Ridgefield, New Jersey

photos of Ridgefield
Municipal Court

New Jersey Court Rules Part VII govern the practice and procedure in the Municipal Courts in all matters within their statutory jurisdiction, including disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses; other non-indictable offenses not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court; violations of motor vehicle and traffic, fish and game, and boating laws; proceedings to collect penalties where jurisdiction is granted by statute; violations of county and municipal ordinances; and all other proceedings in which jurisdiction is granted by statute.

Judge: Hon. Crystal Calabrese, JMC

Prosecutor: Michael Candelmo, Esq

Court Administrator: Jasna Gega

Deputy Court Administrator: Susan Taffaro

Mailing Address: 700 Shaler Boulevard, Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Court Location:  700 Shaler Boulevard, Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Telephone:   (201) 943-7155
Fax:             (201) 943-8932

Violation Bureau Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bail: Can be posted at the Court office on the 2nd floor during operational hours and at the Police Department when Court office is closed.

Paying Tickets Online

To pay a ticket online, please visit: www.njmcdirect.com

2024 Ridgefield Municipal Court Sessions

JANUARY 9  23 30
FEBRUARY 13  27  
MARCH 12  26  
APRIL 9  23 30
MAY 14  20  
JUNE 11  25  
JULY 9  23 30
AUGUST 13  27  
SEPTEMBER 10  24  
OCTOBER 8  22 29
NOVEMBER 12  26  

Online Municipal Case Resolution System:

To further minimize foot traffic at the courthouse, the municipal court now offers online ticket review to dispute certain moving violations through the Online Municipal Case Resolution System. By having a moving violation reviewed online, it may not be necessary for you to make any court appearance, physically or virtually. Please visit www.njmcdirect.com  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 as to the prosecutor’s recommendation / plea offer.

Plea by Mail Affidavit:

You may also receive correspondence from the court if your case is eligible for resolution using a plea by mail affidavit. If eligible, the prosecutor will offer his recommendations on a “Request to Approve Plea Agreement" form along with a “Plea by Mail Affidavit” form. The forms may be sent to you by the court. If you agree to the resolution, you will be required to sign and return the same to the court. When received, it may not be necessary for you to make any court appearance, physically or virtually to have your matter resolved.

Plea by Mail: https://www.njcourts.gov/sites/default/files/forms/10715_plea_mail.pdf

Your Day in Court: https://www.njcourts.gov/sites/default/files/forms/10959_yourdayincourt_8x11.pdf

Municipal Court Opening Statement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_zJg-XLde0

Do I qualify for a Public Defender? https://www.njcourts.gov/sites/default/files/forms/10110_muni_5a.pdf

Where may I pay my fine: www.NJMCdirect.com or www.NJcourts.gov

Municipal Court Appeal Forms: https://www.njcourts.gov/sites/default/files/forms/10559_muni_appeal_kit.pdf

Court Fines:

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/license/points-schedule.htm

Records Request Application Form Online: https://www.njcourts.gov/sites/default/files/forms/10200_records_req.pdf



Home | About Us | Legal Notices | Boards & Committees | Borough Code | Borough Directory | Mayor and Council | Public Safety | Departments | Forms & Applications | Tenant Advocate | Material Safety Data Sheets | Outdoor Alerting System Status | Information Notification System | Website Map | Save the Date | Agendas & Minutes | Service Request | E-Mail Updates | Helpful Links
Government Websites by Catalis
Printer-friendly Version