Municipal Court

Court Mandatory Tickets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in person court sessions. With the use of ZOOM, cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. Please contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address. Court Sessions are held virtually on Tuesdays for pro se cases and Thursdays for Attorney cases.


The Bedminster Court is a Shared Court which includes:

Bedminster Township - 1801

Bernard’s Township - 1802

Bernardsville Borough - 1803

Peapack Gladstone - 1815


Plea of Not Guilty

If you wish to plead not guilty, you must contact the court 7 days prior to the date listed on your ticket.

If you have received a payable ticket and wish to plead not guilty, it can be Disputed online by entering in your ticket information at This process will elevate the necessity of a ZOOM court appearance. 



Payments can be made online with credit or debit card at

You can make payments in person at the Court office, by only cash, check or money order or mail check or money order. We do not accept credit card payments at the office.

Payments by mail are to be by check or money order made payable to the Municipal Court by which you were charged.   Please print the ticket number on the front of the check or money order.  If you would like a copy of your receipt, your payment must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH.


Records Requests

Please complete this fillable form by typing in the information and send to the court. Please also note on the form if you would like a certified disposition or not. If a certified copy is needed there is a $10.00 fee, otherwise there is a $5.00 fee per disposition.


Helpful Links

Need help finding you ticket? Municipal Court Case Search (

Want to see if your ticket has points? View NJ Motor Vehicle Point System

Any questions or inquires please use the following email [email protected] 

Municipal Court Staff

Honorable Katherine E. Howes
Municipal Court Judge

Daniela Cordero, MCA
Municipal Court Administrator

Elizabeth Dabbagh
Deputy Court Administrator  

Richard Gruters
Violations Clerk

Elena Kikis

Violations Clerk

Kevin Hewitt, Esq
Municipal Prosecutor

Scott Mitzner, Esq.
Public Defender

Bedminster Shared Court Mailing address:

45 Miller Lane, Bedminster, NJ 07921

Phone (908) 212-7020

Fax Number (908) 212-7006

Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm.