Ana Maria D. Matos C.M.C.A | Court Administrator
Kearny Municipal Court
In-court Sessions remain suspended and Virtual Court Sessions through Zoom are being scheduled, to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19
If you have a Virtual Court date scheduled, please contact the Court office a week prior to your court date for further instructions.
If you do not wish to appear via Zoom, you may contact the court at the email below or by calling the office, to see if you are eligible to submit and resolve your matter via plea by mail. For information on Zoom: Please visit zoom.us
Whether you wish to utilize the plea by mail form or appear via Zoom, every defendant is encouraged to please review this Opening Statement – List of Rights and Advisements for Criminal and Traffic Cases in the municipal court.
You can also visit https://njcourts.gov/courts for more information regarding Municipal Court Proceedings.
Defendants may continue to make payments for parking and traffic matters, as well as time payments through the municipal court’s online payment website at NJMCdirect.com.
Payments will continue to be accepted by mail or in person.
To contact the Kearny Municipal Court office by telephone, please call 201-955-7410. You may also contact the court office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have.
For updated information, visit the New Jersey Judiciary’s website at www.njcourts.gov
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.
It is through the Municipal Courts that citizens in the State of New Jersey come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. Since most citizens never appear before another court, it is from their experience in the Municipal Courts that most people base their conclusions about the quality of justice in New Jersey.
The Municipal Courts are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle offenses, parking tickets, minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault, bad checks), municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations) and other offenses, such as fish and game violations. A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction over only cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality.
The current Judge of the Kearny Municipal Court is Thomas D. McKeon. The Court Administrator is Ana Maria D. Matos. The balance of the staff consists of a Deputy Court Administrator, a Violations Clerk, an Assistant Violations Clerk and 1 Clerk positions.
The Judiciary provides uniform and extensive training to all Municipal Court Judges and personnel. The Court Administrator has obtained certification through a course of study the completion of a written and oral examination process allowing her to use the title of Certified Municipal Court Administrator.
Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
- Thursday mornings 9:00 am
- DWI sessions are 3 times per month 9:00 am
- Evening Court Sessions once a month 5:00 pm
- Parking Court Sessions once a month 5:00 pm
Telephone: (201) 955-7410 (201) 955-7411