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

Municipal Court

Municipal Court Hours & Contact

Municipal Court Phone: 

201-330-2056


Judge 
   Karen Boylan, PJMC Hudson Vicinage

Court Administrator:
   Mary Martell, MCA x3051

Deputy Court Administrator 
   Elisa Hitchcock x3050
   Sarah Repinski x3053

Violations Clerks

Court Staff

Donna Roerty x3046
Erika Pascale x3098 (Habla Espanol)
Susan Guglielmi x3049
Jessica Sierra x3124 (Habla Espanol)


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

Municipal Court Department Information

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 Proceedings

  • Municipal Court matters will continue to be conducted virtually, for the most part, in light of current Covid-19 trends. Our court sessions are held via Zoom Video Conferencing. 
  • At least seven days prior to your court date you must contact the court at 201-330-2056 or [email protected] to provide an email address. You may also CLICK HEREto access our Virtual Court Registration form to update your contact information or request a court date.
  • 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. The length of time you will be in court depends on many things. Some cases take longer than others so please be patient. 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.
  • You will have the opportunity to discuss a plea agreement with the prosecutor.
  • If a defendant does not appear, a warrant may be issued.

Online Municipal Case Resolution
Secaucus Municipal Court now offers the Online Municipal Case Resolution System. This new method allows you to dispute specific moving violations without the need of a virtual hearing. CHECK HERE to see if your ticket is eligible. You can then visit www.njmcdirect.com and enter your ticket information as if you would be making a payment. It will bring you to a second page where you will see the option to Dispute Case. Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by the prosecutor, and you will be notified with their recommendation.

Virtual Court Room Standards

  • No eating or smoking may take place during the court session (absent medical need)
  • Keep your microphone muted until your case is called. Identify yourself before speaking
  • Remain in one location. Participants may not appear from a moving vehicle
  • There shall be no audio or video recording, nor photographs without prior written approval as required by Directive #11-20

In-Person 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

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. Send address changes to [email protected].

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, 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.