Departments & Services

Municipal Court

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  • The mission of the Municipal Court is to provide for independent, fair and impartial administration of justice in a timely and efficient manner.
  • The department is comprised of the Judge, appointed for a three-year term, the Court Administrator and two Deputy Court Administrators.
  • The Municipal Court operates under the rules and laws promulgated by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the directives of the Administrative Office of the Courts.
  • Bernards Township Municipal Court has a Spanish interpreter available on court days.
  • The Legislature has provided the Municipal Court with jurisdiction generally in the following instances:
    • Violations of municipal ordinances
    • Violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws
    • Disorderly persons offenses and other non-indictable offenses, except where exclusive jurisdiction is granted to the Superior Court
    • Defined indictable offenses where indictment and jury trial are waived
    • Defined indictable offenses remanded by the Somerset County Prosecutor
    • Violations of State Fish and Game laws
    • Violations of Weights and Measures laws
    • Judge: Donald P. Bogosian JMC
  • Prosecutor: Stephen O. Davis
  • Public Defender: Scott Mitzner

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:What is your mailing address and fax number?
  • A:Bernards Township Municipal Court
    1 Collyer Lane
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    Fax: (908) 696-0385.
  • Q:What are my different methods of payment?
  • A:You can pay in person or online. If paying in person, you may pay by cash, check, money order, debit or credit cards. You pay online via credit card by going to In either case, please make sure you have your ticket and license plate number.
  • Q:What are your office hours and when is Municipal Court held?
  • A:Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our court sessions are every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

Departmental Contacts

Employee Name Position Phone Number
Luisa DeLeon Court Administrator (908) 204-3039
Marcella M. Hoover Deputy Court Administrator (908) 204-3035
Jordan Padovano Violations Clerk (908) 630-5538