Municipal Court

In-Court Sessions remain Suspended
Virtual court sessions are being held to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19.
If you have a case and are interested in appearing virtually, please fill out and submit the request form.

Fax: 732-968-3576
Email: theresa.crisafulli@njcourts.gov
Attorneys: You may also use this form to request a virtual court date for you and your client.

Virtual Court Session Request Form

If your case qualifies for a virtual court session, we will schedule your matter. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to participate.


Payments can be made in office. 


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 laws of the United States and this state.

Hours of Operation:

9:00 am -- 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Summer Hours, from Memorial Day to Labor Day:
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Municipal Court: Wednesday 1:30 pm (Virtual)

The Honorable Katherine Howes, Municipal Judge

Court Administrator -- Theresa M. Crisafulli
Deputy Court Administrator -- Lauren Colletti

Phone: 732-968-3400
Fax: 732-968-3576

To pay a motor vehicle ticket online: www.njmcdirect.com

In order to pay a ticket online, you must have the following:
court code, ticket prefix, ticket number, license plate #

There are two types of traffic tickets: payable and non-payable.

If pleading not guilty to a ticket you must contact the court seven days prior to the court date/pay date.

The Dunellen Municipal Court accepts VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER, PERSONAL CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, and CASH.