- Municipal Court
The violations office is open to the public for court matters from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday
Virtual Court Zoom Meeting information Please call the court before your court date to obtain the Zoom meeting ID and password.
Municipal Court matters are conducted both virtually and in person. Our virtual court sessions are held via Zoom Video Conferencing.
You must inform the court to request virtual court. We will send out an email invitation before your scheduled court date with the Zoom meeting information.
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION
All parties to a particular case must notify the court of any change, correction, or addition to your present address or email address.
Payable Violations, guilty plea, Time Payments
If your matter is payable and you wish to plead guilty and avoid coming to court then the following payment options are available.
1 Payment at the Violations office. We accept most major credit cards.
2 On-line at the website NJMCdirect, which can be used for time payments as well
3 Payment by mail. Please make sure the ticket number or complaint number is on the check.
Harrison Municipal Court
318 Harrison Ave.,
Harrison , NJ 07029
PLEAD NOT GUILTY
If your ticket is payable, but you wish to dispute it you may request a court date. Contact the court 7 days prior to the court appearance on your ticket, you may also see if your ticket is eligible for the Online Municipal Case Resolution.
Online Municipal Case Resolution
The public now has two options to resolve their matters without having to appear in court.
- Request a plea offer from prosecutor
This method allows you to dispute specific moving violations where defendants commonly provide additional documentation to seek a reduced charge or points before pleading guilty. Your case will be reviewed by the prosecutor, and you will be notified with their recommendation.
- Plea Online
This is the electronic version of the Plea by Mail form which allows defendants or attorneys to electronically submit a plea of guilty or not guilty to certain offenses. This form can only be used in certain traffic (including parking) cases or to plead guilty in certain non-traffic cases. This method is not for seeking a reduced charge or to dispute points. Make sure to upload any supporting documents you want the Judge to review.
You can access the Online Municipal Case Resolution system at www.njmcdirect.com.
Virtual Court Room Standards
- No eating or smoking may take place during the court session (absent medical need)
- Keep your microphone muted until called. Identify yourself before speaking.
- Remain in one location. Participants may not appear from a moving vehicle
- There shall be no audio or video recording without prior written approval as required by Directive #11-20. Any individual seeking to record must make a request to the court in advance, by submitting a Request for Permission to Photograph, Electronically Record or Broadcast a Court Proceeding form.This can be found here.
In-Person Court Room Standards
- No weapons are permitted in the courtroom or the municipal building
- Food, drink, or gum chewing is not permitted in the courtroom
- Smoking is prohibited in all government buildings
- Cell phones must be shut off
- The Municipal Court provides facilities for the handicapped and hearing impaired.
Mission Statement of the New Jersey Judiciary
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 laws of the United States and this State.
Filed and heard at the Municipal Court of Secaucus are all traffic violations, town ordinance and disorderly persons offenses that occur within the town. State Police, Hudson County Sherriff’s Office, Marine Police, Office of Weights and Measures, Transit Police, Conrail Police, and The Department of Fish and Game are also issuing agencies. Serious offenses (indictable) are filed with the town and then transferred to the Hudson Country Prosecutor’s Office.
Prepare for Court
Preparing for Your Day in Court
Watch this video before your court date to ensure that you are informed of your rights.
The video is also available in:
Watch this video for tips on how to participate in a remote court event
Municipal Court Information
Court Fax # 973-482-9567
We are an independent branch of government 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 laws of the United States and this State.
The only Court that most citizens will ever come in contact with is the Municipal Court. Therefore, it is from their experience in the Municipal Courts that most people base their conclusions about the quality of justice in New Jersey.
The Municipal Courts in New Jersey are Courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle violations and parking tickets, disorderly person offenses (for example, simple assault and harassment) and municipal ordinances (such as building code violations, noise complaints). A Municipal Court usually only has jurisdiction over cases that occur within the municipality.