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Municipal Court

Municipal Court Judge: Honorable Paris P. Eliades
Court Administrator/ADA Compliance Officer: Theresa Lynn
Municipal Prosecutor: Jonathan McMeen
Public Defender: Janine Cerra

Court sessions: 1st. & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00 pm 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm

Telephone: 973.823.7038 (direct line) Fax: 973.823.7033
Weather related closings for the office and/or court sessions are available on 102.3 WSUS.

Email: court@hardyston.com

NOTICE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.

It is recommended when contacting the office to have available your ticket or complaint number or your drivers license number.

Violations Bureau is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Payments can be processed with cash, money orders and personal checks. Credit card payments cannot be processed at the court office.

Online payments for traffic tickets can be made at njmcdirect.com.
The 4 digit court code for Hardyston is 1911. Traffic tickets issued by Hardyston Police officers do not have a prefix.

Mission Statement
We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and lws of the United States and this state.

Core Values     Independence      Integrity      Fairness      Quality Service

Expedited Expungement
If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violations, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 20:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.

Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation. If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance.
process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.

Important Links

Under this link you can find General Information, and the Opening Statement Video link. You may also find useful information under the Self-help Center.

Welcome to New Jersey Courts (English)
https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/11222 welcome_muni_courts_eng.pdf

Welcome to New Jersey Courts (Spanish)
https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/11222 welcome_muni_courts_spn.pdf

New Jersey DMV point schedule.

Pay a ticket on-line.

Your Day In Court (English)

Your Day In Court (Spanish)

How to File an Appeal (English)
https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10559_muni_appeal_kit.pdf How to File an Appeal (English)

How to File an Appeal (Spanish)
https://www.njcourts.gov/forms/10559_muni_appeal_kit_spn.pdf How to File an Appeal (Spanish)

How to Expunge Your Criminal Record