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Joint Municipal Court

(973) 593-3029
Hartley Dodge Memorial Building
50 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

About the Joint Municipal Court

The Joint Municipal Court serves five towns: Borough of Madison, Borough of Chatham, Township of Chatham, Township of Harding,
and Township of Morris.

Where is the Joint Municipal Court located?  The Violations Bureau and the Courtroom are located at the Hartley Dodge Memorial, 50 Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey 07940.   All court sessions are held at the Hartley Dodge Memorial, 1st Floor, 50 Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey 07940.

What are the business hours?  Business hours are weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
Trial date adjournments must be requested during the business day.   The Court will not grant adjournments by leaving voice mail messages.

When is court in session?  

  • Borough of Madison meets every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. 

  • Borough of Chatham meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 5:00 p.m.  & 6:30 p.m.

  • Township of Chatham  meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.

  • Township of Harding meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 5:00 p.m.  & 6:30 p.m.

  • Township of Morris  meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 4:00 p.m.  & 6:00 p.m, and the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. 

 

Telephone #'s: 

Violation Bureau (973)593-3026 
Administrator (973) 593-3026
Fax Machine (973) 593-3029

 

The Joint Municipal Court is presided over by Judge Gary F. Troxell.  The Court staff consists of the  Municipal Court Administrator Frank J. Ciampi, Deputy Court Administrator Angela Esposito, Deputy Court Administrator Dawn Allgeier, and Deputy Court Administrator Theresa Rizzo.

The Joint Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic violations, parking violations, criminal disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly offenses and the Borough of Madison ordinances. The Municipal Judge also has the authority to issue domestic violence temporary restraining orders, authorize warrants for arrest, revoke driving privileges in the State of New Jersey, order Probation, community service and jail sentences as stipulated by statute. The Municipal Judge is also empowered to perform wedding ceremonies.

The Violations Bureau is open weekdays to the public between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.