Chesilhurst Municipal Court

Municipal Court and Violations Bureau

The Municipal Court office/ Violations Bureau handles all criminal complaints, ordinance violations and traffic tickets issued in the municipality. This includes complaints and tickets issued by Chesilhurst Police. This office schedules cases for hearings, arrange the court calendar, records court proceedings, and assists the judge in court. The Court Office/Violations bureau collects all fines and accepts bail for outstanding warrants.

To make payments online for traffic and non-traffic visit:

Carol Fabietti
Donna Platt
Public Defender
Michael Smolensky, Esq.
Court Staff
Marica Bookman, Court Administrator
Karen Paullin, DCA


201 Grant Ave
Chesilhurst NJ 08089
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Phone: (856) 767-1548

Fax: (856) 753-8093

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Court Sessions:
3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM

Request a Plea Offer from Prosecutor

Chesilhurst Court Code: 0409

ALL payable offenses are now able to be disputed online without having to make a court appearance. To request a plea, offer from the prosecutor for a ticket online:

Go to and enter your ticket information to search for your ticket (if you do not have your ticket information on hand, click here to perform a case search to find your ticket information – you will still need to know your license plate #).

  • Then, select the option to “Request a Plea Offer from the Prosecutor “. This will prompt you to create an eCourts log-in.
  • Follow the proceeding instructions provided to continue to request a plea offer for the ticket.
  • Once logged into the Enterprise Portal you will select the “Municipal Case Resolution” tile and click on the tile “Request Plea Offer from Prosecutor.” Then search for your ticket with the court code (0409), ticket prefix, and ticket number. Once your ticket is found, select the “Plea Offer” button to begin submitting your request to the prosecutor.
  • If you have any documents/pictures you would like to submit to the prosecutor to view, you will submit them through the Municipal Case Resolution tile, NOT through the Evidence Submission tile.

*More information on Requesting a Plea Offer from Prosecutor:

  1. If the prosecutor agrees to recommend a lesser charge, you will receive an email from the court with the proposed lesser charge.
    2. If you choose to plead guilty to the lesser charge, the judge will review the charge and your plea and decide whether to accept it.
    3. If you choose not to plead guilty to the lesser charge, you can either:
    a. Ask for a court date to address the charge in court; or
    b. Plead guilty to the original charge and pay the fees online.

You can only make one plea offer request for each ticket.

*If your offense is NOT a payable offense, please contact the court to enter a not-guilty plea and provide your contact information (valid email address, phone number, mailing address).

Who do I make my check or money order payable to?

Chesilhurst Municipal Court

Should I include my summons or complaint number on my check or money order?

Yes, please include your summons or complaint number to insure you receive credit for your payment.

Do you accept credit cards as a form of payment?

Yes, this office accepts Visa, Mastercard and Debit.

What if my ticket is not paid by the date that appears at the bottom of the ticket? (Located on the ticket where it says notice to appear).

If your ticket is not paid by the due date, there will be a $10 late fee added.

My ticket is not marked court appearance required; how do I know if I should appear?

If your ticket is not marked court appearance required then most likely you do not need to appear, however if your ticket is not marked court appearance required and is a more serious violation then you should call the court to determine whether you should appear or not.

Are my fines due in full?

All fines are due in full. If you appear in court, you will be expected to pay all fines on that date.

I do not have transportation to come to court.

We do not provide transportation, so if you need transportation you must make arrangements before your court date, we will not postpone your court date due to transportation issues.

What do I do when I get to court?

When you appear in court have a seat in the courtroom. Court Staff will advise you what to do at that time.

Can I pay my ticket, traffic or criminal time payment order online?

Yes. Payable traffic tickets, traffic and criminal time payment orders can be paid online at www.nimcdirect,com.

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