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Municipal Court

Our Mission:

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.

The Municipal Courts in New Jersey are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle and parking tickets, minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault and bad checks), municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations) and other offenses, such as fish and game violations. A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction only over cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality. Many serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or assault, start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but are transferred to the Superior Court located at the county courthouse.

For further general information in reference to your day in court, opening statements or other resources, please go to

The Violations Bureau, handles the collection of fines for summonses issued in Lodi. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (except holidays/summer hours). The telephone number for the Court Office is (973) 859-7450 and the facsimile number is (973) 473-1213.

All municipal court sessions are open to the public.  
Municipal court sessions are on Wednesday, on a hybrid schedule.
Please contact the court directly for information.


To Pay/Contest A Traffic Ticket

Pay a Ticket:

Payments are due by the date at the bottom of the ticket. Tickets may be paid:

  • In-person at the violations window (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.) by check, cash, money order or credit/debit card (AMEX IS NOT ACCEPTED)
  • By mail by check or money order (if a receipt is needed, a self-addressed stamped envelope must be enclosed)
  • Online at

 Contest a Ticket:

If you wish to plead not guilty and contest a ticket, you must notify the court at least 7 DAYS PRIOR to the pay by date on the ticket you received.  A court date will be scheduled according to availability.  If you need the services of an interpreter or an ADA accommodation, please notify the court prior to your court appearance at 973-859-7450.

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Contact Information

Violations Window: 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Court Sessions:
Wednesdays: Hybrid

For General Inquiries:

  One Memorial Drive, Room 101



One Memorial Drive, Room 101



One Memorial Drive, Room 101