Virtual Municipal Court Proceedings
South River Municipal Court will begin Virtual Municipal Court Proceedings. View the Virtual Court Notice (PDF) for more information.
Payment & Guilty Plea
You may plead guilty and pay the penalty if the check box "Court Appearance Required" has not been checked on your ticket and the offense is payable without the necessity of a court appearance. The more frequently charged payable offenses and penalities are listed on this page.
You may also either sign onto the New Jersey Courts website to determine if the offense is payable and the amount of the penalty or telephone the court. If you wish to pay the penalty, bring or mail your ticket, together with payment in the amount of the penalty, to the court prior to the court date displayed on the front of the ticket.
Offense Is Not Payable or Court Appearance Required
If the offense charged on the reverse side of the ticket is not payable, or if "Court Appearance Required" (see back of ticket) is checked, you must appear in court at the time and place indicated, even if you wish to plead guilty.
Plea of Not Guilty
If you wish to plead not guilty, you must notify the court at the address and telephone number as shown below at least 7 days prior to the court date listed on the front of the ticket. If you fail to notify the court, it may be necessary for you to make additional court appearances. If you fail to do so, your case will not be heard on that day.
Penalties for Commonly Charged Offenses
|Title 39||Offense||Payable Amount|
|3-29||Failure to Exhibit Driver's License or Registration (Excludes Failure to Exhibit Insurance ID Card)||$180|
|3-66||Maintenance of Lamps||$54|
|3-76.cf||Failure to Wear Seatbelt||$46|
|4-81||Failure to Observe Signal||$85|
|4-98||Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 1 to 9 Miles Per Hour (MPH)||$85|
|4-98||Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 10 to 14 Miles Per Hour (MPH)||$95|
|4-98||Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 15 to 19 Miles Per Hour (MPH)||$105|
|4-98||Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 20 to 24 Miles Per Hour (MPH)||$200|
|4-124||Failure to Turn||$85|
|4-144||Failure to Stop or Yield||$85|
|8-1||Failure to Inspect||$130|
|8-4||Failure to Make Repairs||$130|
Note: If "Safe Corridor," "65 MPH Zone" or "Construction Zone" is checked on the reverse side, you must contact the court to determine the penalty because certain fines are doubled in those areas.
Local Supplemental Violations Bureau Schedule
|Ordinance Number||Offense||Payable Amount|
|193-5.1||Repairing Vehicle Parked on Street||$80|
|193-5.2||Parking of Specified Vehicle Prohibited at All Times||$55|
|193-6||Parking Prohibited at All Times||$49|
|193-7||Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours||$49|
|193-9||Meter Parking/Time Limited||$21.50|
|193-10||Vehicles over Four Tons||$81|
|193-21||Snow Emergency/No Parking||$80|
|197-7.1||Handicapped Parking Court Mandatory||N/A|