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

Municipal Court

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COURT INFORMATION

Municipal Court Phone: 201-330-2056
Email: court@secaucus.net


Judge 
   Karen Boylan, PJMC Hudson Vicinage

Court Administrator:
   Mary Martell, CMCA x3051

Deputy Court Administrator 
   Elisa Hitchcock x3050
   Sarah Repinski x3053

Violations Clerks
   Erika Pascale x3098 (Habla Espanol)
   Susan Guglielmi x3049

Court Staff
  Donna Roerty x3046
  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

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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 scheduled court date you must provide us your email address to receive your Zoom link. Click the Contact Us button above and select Request Zoom Invitation. We will update our system with the information provided, and you will receive a Zoom invitation two business days prior to your court date. 

All municipal court proceedings are recorded. The length of time you will be in court depends on many things, 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.

Online Municipal Case Resolution

The public now has two options to resolve their matters without having to appear in court.

  • Request a plea offer from prosecutor
This method allows you to dispute specific moving violations where defendants commonly provide additional documentation to seek a reduced charge or points before pleading guilty. Your case will be reviewed by the prosecutor, and you will be notified with their recommendation.
  • Plea Online
This is the electronic version of the Plea by Mail form which allows defendants or attorneys to electronically submit a plea of guilty or not guilty to certain offenses. This form can only be used in certain traffic (including parking) cases or to plead guilty in certain non-traffic cases. This method is not for seeking a reduced charge or to dispute points. Make sure to upload any supporting documents you want the Judge to review.

Click Here to see if your ticket is eligible.

You can access the Online Municipal Case Resolution system at www.njmcdirect.com.

Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (JEDS)

You can now use JEDS to electronically submit your documents and record requests to the courts. Click here to access JEDS on njcourts.gov. 

Virtual Court Room Standards

  • No eating or smoking may take place during the court session (absent medical need)
  • Keep your microphone muted until 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 without prior written approval as required by Directive #11-20. Any individual seeking to record must make a request to the court in advance, by submitting a Request for Permission to Photograph, Electronically Record or Broadcast a Court Proceeding form. This can be found here.

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

Notice of Address Change

All parties to a particular case must notify the court of any change, correction, or addition to your present address. If your address of record 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 court and Motor Vehicle Commission. Send address changes to court@secaucus.net.

Mental Health Resources

The Judiciary is committed to providing an open door to justice for all court users. For those who may be dealing with mental health concerns, links to resources that may be useful can be found at Mental Health Resources (njcourts.gov).

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.

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.