handicapped and the hearing impaired.

Filed and heard at the Municipal Court of Secaucus are all traffic violations, and town ordinance and disorderly persons offenses that occur within the town. State Police, Hudson County Sherriff’s Office, Marine Police, Office of Weights and Measures, Transit Police, Conrail Police, and The Department of Fish and Game are also issuing agencies. Serious offenses (indictable) are filed with the town and then transferred to the Hudson Country Prosecutor’s Office.

The Municipal Court is completely automated (ATS, ACS) with the State of New Jersey. The Police Department has access to information within the automated system. The ATS/ACS system is directly linked to the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles, and all records can be accessed through this system.

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