*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
For immediate release: March 31, 2020
Municipal court sessions are suspended through
May 1, 2020 in order to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19.
For this period, individuals scheduled to appear before the municipal court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, a minor local ordinance violation, or other matter should instead await notice of a new court date.
Defendants may continue to make payments for parking and traffic matters through the municipal court’s online payment website at NJMCDirect.com.
Due to the municipal court building being officially closed, no in-person payments can be accepted at the court window.
Defendants may also continue to mail in payments but be advised that court staff may have limited access to the court office to process those payments.
To contact the Hopatcong/Stanhope municipal court office by telephone, please call (973) 770-1200 x5. You may also contact the court office via email at Erin.Geiger@njcourts.gov.
For updated information, visit the New Jersey Judiciary’s website at njcourts.gov.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.
Municipal Court is a Shared Court between the Borough of Hopatcong and the Borough of Stanhope. Court is held in the Municipal Building at 111 River Styx Road, Hopatcong, NJ 07843 on most Monday evenings.
- Monday sessions start at 6:00 PM with the exception of the third or fourth Monday of the month, which begins at 1:30 PM. Please call the court if you need clarification of your court date and time.
- Violations Bureau Open Daily From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
NJ Judiciary 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.
- Quality Service
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance. Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.
Judge Gerard Smith
Prosecutor Anthony Arbore, Esq.
Public Defender Daniel Agatino, Esq.
Court Administrator & ADA Coordinator Erin Geiger
Deputy Court Administrator Shauna Palmer
Violations Clerk Ann Marie Bell
Telephone: 973-770-1200 option 5
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to NJ Courts
Your Day In Court
How to Appeal a Decision of a Municipal Court
Records Request Form
If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violation, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.
How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record
Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.
Judiciary Opening Statement Video
MVC Points Schedule, Restoration, and Other MVC Issues
Methods of Payment
PLEASE NOTE: If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid by cash, money order, personal check, or major credit cards such as Master Card or Visa, but not American Express.
If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid by cash, money order, or personal check. Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, but not by cash. On the front of the money order or check in the memo portion, enter the number of the ticket. Installment payments can be arranged for fines assessed in court. Online Traffic Ticket Payment – Certain “Payable Tickets” can be paid online. To determine if your ticket can be paid online, go to – NJMCdirect
For more information including useful court forms and information regarding the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, please visit www.Hopatcong.org
Contact Hopatcong Municipal Court for any issues pertaining to court matters or violations.
Hopatcong Municipal Court
111 River Styx Road, Hopatcong NJ 07843