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475 Corporate Drive                            Monday - Friday                                         TUESDAYS @ 5:00PM
Mahwah, NJ 07430                              8:00AM – 4:00PM                                      1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS
PHONE #: 201-529-2862                                                                                        @ 9:00AM & 1:30PM
FAX #: 201-529-2054

Municipal Court Sessions postponed March 16 through March 27.  Court office will remain open.  Please  see link for more details:  COURT POSTPONEMENTS  

CLICK HERE for list of  2020 Court Dates

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally       

Entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order                       PAY YOUR TRAFFIC

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JURISDICTION;                                                                                                     Record Request Form

The Municipal Courts are considered Courts of limited jurisdiction,                       Appeal Packet

having responsibility for:                                                                                         Expungement Packet

  • Fish and Game Violations                                                                           NJ Courts Online
  • Weights and Measures Violations                                                          
  • Minor criminal-type offenses [for example, simple assault, bad checks]
  • Motor vehicle Traffic Tickets / Parking Tickets
  • Municipal Ordinance Offenses [such as dog barking, building code violations]


WE CAN . . . .

Explain and answer questions about how the court works… tell you what the requirements are to have your case considered by the court…give you some information from your case file…provide you with samples of court forms that are available… provide you with guidance on how to fill out forms… usually answer questions about court guidelines.


WE CANNOT . . . .

Tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court… give you legal advice… give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court… recommend a lawyer… talk to the Judge for you about what will happen in your case… let you talk to the Judge outside of Court… change or order issued by the Judge.

Municipal Court Judge                 Court Administrator                                          Municipal Prosecutor
Dennis G. Harraka, JMC               Michele O’Donohue, ext. 249                           Joseph DeMarco                                                                             Email:      
                                                                                                                                   Public Defender                                                                               Deputy Court Administrator                            Matthew G. Miller  
                                                       Samantha Chvasta, ext. 253    

                                                       Email:            Co- Public Defender
                                                                                                                                    Robert P. Zisgen

                                                      Violations Clerk
                                                      Kelly Flynn, ext. 251







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