Joint Municipal Court


                 James G. Devine

         Court Administrator:

                  Helga Walls

Hampton Township Belongs to a Joint Municipal Court System

 Andover Borough        Andover Township          Byram Township    

Fredon Township               Hampton Township 

  • Joint Municipal Court of Andover Township, Byram Township, Hampton Township, Fredon Township, and Andover Borough

    Mission Statement
    We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

    Core Values

    Quality Service

    Andover Township Municipal Building
    134 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ  07860

    Municipal Judge : James G. Devine
    Court Administrator : Helga Walls, CMCA
    Deputy Court Administrator: Rachael Nestel, DCA
    Prosecutor : Anthony J. Arbore, Esq.
    Public Defender : Daniel A. Colfax, Esq.
    ADA Coordinator: Rachael Nestel, DCA

    Business Hours & Court Sessions
    Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Court Sessions are held
    2nd Tuesday - 9:00 a.m.
    2nd Thursday - 6:00 p.m.
    3rd Wednesday - 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    4th Thursday - 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

    Dates and times are subject to change. Please call Court to confirm your court date.

    Contact Information
    Phone #: 973-383-4280 X 4
    Fax #: 973-383-6328
    Email address:


    If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid by cash, check or money order.
    Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL. *Please reference your summons or ticket number.
    You may also pay payable traffic tickets online at

    Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.

    If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court PRIOR to your court appearance.

    Expedited Expungement
    If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violation, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.

    Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.

    Important Links
    Under this link you can find General Information, and the Opening Statement Video link. You may also find useful information under the Self-help Center.  Welcome to New Jersey Courts (English)  Welcome to New Jersey Courts (Spanish)
    Link to New Jersey DMV point schedule.
    Link to pay a ticket on line.
    Your Day In Court (English) Your Day In Court (Spanish)
    How to File an Appeal (English)
    How to File an Appeal (Spanish)
    How to Expunge Your Criminal Record

    Forms Looking for Municipal Court Records?
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