Municipal Court

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.

Vision Statement

We will be a court system, characterized by excellence, that strives to attain justice for the individual and society through the rule of law. We will:

  • Provide equal access to a fair and effective system of justice for all without excess cost, inconvenience, or delay, with sensitivity to an increasingly diverse society.
  • Offer complementary methods of dispute resolution while preserving the constitutional right to trial by an impartial judge or jury and ensuring compliance with the results achieved through effective enforcement of court orders.
  • Provide quality service that continuously improves, that meets or exceeds public expectations, and that ensures that all are treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect.
  • Maintain the independence of the Judiciary while strengthening relations with the public, the bar, and the other branches of government.
  • Acknowledge and enhance the potential of every person in our organization to contribute to the administration of justice through participation, training, and technology.
  • Share a sense of common identity and purpose as a statewide Judiciary.
  • Earn the respect and confidence of an informed public.

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


  • Accept Payment of Tickets/Fines
  • Provide Day in Court to Resolve Matters
  • Accept Citizen's complaints for Filing
  • Community Dispute Resolution Program-Mediation

View State Forms to Represent Yourself in Court (Pro Se) from the NJS Website

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q. What is my ticket fine amount?
    A. You can view the amount of your fine at the state website or contact the court directly as information varies on a case by case basis.
  • Q. What is my court date?
    A. Please contact the court at 908 474-8423 as information varies on a case by case basis.

Court Administrator Susan Sanchez
Tel: 908.474.8429

Deputy Court Administrator Carole Birch
Tel: 908.474.8423

Deputy Court Administrator Doretha Blassingame
Tel: 908.474.8423

Location City Hall, 2rd Floor
301 North Wood Avenue
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30am-3pm

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