Welcome to the Westfield Municipal Court.
The Westfield Municipal Court is part of the New Jersey State Judiciary. 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.
We are a court of statutory jurisdiction having authority to hear and dispose of:
- Disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses and other non-indictable offenses except where exclusive jurisdiction is given to the Superior Court.
- Proceedings to collect a penalty where jurisdiction is granted by statute.
- Violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws (including parking violations)
- Municipal and county Ordinance violations, certain penalty enforcement codes, health code violation, fish and game, weight and measures and all other proceeding within the territorial jurisdiction of Westfield Municipal Court.
- Serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or assault, may start out as complaints filed in the Municipal court but are transferred to the Superior Court located at the county courthouse.
Virtual Court Sessions
In-Court Sessions are currently suspended. Virtual court sessions are being held to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19.
To minimize foot traffic at the Westfield Municipal Courthouse during the COVID-19 pandemic, Westfield Municipal Court is conducting virtual court sessions using Zoom. If an individual chooses to have their case heard via virtual court session and their matter is eligible, then he/she will not have to appear in person, at the courthouse. This option is available for most court matters, however not all.
AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
No court proceedings, including proceedings conducted by audio or video, may be photographed, recorded, broadcast, or otherwise transmitted without the express permission of the Court. This invitation shall not be forwarded to anyone other than the intended recipient. Anyone failing to abide by the provisions of these guidelines may be subject to discipline by the court and/or charged with contempt of court and brought before a judge for alleged violation of R 1:10-1, punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months or a fine of up to $1000, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3 and N.J.S.A. 2C: 43-8 and may be charged with a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 29-9 (Criminal Contempt), as deemed appropriate by law enforcement.”
Virtual Request Form
If you have a case and are interested in appearing virtually, please fill-out and submit the request form. Attorneys, you may also use this form to request a virtual court date for you and your client.
If your case qualifies for a virtual court session, we will schedule your matter. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to participate.
New Online Municipal Case Resolution - No Court Appearance Required!
Westfield Municipal Court now offers online tickets review to dispute certain moving violations through the Online Municipal Case Resolution System. By having a moving violation reviewed online, it is not necessary to make any court appearance. Simply visit the New Jersey Municipal Courts website and enter your ticket information to see if your offense is eligible, and select the option for Case Dispute.
Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by a prosecutor and you will be notified with his recommendation. See if you are eligible to have your matter reviewed online.
If your matter is not eligible for online ticket review, you can still request to have certain tickets heard in the Westfield Virtual Municipal Court. Scheduled virtual court matter are heard using Zoom video conferencing. You will receive a notice and instructions on how to appear.
To plead not guilty, register for virtual court.
The violation window is open. Payments can be made online or can be dropped off at our Municipal Court drop box located in the Police Department lobby at 425 East Broad Street. Staff will be available by phone at 908-789-4060 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Municipal Court Forms
Please complete the forms and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail 425 East Broad Street, Westfield NJ 07090 addressed to Westfield Municipal Court. For any other information please contact the Westfield Municipal Court at 908-789-4060.