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


Municipal Court & Violations Bureau


Judge Franklin Montero, Esq.
Administrator: Kim Grimaldi-Thibault x4180
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Violations Clerk: Nadia Cavli x4080
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Prosecutor: Marc A. Calello, Esq.
Public Defender: Robert C. Metzdorf, Esq. 
Room No. Room 22 Court Chambers,
Room 25 Violations Office

Municipal Building
Room 301
198 N. Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

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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Pay Your Tickets Online!

The fast, secure, convenient way to access your traffic ticket information online.


+ 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.

Virtual Court Information 

Bergenfield Municipal Court is conducting court appearances virtually via Zoom. Individuals will receive notices by e-mail with instructions on how to participate. If you have a matter that is scheduled with this court and if you have not already done so, please contact the Court at 201-387-4055 ext. 2, with your name, summons number, email address, and telephone number.  If you are an attorney entering an appearance on behalf of a client, please also include the client’s contact information including his/her email address. ***Se Habla Español​​​***


NJMCdirect.com has been enhanced to include access to the new Online Municipal Case Resolution System. To dispute a case, new users will be required to create a User ID and password in order to register and log into the Online Municipal Case Resolution system.


Municipal Court - Your Day in Court (njcourts.gov)

Juzgados Municipales - Sus derechos en el juzgado / Municipal Court - Your Day in Court (njcourts.gov)

Preparing for Your Day in Court

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Helpful Links

Do I qualify for a Public Defender? 

Municipal Court - Financial Questionnaire to Establish Indigency (njcourts.gov)

Plea by Mail 

Plea by Mail (njcourts.gov)

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.