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Municipal Court

Municipal court sessions are suspended through June 1, 2020, to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19. Citizens can call the Municipal Court for any questions at (908) 474-8423.

For this period, individuals scheduled to appear before the municipal court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, a minor local ordinance violation, or other matters: Effective May 11, 2020 with the appropriate notice to parties Municipal Court sessions may only proceed by Video or Phone no in-person court sessions. On some instances where applicable your case may be eligible to be handled through Plea by Mail per Superior Court Order. To contact the Linden Municipal Court office by telephone, please call (908) 474-8423, Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm.

For updated information, visit the New Jersey Judiciary’s website. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

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.

Vision Statement

We will be a court system, characterized by excellence, that strives to attain justice for the individual and society through the rule of law. We will:

  • Provide equal access to a fair and effective system of justice for all without excess cost, inconvenience, or delay, with sensitivity to an increasingly diverse society.
  • Offer complementary methods of dispute resolution while preserving the constitutional right to trial by an impartial judge or jury and ensuring compliance with the results achieved through effective enforcement of court orders.
  • Provide quality service that continuously improves, that meets or exceeds public expectations, and that ensures that all are treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect.
  • Maintain the independence of the Judiciary while strengthening relations with the public, the bar, and the other branches of government.
  • Acknowledge and enhance the potential of every person in our organization to contribute to the administration of justice through participation, training, and technology.
  • Share a sense of common identity and purpose as a statewide Judiciary.
  • Earn the respect and confidence of an informed public.

Statement of Core Values

Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service


  • Accept Payment of Tickets/Fines
  • Provide Day in Court to Resolve Matters
  • Accept Citizen’s complaints for Filing
  • Community Dispute Resolution Program-Mediation

 What is my ticket fine amount?

You can view the amount of your fine at the state website or contact the court directly as information varies on a case by case basis.

 What is my court date?

Please contact the court at 908 474-8423 as information varies on a case by case basis.


Opening hours

  • Sunday
  • Monday
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday