General Information
Phone Numbers
609.844.7159
Fax: 609.844.7156
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
2211 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence Township ,
NJ
08648

Hours
Violation Bureau M - F
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Municipal Court

About Us

Municipal courts decide more cases than any other court in the State. The Lawrence Township Municipal Court convenes on Monday evenings at 4:30 P.M. Often special sessions are scheduled to cover DWI cases or other specific matters. The Municipal Judge is appointed by Council for a three year term. The Township provides the services of a Prosecutor and Public Defender for the Municipal Court.

There is a Community dispute resolution Committee that is called upon by the Judge to attempt to mediate some of the cases that come before the Court that has been very successful over the years.

Court Sessions - Updated April 27, 2020

  • ALL IN PERSON MUNICIPAL COURT SESSIONS ARE SUSPENDED. Virtual court sessions began on May 13th. If you are interested in working out your case by way of plea by mail, and avoiding a future appearance in court, please email the Municipal Prosecutor Al Vuocolo, to see if this is an option for you. Please include your ticket or complaint number in the email.
  • Additionally, Lawrence Court Offices will be closed to the public until further notice See Notice. Please also be aware that the Township now has a mailbox located outside of the North door entrance. You may deposit any payments or correspondence in this mailbox.

Court Sessions

  • Monday Evenings - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Day - 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Day - 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Municipal Court receives and files all complaints signed by law enforcement officers and private citizens for violations that occur within Lawrence Township. Types of cases include violations of state traffic laws, petty disorderly and disorderly persons offenses, and Township Ordinance violations.

The Court Office is responsible for the scheduling of cases, collection of fines, record keeping, and report of dispositions to a variety of agencies some of which include the New Jersey State Police and the Motor Vehicle Commission. Court sessions are open proceedings and may be viewed by the public. There is no jury in a Municipal Court proceeding. Testimony is taken from the complainant, defendant, and any witnesses, and a decision is rendered by the judge based on the facts presented.

If you are interested in working out your case using the Municipal Case Resolution Program and avoiding a future appearance in court, please logon to www.njmcdirect.com. Once you enter your ticket information, you can select the option of Municipal Case Resolution to submit your request to the Municipal Prosecutor.

Payment Methods
We currently accept cash, check, money order, Visa and MasterCard: however they can not be connected to a debit account if paid at the violations window.

Click here to pay your Lawrence Municipal Court fines online.

Meet The Municipal Judge

Meet The Municipal Court Administrator

Meet The Municipal Prosecutor

Meet The Public Defender

Please send all correspondence to courtdocs@lawrencetwp.com

Additional Resources

The New Jersey Judiciary website.

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

Lawrence Township Ordinances