The Municipal Court of Hackensack is responsible for processing criminal and traffic complaints issued within the City’s jurisdiction.
Tickets can be paid through the website offered by the judiciary which is www.njmcdirect.com and by mail or in person between 9am and 3:30pm at the violations window, which does not close for lunch.
Any questions relating to court dates, adjournments or any other inquiries should be directed to our office staff at 201-646-3971
Complaints are accepted for filing every day from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ONLY.
Please Note: The Municipal Court of Hackensack does not handle any matters that are related to the superior court which is located at 10 Main Street or the Central Bergen Municipal court which is located at 71 Hudson Street – Court Code 290
Credit Card Payments are an acceptable form of payment for court purposes.
The public can now ask the municipal prosecutor to review their traffic matters and may be able to resolve their case without having to appear in person, under a recent change to municipal court operations in New Jersey.
The Judiciary’s Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) program, which started in mid-May in approximately 30 municipal courts, allows court users to dispute a charge and provide information or evidence to municipal prosecutors online. The ODR program applies to 37 traffic offenses, such as speeding, failure to have an insurance card, or failure to yield, where defendants commonly provide additional documentation and seek a reduced charge before pleading guilty. Court users can make their requests for review to the municipal prosecutor through NJMC Direct webpage (www.NJMCdirect.com orwww.NJcourts.gov ). After reviewing the case, the prosecutor can offer a lesser charge or decline to change the charge. If a lesser charge is accepted, the matter will be reviewed by a judge for approval. If approved, the defendant does not need to go to court.
If the prosecutor declines to offer a lesser charge, or the judge does not approve the new charge, a hearing date is scheduled for the defendant to appear remotely.