Fair Haven, New Jersey
Borough of Fair Haven, New Jersey

Municipal Court

James Newman, Muncipal Judge

Carol A. Dice, Court Administrator


Fax: 732-530-7150

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Municipal Court is held in the Callman Court Building, 80 East River Road, Rumson, NJ  Court Sessions are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

The following matters are heard in Municipal Court:

  • Traffic and parking summons
  • Criminal matters (Disorderly, Petty Disorderly)
  • Borough ordinance violations



All summonses, whether traffic, criminal or ordinance violations must be answered either by payment or a personal appearance in court. If a person fails to respond by the date shown on the summons, the court must take further action.

To make payment of parking or traffic tickets via the internet, logon to www.njmcdirect.com.

If the violation charged is payable, a Failure to Appear notice is sent the defendant. An additional $10.00 penalty is assessed and the defendant is warned that a warrant will be issued and driving privileges will be suspended in New Jersey and 40+ other states if payment is not received by the date shown on the notice.

If the violation charged requires a personal appearance in court and the defendant fails to appear, the judge will order that a warrant for arrest is issued and a bail amount will be assessed.

Your Rights as a Defendant in the Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey

Below, there is a list of more common vehicle violations:

Unregistered Vehicle $54.00
Failure to exhibit a drivers license or registration $180.00
Failure to inspect $130.00
Unclear plates $54.00
Maintenance of lamps $54.00
Failure to wear seatbelt $46.00
Failure to observe signal $85.00
Failre to turn $85.00

Driving over speed limit

1-9 MPH $85.00
10-14 MPH $95.00
15-19 MPH $105.00
20-24 MPH $200.00


  1. You are PRESUMED TO BE INNOCENT until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
  2. You have the RIGHT TO BE INFORMED OF THE CHARGES against you.
  3. You have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT concerning the charges against you, and anything you say may be held against you.
  5. You have the RIGHT TO BE ASSIGNED AN ATTORNEY if the judge determines that you are convicted, you will either go to jail, receive a substantial fine or your driver?s license will be suspended.
  6. You have the RIGHT TO REQUEST A REASONABLE POSTPONEMENT so that you may have an opportunity to consult with your attorney and prepare a proper defense.
  7. You have the RIGHT TO TESTIFY OR NOT TO TESTIFY on your own behalf.
  8. You have the RIGHT TO CALL OR SUBPOENA WITNESSESS to testify on your behalf.
  9. You have the RIGHT TO APPEAL within twenty (20) days of any conviction.

If you think you need the services of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court prior to your appearance in court.