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Effective July 31, 2024 Municipal Court Sessions will be held on Wednesdays

Township of Ocean Municipal Court

399 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Phone: 732-531-5005  prompt 4 then 9

Fax: 732-531-5420

Email: Gloria.Walker@njcourts.gov

OFFICE HOURS:

8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays

COURT SESSIONS:

Township of Ocean Municipal Court Sessions are held every Tuesday.

COURT SESSIONS

The Township of Ocean Municipal Court Sessions will be conducted both in-person and virtually.

For information regarding attending Municipal Court remotely please click on the link below:
"What to Do and What to Expect"

Prior to the court date, court users are directed to watch the New Jersey Municipal Court Opening Statement video.  Please click on the link below:
Municipal Court Opening Statement- English
Municipal Court Opening Statement-Spanish

Please contact the court if an interpreter is needed at: 732-531-5005.

Comuniquese con la corte si necesita un interprete al :732 531-5005.

Many traffic and parking tickets can now be resolved without going to court. However, certain tickets and municipal criminal cases will still require a court appearance.

Any person that has a matter within the Township of Ocean Municipal Court that is not facing a "Consequence of Magnitude" may submit a Plea by Mail form directly to the court by mail, fax or email. Click here for the Plea by Mail Form.

If you have a traffic ticket, a guilty or not guilty plea may be entered by a Plea by Mail.  If you have a criminal or quasi-criminal offense, such as a township ordinance, only a guilty plea may be accepted by a Plea by Mail.

A "Consequence of Magnitude " would include a jail sentence, loss of license or fine exceeding $800.  Common statutes that pertain to these penalties and cannot be taken care of by Plea by Mail include: 39:4-50, 39:3-40, 39:3-10, 39:4-129, 39:6b-2.  

Online Municipal Case Resolution - No Court Appearance Required!

Township of Ocean Municipal Court now offers online tickets review to dispute certain moving violations through the ONLINE MUNICIPAL CASE RESOLUTION SYSTEM. By having a moving violation reviewed online, it is not necessary to make any court appearance. Simply visit njmcdirect.com and enter your ticket information to see if your offense is eligible, and select the option for Case Dispute. Only Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by a prosecutor and you will be notified with his recommendation.

Should you need any further assistance, please contact the court directly at 732 531-5005.

About the Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is a quasi-criminal court of limited jurisdiction that is under the supervision of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

The judicial staff of the Municipal Courts are employees of the Township of Ocean but are governed by the rules of the court as determined by the State of NJ Supreme Court.

The original jurisdiction of all motor vehicle and criminal complaints is the Municipal Court. The Court hears non-indictable cases such as disorderly persons offenses, Township ordinances, S.P.C.A. violations, Weights & Measures infractions, as well as all motor vehicle summonses including D.W.I. violations.

Although more serious indictable complaints begin in the Municipal Court, they are forwarded to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office for disposition or remand. Domestic violence complaints are subsequently transferred to the Family Division of the Superior Court. You may contact either of these agencies for assistance at 732-358-8700.

The Township of Ocean Complaint Resolution Committees are staffed by mediators who are volunteers trained by the A.O.C. The function of the mediators is to resolve neighborhood disputes of a non-violent nature and bring all parties concerned to an amicable agreement allowing the Judge to dismiss the court action. All cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court are adjudicated by the Judge.

Mission Statement of the New Jersey Judiciary

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrust 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.