198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201-387-4055


Municipal Court & Violations Bureau


Judge Franklin Montero, Esq.
Administrator: Kim Grimaldi-Thibault x4180
Violations Clerk: Nadia Cavli x4080
Prosecutor: Marc A. Calello, Esq.
Public Defender: Robert C. Metzdorf, Esq. 
Room No. Room 22 Court Chambers,
Room 25 Violations Office
Address: 198 North Washington Avenue
2nd Floor, Municipal Building
Phone: 201-387-4055 Option 2 for Municipal Court
Fax: 201-387-7373
Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Wednesday 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Court Schedule: Wednesdays at 3:00PM


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+ The Violation Bureau accepts cash, money orders and personal checks.
+ If payments are mailed, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you require a receipt.

+ Traffic tickets may be paid at the window, by mail, or online at http://www.njmcdirect.com/.


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The Municipal court has jurisdiction over violations of motor vehicles and traffic laws, fish and game, forest and park laws, disorderly persons offenses, and borough ordinance violations.
A municipal judge presides over court. The court administrator, deputy court administrator and the violation clerk handle the day to day functions of the court office and assist the judge. Municipal courts have a least prosecutor and a public defender. Defendants unable to afford counsel and meet the financial criteria may be appointed the public defender. The court has established a Reduced Rate Attorney Program (R.R.A.P.) for individuals who can not afford an attorney, yet to qualify for the public defender. Please contact the court office for more information on public defender qualification or an R.R.A.P. list.
Private Citizen Complaints are filed with the court administrator. Sometimes mediation can help disputing parties reach a reasonable solution, so the court utilizes the Community Dispute Resolution Committee (CCDRC). This program is designed to mediate reasonable solutions without having to go to court.
The operations of the municipal court continue to expand and at times the idea of having to go to court and before a judge can be confusing. Please call our court office, and we will be glad to explain court procedures to you.