Municipal Court

Municipal Court Address  
155 Powerville Road
 Boonton Township, NJ 07005

Municipal Court is in Session 
 Every 2nd Wednesday
 of the month
 starting at 9:00 AM 

Court Contact & Office Hours 
Joan Egan, Court Administrator/  ADA Coordinator
 & Violations Clerk
Phone: (973) 402-4006
 Fax: (973) 402-4013

Hours of Operation:
 Monday and Wednesday
 9:30AM to 11:30AM
 Except the 2nd Wednesday of the month when hours start at 1:00PM

Municipal Court Staff
 Andrew Wubbenhorst
 Municipal Court Judge
 John E. Horan, Esq.
 Municipal Court Prosecutor
 James P. McHugh, Esq.
 Public Defender

During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address. 

Welcome to the New Jersey Courts
(Bienvenido a los tribunales de Nueva Jersey) 

  • WE CAN explain and answer questions about how the court works.
  • WE CAN tell you what the requirements are to have your case considered by the court.
  • WE CAN give you some information from your case file.
  • We CAN provide you with sample court forms that are available.
  • WE CAN provide you with guidance on how to fill out forms.
  • WE CAN usually answer questions about court deadlines.
  • WE CANNOT give you legal advice.
  • WE CANNOT tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
  • WE CANNOT give you an opinion about what will happen if you ring your case to court.
  • We CANNOT recommend a lawyer, but we can provide you with the telephone number of a local lawyer referral service.
  • WE CANNOT talk to the judge for you about what will happen in your case.
  • WE CANNOT let you talk to the judge outside of court.
  • WE CANNOT change an order issued by a judge.

Mission Statement
We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

Statement of Core Values
Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service

Your Day in Court
(Sus derechos en el juzgado)
Here is a pamphlet that discusses your rights as a defendant in the municipal courts of the State of New Jersey.

How to Appeal a Decision of a Municipal Court
(Cómo apelar una decisión de un juzgado municipal)
A pamphlet that shows you how to appeal a decision by the municipal court.

ADA / Interpreter - If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator, Joan Egan, prior to your court appearance.

Forms of Payment

Regular Expungement - How to expunge your criminal and/or juvenile record.

Expedited Expungement If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violations, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.

MediationMediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.  

The following are links you may find helpful...

New Jersey Courts - For more information please to to the New Jersey Courts website at

How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record? - click here for more information.

MVC Points Schedule, restoration and other MVC issues - restoring your license or registration-

Municipal Records Request - click here for the form to request records of New Jersey Judicial records.

Judiciary Opening Statement Video - for model opening statements, criminal and traffic sessions opening videos

Local Ordinance Payable Violation Fees.pdf