Beginning April 2023 the Paramus Criminal Court sessions will be held on Wednesday's starting at 2:30 pm

Press Release July 28, 2020: Municipal Court Changes Allow for Case Resolution Without In-Person Appearance


The Bergen Vicinage Municipal Court are hereby instructed to update your respective municipal court webpages to include the following links and notice.

Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email at or at (201) 265-2100 X2320 to provide your full name, e-mail address, and cell phone number within seven days of receipt of this notice. Thank You 

It is through the Municipal Courts that citizens in the State of New Jersey come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. Since most citizens never appear before another court, 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 are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for:

  • Fish and game violations
  • Minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault, bad checks)
  • Motor vehicle offenses
  • Municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations)
  • Parking tickets

A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction over only cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality.


The Judiciary provides uniform and extensive training to all Municipal Court Judges and personnel. The Court Administrator has obtained certification through a course of study the completion of a written and oral examination process allowing her to use the title of Certified Municipal Court Administrator.


The Public Defender fees for the Municipal Courts is $200. 

Paramus Court

  • Honorable Judge Joseph L. Mecca, Jr., J.M.C
  • Honorable Judge Anthony N. Gallina, J.M.C
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Court Sessions: Every Monday 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday 2:30 p.m..

Maywood Court

  • Honorable Judge Francis A. Ciambrone, J.M.C
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Court Sessions: 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Oradell Court

  • Honorable Judge Nima Ameri, J.M.C
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Court Sessions: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month 2:30 p.m.