*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
PLEASE NOTE: As of June 1, 2023, Stanhope Borough has entered into a
shared service agreement with Andover Township for Municipal Court services.
All court issues, including payment of tickets, will be handled by Andover Township.
The Joint Municipal Court of Andover Township, Byram Township, Hampton Township, Fredon Township, Andover Borough, Hopatcong Borough and Stanhope Borough.
Andover Township Municipal Building
134 Newton Sparta Road, Newton (Andover Township), NJ 07860
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Wednesdays at 9:00 AM
Dates and times are subject to change. Please call Court to confirm your court date.
Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.
Michael Allatta, CMCA
Municipal Judge : James P. Sloan, JMC
Prosecutor : Anthony M. Arbore
Public Defender : John Grey, Jr
ADA Officer : Michael Allatta
During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have canceled their in-person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.
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 make a payment in person, fines may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
- Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL. *Please reference your summons or ticket number.
- You may also pay payable traffic tickets online at njmcdirect.com.
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court PRIOR to your court appearance.
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.
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 a 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.
Official Website of the New Jersey Judiciary | NJ Courts
Under this link you can find General Information, and the Opening Statement Video link. You may also find useful information under the Self-help Center.
Opening Statement (Link to Video)
https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/license/suspension.htm (Link to New Jersey DMV point schedule)
www.njmcdirect.com (Link to pay a ticket on line)
Looking for Municipal Court Records?
Records Request Form (PDF)