Municipal Court

The Municipal Court Office is located in the lower level of the Municipal Building.  The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over cases within their territorial jurisdiction, including violations of municipal ordinances, violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws, disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons 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. 

COURT SESSIONSNotice will indicate how your appearance will be conducted

VIRTUAL: Conducted via ZOOM

IN-PERSON: Your Personal Appearance is required in the Courtroom


Matters will be conducted Virtual via Zoom 


The violation window is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If anyone is unable to make a payment at our violations window and does not want to mail in their payment, they are welcome to drop the payment in the drop-box, located outside, in front of the Municipal Building. 


Credit Cards are accepted for payment of traffic tickets and municipal complaints at the violations window ONLY. Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover


Payments for ALL MATTERS may be made at

NJMC Direct - Court Code 1512



to file a Complaint - Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Days:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
Complaints are NOT taken when court is in session

Record Requests

Records requests - for the Municipal Court only - A New Jersey Judiciary Records Request Form must be completed for any Municipal Court records being requested.  This form differs from the Open Public Records Act ("OPRA") form.  Forms are available for public download below.


Listing files in 'Municipal Court Documents'

For more information regarding the Municipal Courts, general information, legal references, forms - NJ Courts

Benjamin H. Mabie, III



Contact Information

Lisa Tatham
Court Administrator

Municipal Court
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ  08731
Phone: (609) 693-1100, ext. 5


Holiday Closure

May 27, 2024

Court Dates

May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 

June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th