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Municipal Court

Violations Bureau/Court Office:

 Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday: open late until 7:00 p.m.

Court sessions:

Monday: Traffic Session 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Criminal Session  9:00 a.m.  &  Traffic Session 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:  Traffic Session - 9 :00 a.m.

No court sessions on Tuesdays or Fridays. 
The court may schedule trial dates or hold special sessions on these days to meet the administratve needs of the court.

Contact the court offices directly during office hours

For scheduled court appearances contact the court office directly during office hours

Teaneck Municipal Court
818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

For the Judge to consider whether or not you qualify for representation by the public defender, you must fill out an application and provide financial information to the Court so the Judge may determine your eligibility. All applications made for the public defender must be done in open court before the Judge. An application fee of up to $200.00 in the Judge's discretion may be imposed if the application is granted. 

If you require the services of an interpreter to help you communicate with the court, please contact our office during business hours at (201) 837-1600 Ext 1800. An interpreter can be provided to you at no cost. The court will also provide sign language interpreters, when necessary. 

Any appeals must be filed within twenty (20) days of the date of conviction, including weekends and holidays. Please use the links below which will explain the process to you.

English

Spanish

First, you must be able to provide the name and address of the person you wish to file charges against. Second, you must be able to provide the specific statue(s) you wish to chard this person with. Municipal Court staff CANNOT assist you in determining which charges to file or how to properly identify someone. However, court staff can provide you with the New Jersey Criminal code and Motor Vehicle statutes to assist  you in determining for yourself the charge(s)  you wish to file. The Judge, or statutorily authorized court employee will then determine if probable cause exists to issue the complaint. It may be necessary to appear for a probable cause hearing in court in certain cases. 

Tickets

Log onto njmcdirect.com or contact the court offices directly @ 201 837 1600

Log onto njmcdirect.com or contact the court offices directly @ 201 837 1600 Ext 1800

Generally the payment due date is listed as a court date on the botton of the ticket, for other inquiries contact the court office directly, or log onto njmcdirect.com and click on time payment order sample.

Log onto njmcdirect.com and click on full ticket sample, refer to location of offense, and describe location portion of summons, or contact court office directly.

Contact the municipal court office directly. (201) 837-1600 Ext. 1800

When you fail to respond to a summons by the pay by date, a failure to appear notice will be generated and $10.00 will be added to the amount due for failing to respon in a timely manner.