Municipal Court

Creation of the Court

The Newton Municipal Court was created by the adoption of the New Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and was founded in 1947. The Court falls under the jurisdiction of the State Administrative Office of the Court (AOC), supervised by Assignment Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz, AJSC, of the Superior Court of Morristown. The AOC audits court activities and procedures, and requires that the Municipal Court staff members prepare and submit reports to be used as the basis for the Annual Comparison Statistical Report, which is issued by the AOC.

Consolidation of Newton and Green Municipal Courts

On January 1, 2015, the Town of Newton entered into an Interlocal Services Agreement with Green Township for the consolidation of their Municipal Courts. The daily operation and court sessions of the Municipal Court of Green Township and the Municipal Court of the Town of Newton will be conducted at the Newton Municipal Building. As a Shared Court, each court remains separate, each keeping their own identity.

Ticket Payments

Each Municipal Court offers payment of your tickets through the New Jersey Municipal Court Direct website. The Newton Court Code is 1915. The Green Court Code is 1908.

Court Sessions

Newton and Green Court Schedule:
  • First Appearances: 9:00 am
  • Pro-se: Case Management: 9:00 am
  • Attorney Case Management: 11:00 am
  • Trials: 1:30 pm
All sessions of the Newton Municipal Court and Green Municipal Court are open to the public. Use of a statewide computer system gives Court personnel access to a wide variety of information about outstanding fines owed to a Court, and records pertaining to suspension of driving privileges.

For Jury Duty, Probation, Divorce, Juvenile and Family Court please call the Sussex County Courthouse at 973-579-0675.

Records Request

Please note, the Municipal Courts are not bound by the OPRA requests that are sent to Municipal Clerks. Kindly go to the following website and go to the forms section, pro-se, form 10200. This is a fillable form in which you can type in the information and send to the court. Please also note on the form if you would like a certified disposition or not. If a certified copy is needed there is a $10.00 fee, otherwise there is a $5.00 fee per disposition.