Departments   /   Court

Court

Address: Municipal Building
818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Craig.png

Craig Ferdinand

Court Administrator

MAP
Phone: 201-837-4850
FAX: 201-833-8047
Email: Municpal Court Administrator

Hours:

Violations Bureau/Court Office:

All municipal court sessions will now be virtual.  Please contact the court office with questions regarding how to properly proceed with your matter. To pay a fine or speak to court staff in person please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday: open late until 7:00 p.m.
Court Sessions:
  • Monday: Traffic Session 1 p.m.  (Virtual only)
  • Wednesday: Criminal Session  9:30 a.m.  &  Traffic Session 4:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Thursday:  Traffic Session - 9 :30 a.m. (Virtual only)
  • No court sessions on Tuesdays or Fridays. The court may schedule trial dates or hold special sessions on these days to meet the administrative needs of the court.

Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email by clicking here or at (201) 837-4850 to provide your full name, e-mail address, and cell phone number within seven days of a court notice. 

The public can now ask the municipal prosecutor to review their traffic matters and may be able to resolve their case without having to appear in person, under a recent change to municipal court operations in New Jersey. (Full Press Release)
 
The Judiciary’s Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) program, which started in mid-May in approximately 30 municipal courts, allows court users to dispute a charge and provide information or evidence to municipal prosecutors online. The ODR program applies to 37 traffic offenses, such as speeding, failure to have an insurance card, or failure to yield, where defendants commonly provide additional documentation and seek a reduced charge before pleading guilty.
 
Court users can make their requests for review to the municipal prosecutor through NJMC Direct webpage (www.NJMCdirect.com or www.NJcourts.gov ). After reviewing the case, the prosecutor can offer a lesser charge or decline to change the charge.  

If a lesser charge is accepted, the matter will be reviewed by a judge for approval. If approved, the defendant does not need to go to court.

If the prosecutor declines to offer a lesser charge, or the judge does not approve the new charge, a hearing date is scheduled for the defendant to appear remotely.

Court Sessions are held in the Municipal Building Council Chambers

Judge Giuseppe C. Randazzo, Chief Municipal Court Judge - Judge Erika Jungblut, Municipal Court Judge

The Court handles all traffic violations which occur in Teaneck.  It also hears all violations of Teaneck ordinances, and disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses.  More serious offenses are initially processed by the Teaneck Municipal Court and then turned over to the Bergen County Prosecutor, in Hackensack, for further action.