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South Toms River Borough Municipal Court

 South Toms River Municipal Court Address

144 Mill Street

South Toms River, NJ 08757

Phone Number: (732) 349-1141

Fax Number: (732) 240-3304

South Toms River Municipal Court Judge and Staff

The judge presiding over the South Toms River Municipal Court is the Honorable Michael R. Bateman and the Court Administrator is Patty Megill. The South Toms River Municipal Court Prosecutor is presently John Ducey, Esq.

South Toms River Court Sessions and Hours of Operation

South Toms River Municipal Court sessions are held on the fourth Monday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Paying Fines at South Toms River Municipal Court

The South Toms Municipal Court only accepts cash, checks or money orders for the payment of fines and tickets.  They currently do not accept any credit or debit cards.  However, payments for traffic tickets may be made by Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card online at  The South Toms River Municipal Court ID is 1529.

What Will Happen During Your S. Toms River Court Date

You will be required to appear in court for criminal matters and DWI charges.  You must also appear in court if “court appearance required” is checked on your summons or traffic ticket.  This is the case even if you intend to plead guilty to the charges.
If you must appear in court, it is very important that you arrive early on the specified date and bring all relevant documentation with you.  There is free parking available at the South Toms River Court both in the front and on the side of the building.  Before entering the court, you will be required to pass through the court's security screening process, which consists of a police officer using a handheld security wand.  Once inside the court, you should turn off or silence your cell phone if you are bringing one with you.  Check in with the court staff and listen to the court staff and the judge for instructions.

Matters Heard at South Toms River Municipal Court

In New Jersey, minor offenses such as simple assault and shoplifting are known as non-indictable disorderly persons offenses.  The South Toms River Municipal Court primarily hears these disorderly persons cases and matters involving motor vehicle offenses, such as speeding, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Experienced South Toms River, NJ Lawyers

If you need a knowledgeable attorney in South Toms River, consider Villani & DeLuca.  Retaining an attorney can get your first appearance postponed to allow you to better prepare for your court date.  Call a South Toms River lawyer at (732) 709-7757 today for a free consultation!

About South Toms River, New Jersey

South Toms River is a borough in Ocean County, NJ with a population of approximately 3,700.  It was incorporated as a borough on March 28, 1927 from portions of Berkeley Township.  The South Toms River government consists of a Mayor and a six-member borough council.  The Mayor is elected to a four-year term by the voters of South Toms River.  The Council members are elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats being filled each year.

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