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Municipal Court

Court Administrator
Andover Township Municipal Building

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

(973) 383-4280, extension 227
(973) 383-6328 FAX

Helga Walls


Municipal Judge
Judge James G. Devine


General Information

This Court has jurisdiction over parking offenses, motor vehicle violations, Township ordinance offenses, and certain misdemeanor charges.

Fine Amounts
The fine amount depends upon the offense. For information about the fine amount and other applicable charges, contact the Court Administrator or visit the following website: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/

Court Sessions
Contact the court office to be scheduled. Adjournments are given in medical emergencies only, and proof from a doctor is required.

Municipal Court sessions are held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Andover Township Municipal Building, 134 Newton Sparta Road, in Andover Township.

Upon arrival, please check in with the Court Administrator.

Defendant Responsibilities
You must personally appear at all scheduled hearings.
You must immediately advise the Court Administrator of any change in your mailing address.
You must have your attorney send a Letter of Representation to the Court Administrator, if you hire an attorney.
You must provide the Court Administrator with the name(s) and address(es) of your witness(es) at least seven (7) days prior to your hearing date, if you plan to call witnesses.

Payment of Fines
If a case does not mandate a court appearance, fines may be paid any time prior to the court date shown on the summons. Fines may be paid in person at the Andover Township Municipal Building, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Payments can also be mailed to the Andover Township Municipal Court, 134 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860. Fines are payable by personal check, money order, cashier's check, or cash. Traffic ticket fines can also be paid online at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/.