CONTACT INFORMATION

Belleville Town Hall, 2nd Floor
152 Washington Avenue
Belleville, NJ  07109
Phone:  973-450-3319
Fax: 973-450-0935

WEATHER CANCELLATION ALERTS

Call: 973-450-3319

IN COURT SESSIONS

  • Tuesday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • Wednesday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • Wednesday Night (alternate Weds)
    – 6:00PM-8:00PM

MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS

  • Joseph Angelo, Esq.
  • Frank P. Cozzarelli, Esq.

PUBLIC DEFENDERS

  • Hilary Brunell, Esq.
  • James Cundari, Esq.

COURT STAFF

  • Yara Bossolt, Municipal Court Administrator
  • Roberta Almeida, Deputy Municipal Court Administrator

IMPORTANT LINKS

Belleville has a very active Municipal Court.   It handles a wide variety of both criminal and civil cases involving matters such as:

  • Disorderly person offenses
  • Petty disorderly person offenses
  • Municipal and county violations
  • Traffic violations
  • Construction violations
  • Health code violations

Interpreting Issues

If you need the services of an interpreter, please notify the Municipal Court administrator prior to your appearance in court.

Domestic Violence

Essex County Family Justice CenterEssex County Family Justice Center provides coordinated and confidential services to domestic violence victims and their children in one central safe location.   The Center is located at:

89 Market Street
2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 286-3890

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)

  • How do I find out how much my ticket costs The cost of a ticket will depend on whether it is a local or State violation.   The Local Violations Schedule is presented in the table below.   The State Violations Schedule can be accessed at the following link:

 STATEWIDE VIOLATIONS BUREAU SCHEDULE
NJ Courts MCDirect

 

LOCAL SUPPLEMENTAL VIOLATIONS BUREAU SCHEDULE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do I know if my ticket has points as a result?

This Court does not issue points;   that is a function of the Motor Vehicle Commission.   Contact the Motor Vehicle Commission at:

(888) 486-3339 toll-free in NJ
(609) 292-6500 out-of-state
(609) 292-5120 TTY

or you may visit the NJ State Judiciary website at NJMCDirect:

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Should I hire a lawyer?

Sentences in Municipal Court may include jail time, probation, community service, loss of driver’s license, restitution and fines in addition to other penalties.  A conviction of a disorderly or petty disorderly persons offense would also result in a criminal record.  Therefore, persons appearing in Municipal Court may wish to be represented by an attorney.  If you do not know an attorney, you may contact:

The New Jersey Attorney Referral Office
The Essex County Bar Association

NEW JERSEY'S MUNICIPAL COURT SYSTEM

If you would like to learn more about New Jersey’s Municipal Court system and access many useful related documents, the links below will assist you in this capacity.