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Updated COVID-19 Procedures

Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually / remotely to minimize exposure to Covid -19. All complainants, defendants, attorneys and victims are to contact the municipal court via email  ( or by calling the court directly at (908) 753-3064 to provide the court with your full name, email address, summons, ticket or complaint number, and cell phone number with you cell phone provider after you have received your court notice for virtual court, so the court can send you a Zoom invitation for your upcoming court date.


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

Your Day in Court:

Municipal Court Opening Statement (

Where may I pay my fine?

Do I qualify for a Public Defender:

Statewide Violation Schedule:


Plea by Mail:

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule:

Records Request Application Form Online at

Municipal Court Appeal Forms:

You may forward the completed forms via email to, 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 325

Payments can be made online at 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


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 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.


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.