Court Clerk

About the Department

This court has jurisdiction over parking offenses, motor vehicle offenses, certain misdemeanor charges and other non-traffic violations. The Court Administrator’s Office is the information and communication center for the municipal court.

Court Information

Fine Amounts:

Traffic ticket information is available at . The fine amount depends upon the offense. For information about the fine amount and other applicable charges, contact the court administrator.

Payment Of Fines:

If a case does not mandate a court appearance, fines may be paid any time prior to the court date shown on the summons. Fines may be paid in person to the Court Violations Clerk, Dawn Ort, on Monday and Wednesday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Lopatcong Township Municipal Building. Payments also can be mailed to the Lopatcong Township Municipal Court, 232 South 3rd Street, Phillipsburg NJ 08865.

Fines are payable by personal check, money order, credit card (Visa or Master Card) in person or by phone, cashier’s check, or online at

Court Sessions:
Court sessions are by appointment only. Contact the court office to be scheduled. If an interpreter is required, please contact the court office prior to your hearing. Adjournments are given in medical emergencies only, and proof from a doctor is required.

Court Schedule:
Court for Lopatcong is held at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month. Upon arrival, please check in with the court administrator. For the safety and security of the public and court officials, all individuals and articles entering the courtroom will be searched.

Defendant Responsibilities:

  1. You must personally appear at all scheduled hearings.
  2. You must immediately advise the court administrator of any change in your mailing address.
  3. If you hire an attorney, you must have your attorney send a letter of representation to the court administrator.
  4. if you plan to call witnesses, you must provide the court administrator with the name(s) and address(es) at least seven (7) days prior to your hearing date.