556 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ, 07724
Stacy Kitson, Court Administrator
Phone: 732-542-3400 Ext. 373
Tinton Falls Court is in session
on Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.
Eatontown Court is in session
on Thursday, 8:00 a.m.
Monmouth Beach Court is in session on
the 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
Court Office Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The Tinton Falls Municipal Court is a part of the unified state system of courts, supervised by the Administrative Office of the Courts and, ultimately, the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The most direct oversight of all municipal courts in Monmouth County is by the Assignment Judge of Superior Court and the Trial Court Administrator.
The court officers in Tinton Falls are the Municipal Judge, the Municipal Court Administrator (formerly known as the Municipal Court clerk), the Deputy Court Administrator, the Violations Clerk and the Data Entry Clerk. The Prosecutor, who must be an attorney, is supervised by the Police Department. All of these positions are filled by appointment of the Mayor. A Public Defender may be appointed at the municipal level.
The Superior Court in Freehold handles all indictable offenses. On occasion, the same municipal court structure functions as a special court, with the Municipal Judge presiding, to address particular problems, such as a backlog in drunken-driving offenses.
The municipal court addresses all offenses categorized as disorderly persons, traffic (e.g. driving while intoxicated), health department matters, violations of fish and game regulations, and specific violations concerned with juveniles. The court administrator must meet additional requirements imposed by The Domestic Violence Act and amendments to the drug laws.
Also known as Community Dispute Resolution Program (CDRP).
The CDRP is a group of experienced and trained volunteers from the community, appointed by the Court, approved at the County level, who assist citizens in resolving their disputes through the process of Mediation. Its' fundamental purpose is to function as a service to the community by endeavoring to helpfully intervene in dispute prior to the case formally entering the criminal justice system. Mediation sessions are confidential, therefore Mediators are prohibited from discussing the case with anyone prior to or after the conference. Only those individuals directly related to the case are allowed to be present. Once a complaint is filed the Municipal Court Judge will determine whether or not a case is to be sent to Mediation or onto Court. Not all cases are eligible to participate in the CDRP. Cases that cannot be resolved through Mediation or those considered too complex will be referred back to the Municipal Court for a scheduled formal hearing.
The CDRP operates under specific rules that have been established by the NJ State Supreme Court Committee on Dispute Resolution Programs.
Municipal Court - FAQ
What is your Court Code?
Tinton Falls: 1336
Monmouth Beach: 1333