Municipal Court

While maintaining separate books and records, Montgomery Township shares court personnel and facilities with Hillsborough Township as part of a shared services agreement to realize cost-savings for our taxpayers. See contacts and address for additional information.

If you have a ticket or a criminal complaint you may always pay it online. All tickets are payable at the Joint Municipal Court Office at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex at 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

The Municipal Court hears all motor vehicle, disorderly persons offenses, weights/measures complaints, fish & game violations, local ordinance violations, and citizen complaints. (i.e. Simple Assault; Shoplifting; Criminal Mischief). The goal of the Court is to ensure that every person is treated with respect and given a fair trial or experience in Municipal Court. The Municipal Court Office:

  • Prepares and schedules Municipal Court sessions, as well as any “Special Court Sessions”
  • Prepares the weekly Court Calendar for Court Sessions.
  • Attends Court sessions for the purpose of maintaining a tape recording and log; as well as processing payments and other court orders from the bench.
  • Keeps current on motor vehicle laws, disorderly persons laws, and administrative issues and updates the Township Administrator and Township Committee on changes that may have an effect on other municipal offices.
  • Processes private citizen complaints (motor vehicle/disorderly) and makes the determination of probable cause before a complaint is signed. The court may recommend and send private citizen complaints to “mediation ” by the Community Dispute Resolution Program. This is an alternative to formal court proceedings and if citizens are unable to resolve their dispute, they still have the option of presenting the matter to the Court.
  • Enters all motor vehicle summons and criminal complaints. Follows up on cases in a timely fashion as to any late notices; rescheduling; issuance of warrants or suspension of driver's licenses.
  • The Court Administrator is responsible for all financial and purchasing procedures for the Court.
  • The Judge and Court Administrators are on call for the Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For further information about the Joint Municipal Court see the webpage or call 908-369-3532.

Staff Contacts

Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex Office of Court Administration
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
United States

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40.5066312, -74.6751237

Community Center

Otto Kaufman
356 Skillman Road
Skillman, NJ 08558
(609) 466-3023

Main Offices


Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: (908) 359-3222