Municipal Court

Municipal Court Logo.png Public Safety Building, 2nd Floor
228 Chestnut Street
Monday thru Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: (973) 284-4945
Fax: (973) 284-4914

Joanne Cocchiola, JMC
Municipal Magistrate

About the Nutley Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. The Court handles motor vehicle and traffic violations, fish and game infractions, disorderly persons offenses, domestic violence cases, minor drug offenses, violations of municipal ordinances, other non-indictable offenses not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court of New Jersey, penalty enforcement, complimentary methods of dispute resolution, and all other proceedings in which jurisdiction is granted by State Statute.

Mission Statement

The Municipal Court of the Township of Nutley is 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 the State of New Jersey.The Municipal Court of the Township of Nutley is 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 the State of New Jersey.

Court Sessions

Court sessions are held every Wednesday at 9:00am and on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 5:00pm.

Important Information and Documents

Interpreting Issues

If you need the services of an interpreter, please notify the Municipal Court administrator prior to your appearance in court.

Violations

Payments for traffic and parking violations may be paid via cash, check or credit card in person during normal business hours or online at www.NJMCDirect.com.

New Jersey's Municipal Court System

If you would like to learn more about New Jersey’s Municipal Court system and access many useful related documents, the links below will assist you in this capacity.

Municipal Courts of New Jersey - General Information

NJ Courts

Mission Statement

Municipal Court Addresses

Municipal Presiding Judges

Municipal Division Managers

Mediation of Minor Disputes

How to File an Appeal

Veterans Diversion Program

Municipal Court Job Opportunities