Municipal Court

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.

Responsibilities

The Fair Lawn Municipal Court is responsible for the prosecution, trial and ultimate disposition of offenses committed within the territorial limits and boundaries of the Borough. These offenses include, but are not limited to, all motor vehicle and traffic laws; all violations of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Code classified as disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses; all violations of Borough Ordinances and Codes. The responsibility also includes the prosecution of DWI (driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drug) offenses, and issuance of temporary restraining orders involving incidents of domestic violence.

The Court handles the processing of initial complaints, summonses, arrest warrants, search warrants, probable cause hearings, suppression of evidence motions, subpoenas, failure to appear notices, motor vehicle suspension notices, and commitments to the jail and/or county mental health facilities, discharges, bail determinations, and arraignments.

In addition, its duties also include the appointment of public defenders for indigent defendants, and determinations regarding jail or alternative sentencing options like drug and alcohol intervention programs, mental health intervention programs, violence counseling and complimentary dispute resolution (mediation).

Core Values

  • Independence 
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Quality Service

Matters Heard By Municipal Court

  • Traffic and Parking violations
  • Town Ordinance violations
  • Disorderly person offenses
  • Petty disorderly person offenses
  • Weights and Measure violations
  • Private Citizen complaints-traffic and criminal

The Violations Bureau, Which Is A Branch Of The Court, Handles The Collections Of Fines For Summonses Issued In Fair Lawn.

The Violations Bureau And Court Are Located At 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Suite 204, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.

  • Violation Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Court Sessions: Wednesday at 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM
  • For information regarding your court date or case:
    •  Call the Municipal Court Office at (201) 794-5348
    •  Email address: COURT@FAIRLAWN.ORG
    •  Facscimile 201-703-4262.
    • The Court is presided over by a Municipal Court Judge who is appointed to a three (3) year term by the Borough Council. The current Municipal Court Judge is Giuseppe Randazzo. The Municipal Courts day to day operations are managed by Clare M. Cabibbo, Certified Municipal Court Administrator.

 

FAIR LAWN 2024 COURT DATES

JANUARY
  • January 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • January 17 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • January 24 at 5:00 p.m.
JULY
  • July 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • July 17 at 6:00 p.m. **
 FEBRUARY
  • February 7 at 5:00 p.m.
  • February 14 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • February 21 at 5:00 p.m.
AUGUST
  • August 7 at 5:00 p.m.
  • August 14 at 6:00 p.m. **
MARCH
  • March 6 at 5:00 p.m.
  • March 13 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • March 20 at 5:00 p.m.
SEPTEMBER
  • September 11 at 5:00 p.m.
  • September 18 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
APRIL
  • April 3 at 5:00 p.m.
  • April 10 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • April 17 at 5:00 p.m.
OCTOBER
  • October 9 at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 23 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • October 30 at 5:00 p.m.
MAY
  • May 1 at 5:00 p.m.
  • May 8 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • May 15 at 5:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER
  • November 6 at 5:00 p.m.
  • November 20 at 6:00 p.m. **
JUNE
  • June 5 at 6:00 p.m. **
  • June 26 at 5:00 p.m.
DECEMBER
  • December 4 at 5:00 p.m.
  • December 11 at 6:00 p.m. **

     **Virtual court session available ** 


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