Municipal Offices
48 Washington Street
South River, NJ 08882

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South River Municipal Court
Tina Martins-Cruz
(732) 257-1233 ext. 128
Fax - (732) 613-6100

Criminal Justice Building
61 Main Street
2nd Floor
South River, NJ 08882

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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (except holidays)

Court Sessions: Tuesday - 8:30am


Payment and 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 below. You may also either sign onto 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 at the address indicated below prior to the court date displayed on the front of the ticket. Return to top


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. Return to top


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. Return to top


Penalties for Commonly Charged Offenses

Title 39 Offense Payable
Title 39 Offense Payable
3-4 Unregistered vehicle $54 4-124 Failure to Turn $85
3-29 Failure to exhibit D.L. or Reg.* $180 4-144 Failure to Stop or Yield $85
3-33 Unclear Plates $54 8-1 Failure to Inspect $130
3-66 Maintenance of Lamps $54 8-4 Failure to make repairs $130 Failure to wear seatbelt $46 4-97 Careless driving $85
4-81 Failure to observe signal $85 4-98 Speeding-Exceeding the speed limit by:  
4-85 Improper Passing $85  
1-9 MPH - $85
10-14 MPH - $95
15-19 MPH - $105
20-24 MPH - $200

* Excludes Failure to Exhibit Insurance ID Card

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


Ord. No. Offense Payable Amt Ord. No. Offense Payable Amt
193-5.1 Repairing vehicle parked on street $80 193-9 Meter Parking/time limited $21.50
193-5.2 Parking of Specified veh. prohibited at all times $55 193-10 Vehicles over 4 Tons $81
193-6 Parking prohibited at all times $49 193-21 Snow emerg/No Pkg $80
193-7 Parking prohibited during certain hours $49 39:4-138 Prohibited Parking $54
      197-7.1 Handicapped Parking Court Mandatory  

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