Island Heights Borough Municipal Court Address
One East End Avenue
P.O. Box 757
Island Heights, NJ 08732
Phone Number: (732) 270-6161
Fax Number: (732) 270-5070
Island Heights Municipal Court Judge and Staff
The judge presiding over the Island Heights Borough Municipal Court is the Honorable Damian Murray, JMC. The Island Heights Municipal Court Administrator is Elizabeth Boettger. The Island Heights Municipal Court Prosecutor is currently Elizabeth Leahey, Esq.
Island Heights Borough Municipal Court sessions are held on the third Monday during the months of March through December and the fourth Monday during the months of January and February.
Paying Your Fines and Tickets at Island Heights Municipal Court
The Island Heights Borough Municipal Court does not currently accept credit or debit cards. Payment must be made in the form of cash, check or money order. Payments for traffic tickets only may be made at www.njmcdirect.com. The Island Heights Municipal Court ID is 1510.
Court Procedure at Island Heights Borough Municipal Court
A court appearance is required in criminal matters and DWI charges in New Jersey's municipal courts. If “court appearance required” is checked on your traffic summons, you must also appear in court at the time and place indicated, even if you wish to plead guilty. An exception is if you have paid your traffic ticket online in advance of your scheduled court date.
If a court appearance is required, it is very important that you arrive to court early on the date stated on your ticket, and bring all documentation with you. Upon arrival, you must first check in with the prosecutor to make sure that you are on the docket. The court hears cases in a particular order, with those pleading not guilty pro se (without an attorney) being heard last. It is highly recommended that you hire an experienced Island Heights Municipal Court lawyer to represent you in your defense if you want to be heard faster.
Cases Heard at Island Heights Municipal Court
The Island Heights Borough Municipal Court has jurisdiction over cases within its territorial area, including violations of municipal ordinances, violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws, disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses and other non-indictable offenses.
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About Island Heights, New Jersey
The Lenni Lenape Indians are known to have frequented Island Heights and to have lived in caves on the south side of the Island. Numerous remnants of Indian habitation have been found on the Island including arrowheads, shell mounds and other artifacts. The first recorded European to own the island area was a Dr. Johnson, who received the island as part of a patent grant given to him on June 24th, 1690. The area was known as Dr. Johnson's Island until approximately 1745 when it was renamed Toms River Island. The borough currently has about 1900 year-round residents, and tourism is important in this quaint river-front town, which borders Barnegat Bay. The Garden State Parkway, U.S. Route 9 and Route 37 are nearby highways.
Directions to Island Heights Borough Municipal Court
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