The Englewood Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic matters that occur within the boundary of the City of Englewood, as well as all disorderly person offenses and City ordinance violations. It has all the functions, powers, duties, and jurisdictions conferred upon municipal courts by the provisions of the New Jersey Statutes Title (NJ.S.A 2A:8-1).
The Englewood Municipal Court Administrator is responsible for:
- Carrying out the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the operation of the Court.
- Interviewing and speaking to prospective complainants and receiving complaints and dispensing information relating to Court matters.
- Maintaining the financial records of the Court and entering them in the docket; arranging trial calendars; signing Court documents, preparing and issuing warrants and sufficiency and equity, and receiving and accounting for fines and costs.
Private citizens can pursue their own complaints. A police complaint is pursued by the Municipal Prosecutor. The Violations Bureau is where fines are paid in person or through the mail. If the charge(s) on your summons and complaint can be taken care of without a Court appearance, the summons should be marked with the amount of the fine listed. These are mostly traffic offenses. Certain traffic offenses are not payable and the defendant must appear in Court. If you pay by mail, you must sign the front of the ticket indicating you are pleading guilty to the charge(s). Please make checks payable to the City of Englewood Municipal Court.
Englewood Municipal Court proceedings are governed by City ordinances, court rules, and State statutes. Court employees are not allowed to give legal advice, but will be happy to answer procedural questions.
Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, and victims are to contact the municipal court and email Debbian Barr or call 201-569-0255 to provide your full name, email address, and cell phone number within seven days of court notice.
The Englewood Municipal Court Violations Window will open on March 15th, 2021 to the public by appointment only.
To schedule your appointment to discuss any court matters, please call the Court at 201-569-0255 extension 1.
For any call after 5 pm, please call 201-569-0255 extension 607 to leave a message and your call will be returned the next day.
Court sessions will continue virtually. There are no in-person court sessions.