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Bayonne’s in-person municipal court sessions still suspended

It's not clear when in-person sessions will resume

Trials must be conducted in person.

All in-person municipal court sessions in Bayonne remain suspended indefinitely to mitigate COVID-19 exposure.

Court first ‘Zoomed’ back into session in early May. While Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted some closures, in-person court appearances have not yet made the list of reinstated services.

To help keep foot traffic at the courthouse at a minimum, the court used Zoom video conferencing.

Residents interested in resolving their cases through a virtual court proceeding should go to www.bayonnemunicipalcourt.org to complete a request form. Otherwise, they should await notice of a new court date.

Defendants may continue to make payments for parking, traffic, and certain nontraffic matters through the municipal court’s online payment website at NJMCdirect.com.

Defendants may also mail in payments.  Processing of payments may be delayed due to reduced numbers of on-site staff.

To contact the Bayonne Municipal Court, call 201-858-6918 or 201-858-6934 or email court@baynj.org.

For updated information, visit www.njcourts.gov.

Trials cannot be Zoomed

Virtual court sessions will be available for most court matters. However, trials must be conducted at the municipal courthouse.

Residents who want to appear in the virtual court must submit the necessary form. The municipal court will schedule the matter and email confirmation with instructions on how to participate.

Attorneys may use this form to request a virtual court date for their clients as well as enter their appearances upon receipt of office information and client information.

Defendants can make payments for Municipal Complaint Time Payment Orders, parking, and traffic matters at NJMCdirect.com.

Payments will also be accepted at the court by mail. The court payment window is temporarily closed.

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