About Municipal Court

Municipal Courts in the State of New Jersey were established by Law in 1949, and are governed by the principals of Independence, Fairness, and Integrity.

It is the Court Administrator who is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Municipal Court. We are governed by Court Rule and answer directly to the Administrative Office of the Courts. We are reviewed yearly by that agency and are also audited yearly, by the Neptune City Borough Auditing Firm.

The Neptune City Municipal Court is no different than any other Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey, in that we handle traffic, quasi-criminal, disorderly, and petty disorderly cases.

Charges of greater magnitude are directed to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Superior Court.

The majority of quasi-criminal cases will involve an appearance in court. Motor Vehicle Summonses that do not require a court appearance may be paid at the Court Administrator's Office, Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm or online: click here.

Time payments arrangements made at the conclusion of an appearance in court may also be paid at the court office or at the NJMCDirect site. This site offers the user a direct link to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission which will enable the user to pay MVC fees and surcharges directly, and allows them to also re-establish driving privileges that may have been suspended. Additionally NJMCDirect offers the user the capability to run a State-wide check by license plate number to see if they have any outstanding summonses in any Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey.

Please make sure that you take the time to read the front and back of your Motor Vehicle Summons or Complaint so that you are aware of what is required of you as a defendant. Should you receive a Motor Vehicle Summons or a Quasi Criminal Complaint, you may contact the Municipal Court at (732) 775-1690 with specific questions.

A detailed complaint form is available to anyone wishing to file a private citizen complaint. All complaints are accepted for filing and are then reviewed for Probable Cause to Issue. The complaint is then entered into the State-wide computer system and that information can be accessed by any Municipal Court in the State.