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.
Responsibilities of the Municipal Court
Long Branch Municipal Court is responsible for processing all motor vehicle tickets within the Long Branch jurisdiction as well as all township ordinances, disorderly and petty disorderly person offenses, SPCA, Weights and Measures, Fish and Game, Solid Waste, Local Park Commission, and Forest and Parks complaints.
In-person court hearings are suspended until further notice with few exceptions. Virtual court hearings are currently being scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 732-571-6500 to schedule a virtual hearing.
Online Municipal Court Resolution
The state has launched a new program that allows you to dispute certain traffic offenses without having to appear in court in person or virtually. If you would like to see if your traffic offense is eligible, go to NJMCdirect, click on traffic ticket, enter your ticket information, then click search. If your offense is eligible, you will have the option to pay the ticket or dispute the case. If you choose to dispute the case, be sure to check your email frequently for information from the prosecutor. Once the prosecutor reviews the case, you will only have 5 days to respond.
Payments can be sent through the mail or made at the violation's bureau window. Online payments can be made at NJMCdirect. If you need help locating your ticket information to pay online, please call 732-571-6500. We do not accept payments over the phone.
Long Branch Municipal Court Adjournment Policy
Any case less than 30 days from the issue date will receive one adjournment for any reason with supporting documents.
Cases between 30 and 60 days old must submit their adjournment request in writing accompanied by supporting documents at least 7 days prior to the scheduled court date if there is an involved party, 4 days prior if not. No adjournments will be granted during the week of the scheduled court session, with the exception of emergent requests.
Discovery requests must be made in the courtroom to the Municipal Court Judge during a scheduled court session for any cases 30 days or older from the date of issue.
Emergent requests due to illness, accident or other unanticipated events shall be granted only if supporting proofs are supplied to the court.
Adjournments are not to be considered granted unless confirmed with court staff.
This policy will be strictly enforced as the administrative office of the courts requires a 60-day disposition of any case from the issue date
- I would like to plead guilty to a lesser charge, how do I do this?
You must call the court prior to the court date located on the bottom of your ticket. You will be scheduled for a court date at which time you will be able to speak with the prosecutor about your case.
- How many points does my ticket carry? Do I receive points on my out of state license?
The municipal court is not involved with the issuance of points. Please contact NJ MVC for information about points.
- When does my ticket have to be paid by?
The ticket must be paid by the court date indicated on the bottom of your summons if you have not entered a not-guilty plea.