Municipal Court


Under the leadership of the Honorable Vincent L. Galasso, traffic, criminal and quasi criminal cases are heard beginning 3:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, with some exceptions.

Contact Us

If we may be of assistance, please call 201-664-2346, ext. 1013. The court fax number is 201-358-7757. We will make every effort to help you as quickly as possible.  

Please click here for the  Municipal Court Clerk's Office Hours.  Payments CANNOT be made at the 85 Harriot Ave., Harrington Park Court after the River Vale Court is closed.  Only general inquiries can be made at the Harrington Park location.

If the River Vale Court Office is closed and you need to post bail, please go to the Police Department.  If you wish to leave a non-cash payment, such as a check or money order, please make sure you place your ticket or complaint number in the memo section of the payment, place in envelope and slide under the door.  Checks and Money Orders are made payable to "River Vale Court."  DO NOT leave a cash payment.  The court cannot verify the amount being left.  All payments will be processed the next working business day.

Motor Vehicle Commission

For information regarding Motor Vehicle Commission issues, such as regional office locations, driver's license points, etc., please visit the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's website.

Online Summons Payment

If you would like to pay a summons (also referred to as a “ticket”), you may do so by visiting the NJMCdirect website. Before proceeding, please be aware of the following:
  1. Ensure that your summons does not require a court appearance. You can determine this by looking for the red writing towards the bottom of the summons that states “Court Appearance Required." If this is checked or otherwise marked and if the offense charged is not payable through the Violations Bureau, you must appear in court. A failure to appear in court may automatically generate a warrant for your arrest. To learn more about what to do next, view court information.
  2. Only motor vehicle summonses may be paid online.
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