Municipal Court

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 39OffensePayable Amount
3-4Unregistered Vehicle$54
3-29Failure to Exhibit Driver's License or Registration (Excludes Failure to Exhibit Insurance ID Card)$180
3-33Unclear Plates$54
3-66Maintenance of Lamps$54
3-76.cfFailure to Wear Seatbelt$46
4-81Failure to Observe Signal$85
4-85Improper Passing$85
4-97Careless Driving$85
4-98Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 1 to 9 Miles Per Hour (MPH)$85
4-98Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 10 to 14 Miles Per Hour (MPH)$95
4-98Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 15 to 19 Miles Per Hour (MPH)$105
4-98Speeding - Exceeding the Speed Limit by 20 to 24 Miles Per Hour (MPH)$200
4-124Failure to Turn$85
4-144Failure to Stop or Yield$85
8-1Failure to Inspect$130
8-4Failure 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 NumberOffensePayable Amount
Repairing Vehicle Parked on Street
Parking of Specified Vehicle Prohibited at All Times
Parking Prohibited at All Times
Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours
Meter Parking/Time Limited
Vehicles over Four Tons
Snow Emergency/No Parking$80
Prohibited Parking
Handicapped Parking Court Mandatory