Glenda Hickey, Court Administrator
E. Carter Corriston, Municipal Prosecutor
Louis G. Deangelis, Public Defender
2019 Court Sessions
Court sessions are held at the Tenafly Municipal Building, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07628
January 14th, 28th
February 11th, 25th
March 11th, 25th
June 10th, 24th
August 12th, 26th
Dumont Municipal Court Adjournment Process:
Pay Your Tickets Online:
You can pay your motor vehicle summons online at the New Jersey Municipal Courts Direct web site: http://njcourts.judiciary.state.nj.us/njmcdirect/atswepr2/home.do
Judiciary Records Request Form:
Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule link:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a court appearance required to resolve my summons?
If your offense is listed on the Statewide Violations Bureau schedule https://njcourts.gov/attorneys/assets/violations/part1bc.pdf?c=AJo and the officer did NOT check the “Court Appearance Required: box, you may pay the fine without an appearance if you are pleading guilty
Offenses that DO require a court appearance are:
39:3-10 Driving without a license
39:3-13.8 (A-F) Provisional license/permit holder violations
39:3-29 Failure to exhibit an insurance card
39:3-40 Driving while suspended
39:4-66.2 Avoiding traffic control signal/sign
39:4-77.1 Failure to remove snow from vehicle
39:4-96 Reckless driving
39:4-97.3 Use of hand held device while driving
39:4-98 Speeding (40 mph or more over limit)
39:4-129 Leaving the scene of an accident
39:4-130 Failure to report accident
39:6B-2 No Insurance on vehicle
39:8-9C Fraudulent display of inspection sticker
When is payment due?
If you wish to plead guilty to a payable offense, payment is due by the court date listed on the front, lower portion of the summons.
What form of payment is accepted?
The Dumont Municipal Court accepts cash and checks/money orders only. Credit and debit cards are not accepted. Payment can be made at the court office Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm, by mail or via the internet at www.njmcdirect.com. You may use certain credit/debit cards online. A check or money order, payable to the Dumont Municipal Court, should be mailed to 80 West Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628.
Can I change my court date?
Please refer to the Dumont Municipal Court adjournment policy ( insert PDF). If you have further questions, please contact the municipal court at (201) 387-5032/33.
What if I wish to plead not guilty?
If you wish to plead not guilty, you must notify the court at least 7 days prior to the date listed on the front of the summons. You will be advised of the date and time you need to appear in court.
How do I apply for a public defender?
If you wish to apply for a public defender, you must complete a Financial Questionnaire to Establish Indigency. The judge will review the completed form, grant his approval if you are eligible and advise you of the fee amount. The maximum amount charged for a public defender is $200.
Where can I get legal advice if I am not eligible for a Public Defender?
You may contact the N.J. State Bar Association for Bergen County Referral Service, 15 Bergen St. Hackensack, NJ 07601, 201-488-0044, https://www.bergenbar.org/lawyer-referral/
What do I do if I do not have money to pay my fines on court night?
Full payment is expected on court night. If you do not have the money to pay all your fines you must complete the Financial Questionnaire to Establish Indigency-Municipal Court Form. The judge will review the form and determine whether or not you are eligible for a Time Payment Plan.
How do I get a copy of my driver's abstract?
You may contact the N.J. Dept. of Motor Vehicles at 609-292-7500 or go on line at:
How do I file an appeal?
The Municipal Court must receive your Notice of Municipal Court Appeal form within 20 days (including weekends and holidays) from the date you were found guilty.
There is a $100 filing fee plus a transcript fee, which you must pay in advance. Both of these fees are non-refundable.
If you were represented by a court appointed attorney in your Municipal Court proceeding, please consult with that person prior to filing your appeal. The assigned counsel can help you file your appeal.
You may get an application at the Dumont Violations Office or at New Jersey Courts Online:
Still have a question? Please call the Violations Office at 201-387-5032/5033.
Where is Court Held?
Tenafly Municipal Builiding
100 Riveredge Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670