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. 

2021 Current Court Sessions - Tuesdays

Listed days and times are Virtual Appearances through Zoom.  Receive your Court Appearance Zoom Invite by clicking the link to the left "Pre-register - COURT SESSION"

1st Tuesday of each month - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of each month - 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm       

Mediation cases scheduled as needed


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 violations, at the violations window only.

Payments for tickets and municipal complaints 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 
             Tuesday: 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

Contact Information

Lisa Tatham
Court Administrator

Municipal Court
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ  08731
Phone: (609) 693-1100, ext. 2262