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Municipal Court of South Plainfield
2480 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
Phone: (908) 226-7651
Fax: (908) 754-5628
Office hours - Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hon. Katherine Howes, Judge
Karen R. Costantino, Court Administrator
Dawn DaPonte, Deputy Court Administrator
Yolanda Diaz, Asst. Violations Clerk
Savitree Ramrup, Senior Docket Clerk
Janine Calvey, Docket Clerk
Thomas J. Lanza, Esq., Prosecutor
Paul R. Garelick, Esq. Prosecutor
Edward Santoro, Jr. Esq., Public Defender
The Municipal Court has the responsibility to maintain all traffic, parking and criminal complaints issued by South Plainfield Police Officers as well as the State Police and Middlesex Sherrif's Officers for incidents occurring within the municipality. It is also a repository for complaints issued by the Board of Health, Zoning Officer, Fire Inspectors, Consumer Affairs, NJ Sales Tax, Withholding Tax violations, Environmental and Solid Waste issues and S.P.C.A. as well as private citizen complaints. It also handles motions to suppress and search & seizure hearings.
The Municipal Court accepts complaints, sets bail, issues arrest warrants and must be familiar with all statutes and court rules pertaining to these matters. It is also responsible for handling and accurately accounting for all moneys collected, maintaining detailed records and files and the proper disbursement of these funds at the end of each month.
Court is held each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
No 7:00 p.m. court session is held on the 1st Wednesday of the month
No court sessions are held on the 5th Wednesday
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Debit Cards for the payment of fines, court costs and bail or you may pay over the internet at www.njmcdirect.com