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Updated COVID-19 Procedures

The Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely via the Zoom Platform to minimize the exposure to COVID-19. All complainants, defendants, attorneys and victims should contact the Municipal Court by email at PLMC.325@plainfieldnj.gov or by phone at
(908) 753-3064.

You must provide the following information:
1. Full Name
2. Email Address
3. Summons, Ticket or Complaint Number
4. Cell phone Number along with provider
Please note the Court will provide a notice and invitation for your virtual court appearance.

 

Below you can find forms and information about the Municipal Court that may assist you.

Your Day in Court: https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10959_yourdayincourt_8x11.pdf?c=vbt

Municipal Court Opening Statement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_zJg-XLde0)

Where may I pay my fine? www.NJMCdirect.com

The Plainfield Municipal Court is part of a dispute resolution pilot program with NJMCdirect. It allows litigants that have a ticket in the City of Plainfield to fight the ticket online instead of going to court or appearing virtually via Zoom.

The public can access the Online Municipal Case Resolution system through NJMCdirect after entering a valid ticket number.  

The ticket must have one of the 37 eligible offenses codes. 

A list is available online or Click Here to review.

When the user clicks the dispute case button, will be prompted to register and create an account. 

After the registration process, they will be able to proceed with disputing the case.

Do I qualify for a Public Defender: https://njcourts.gov/courts/assets/municipal/indigencyguidelines.pdf?c=KRC

Statewide Violation Schedule:  https://www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/assets/directives/dir_15_20.pdf?c=aNi

Plea by Mail: https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10715_plea_mail.pdf?c=uQC

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule:   http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/penalties_pointSchedule.htm

Records Request Application Form Online at https://www.njcourts.gov/selfhelp/index.html

Municipal Court Appeal Forms: https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10559_muni_appeal_kit.pdf?c=QQ0

You may forward the completed forms via email to PLMC.325@plainfieldnj.com, regular or fax to (908)753-3030.

If you need further assistance please contact the Municipal Court staff at (908) 753-3064.

 

Due to the  COVID-19 Pandemic there are no IN-PERSON court sessions. We are scheduling virtual court session via Zoom. Notices of rescheduled court dates will include instructions to contact the court. You will need to log in to Zoom and join the meeting for your court session.

Meeting ID: 728 527 5828

Password: 2012

Payments can be made online at NJMCdirect.com or by mailing a money order or check to Plainfield Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield NJ. 07060. You can also drop off a check or money order in the drop box located at the Plainfield Police department.

For update information in regards to the courts in NJ, visit WWW.njcourts.gov

 

Updated COVID-19 Court Proceeding 5.11.2020

Updated COVID-19 Court Proceeding- Spanish - 5.11.2020

 

Updated COVID-19 Court Proceeding 4.30.2020

Updated COVID-19 Court Proceeding-Spanish - 4.30.2020

 

Updated COVID-19 Court Proceeding 4.01.2020

Updated COVID-19 Court Proceeding-Spanish - 04.01.2020

 

Updated COVID-19 Court Proceeding 3.16.2020

 

 

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over cases within their territorial jurisdiction, including violations of municipal ordinance, violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws, disorderly person’s offenses, petty disorderly person’s offenses and other non-indictable offenses, except where exclusive jurisdiction is given to the Superior Court. Also included within this jurisdiction are violations of fish and game laws and weights and measures.

Payment Options

To address fees associated with certain violations residents may utilize an on-line payment option which is made available by the State of New Jersey. Payments can be made using a VISA or MasterCard only. This service can be found on the internet at www.njmcdirect.com. Directions for payments and some frequently asked questions are found on this site.

Customers may also make payments at the Municipal Court Building. The violations payment window is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. If you are unable to make a payment at the violation window and do not wish to use regular mail, you are welcome to drop off a payment, in the form of a check or money order, in the drop box located in the lobby of the Police Department.

Payments can be made by credit card (VISA and MasterCard only), however, this option is only available at the violation payment window. Credit Card payments cannot be made over the phone.

Security

All persons entering the Municipal Court will be required to pass through a metal detector. Any person(s) with medical conditions that would be affected by the metal detector are asked to enter through the Plainfield Police Station entrance on East Fourth Street.