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You must call the court to enter a not guilty plea PRIOR to the court date listed on your ticket. We will schedule your case to be heard in court. On the day of your court appearance you will have the opportunity to speak to the prosecutor.
The Municipal Court accepts for filing all complaints. In order to sign a complaint for an offense that occurred within the jurisdiction of Stafford Township. You need to come into the court office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please note we do not take complaints on court dates (refer to the court website). You should have the following information with you:
- Name and address of person whom you wish to sign against
- Time and date of offense
- Statute number which relates to the offense
- License plate number and description of motor vehicle if you wish to sign a traffic summons
- A brief description of the incident
You may complete this form in advance, print it and bring it with you to the court office.
If you wish to be represented by the public defender, you must complete the below application and submit it to the court. In order to be eligible, you must be charged with a consequence of magnitude and your income must fall within the guidelines established. The Judge may require you to submit proof of your income. If approved there will be a fee assessed not to exceed $200.
You must postbail either at the Stafford Township Municipal Court during business hours orat any local police department twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days aweek. As a courtesy a follow up court date will be given to allow you to resolve the matter. However, the warrant will remain in effect until you appear, post bail or are arrested.
If you feel the warrant should not have been issued, please contact the court immediately to discuss.
You must contact the court to find out the amount due. You may also perform a case search on the Municipal Court Case Search website. After you pay the ticket you will have to provide your receipt to the State of NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. They will assess you a $100 restoration fee to reinstate your driving privilege.
Shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported, and in the course of travel, shall include only such deviations as are reasonably necessary under the circumstances. The firearm should not be directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm and ammunition must be in a locked container other than the vehicle's glove compartment or console.
The following guidelines are provided in order to assist law enforcement officers in applying New Jersey's firearms laws to persons who are transporting firearms through the State of New Jersey. Guidelines
You can drop off carpet at our bulk drop off site located at 320 Haywood Road, No contractors or trailers are permitted, please see Bulk Drop Off rules for further information or call 609 597-1000 ext. 8556 or 8609
Sure. Currently, in Stafford Township there is no ordinance to restrict ‘Low Speed Vehicles (LSV)’.
However, there are State restrictions to operate a golf cart (LSV). Here are some bullet points to at least address the basic questions we have been receiving:
Construction companies routinely request police presence at a construction job which will involve some sort of interference with normal traffic flow. If you require assistance in setting up police officers please contact fill out the REQUEST FORM
Child Passenger Safety
Governor Murphy signed legislation in 2019 changing the law on electric scooters and bicycles or e-scooters and e-bikes. The previous framework classified these methods of transport as motor vehicles and thus required a license, registration, and insurance to operate on the roadways.
Since none of these qualified to become registered it was a dead end on the usage unless on private property with permission.
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To file a pothole damage claim, please contact the Department of Treasury's Office of Risk Management at 609-292-4347 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Potholes should still be reported using the online form provided so NJDOT can make the necessary repairs.
Please complete this Pot Hole Reporting Form to the best of your ability and NJDOT will take it from there.
Assessments are not limited to fines. There are mandatory assessments on disorderly person’s complaints. Court costs are $33, VCCB $50, SNSC $75 in addition to the "fine." In addition, there may be additional assessments or surcharges for certain offenses.
Please call the court immediately with your driver’s license number or plate number for a parking ticket so we can search our database.
Credit cards are not accepted by the court office. However, the State of NJ Judiciary has a website where motor vehicle violations that are listed on the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule may be paid using a credit card. You must have your ticket number and your license plate number available in order to utilize this system. Please note there is a convenience fee for the service. You can log onto to www.njmcdirect.com.
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Training is scheduled as a 4-hour block. We will start with basics for new users. This will take approximately 2 hours. We will take a short break and then return to spend the second half focusing on questions from current users.