Tenafly Borough Hall, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670    201-568-6100    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tenafly Municipal Court

The Tenafly Municipal Court is located at 100 Riveredge Road in the Municipal Center. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Court sessions are normally held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m.

Hon. Benjamin B. Choi, JMC.  Municipal Court Judge
Mark P. Fierro, Esq. Prosecutor
Dawn Curatola, Court Administrator

201-408-3613 Telephone direct line

201-541-6412 Facsimile line

The following matters are heard in Municipal Court:
  • Traffic and parking summons
  • Criminal matters
  • Borough ordinance violations
  • [Small claim matters are not heard in this Court]

Virtual Court Proceedings: 


Due to the COVID-19 public health crises, the Tenafly Municipal Court is exercising all safety precautions in compliance with the Supreme Court’s directives affecting the operation of the courts.  As part of this effort, the Tenafly Municipal Court is conducting court appearances virtually via Zoom video conferencing instead of having participants physically attend the court.  Individuals will receive notices through the mail and/or by email with instructions on how to participate .  If you have a matter that is scheduled with this court and if you have not already done so, please call or email the Tenafly Municipal Court at  201-408-3613 or municipalcourt@tenafly.net , with your name, summons number, email address, and telephone number.  If you are an attorney entering an appearance on behalf of a client, please also include the client’s contact information including his/her email address and telephone number. 


Online Municipal Case Resolution System:


To further minimize foot traffic at the courthouse, the municipal court now offers online ticket review to dispute certain moving violations through the Online Municipal Case Resolution System.  By having a moving violation reviewed online, it may not be necessary for you to make any court appearance, physically or virtually.  Please visit njmcdirect.com and enter your ticket information to see if your offense is eligible, and select the option for Case Dispute. Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by a prosecutor and you will be notified as to the prosecutor’s recommendation / plea offer.   


Plea by Mail Affidavit: 


You may also receive correspondence from the court if your case is eligible for resolution through the use of a plea by mail affidavit.  If eligible, the prosecutor will offer his recommendations on a “Request to Approve Plea Agreement” form along with a “Plea by Mail Affidavit” form.  The forms may be sent to you by the court.  If you agree to the resolution, you will be required to  sign and return the same to the court.  When received, it may not be necessary for you to make any court appearance, physically or virtually to have your matter resolved.      


For further information, please see the following links:

Plea by Mail:  www.njcourts.gov/forms/10715_plea_mail.pdf

Your Day in Court:  www.njcourts.gov/forms/10959_yourdayincourt_8x11.pdf?c=vbt

Do I qualify for a public Defender:  www.njcourts.gov/courts/assets/municipal/indigencyguidelines.pdf

Court fines: www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/assets/directives/dir_15_20.pdf

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule:  www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/penalties_pointSchedule.htm

Request Application Form Online:  www.njcourts.gov/selfhelp/index.html

Municipal Court Opening Statement:  www.njcourts.gov/selfhelp/index.html

Payment of fines for traffic tickets may be made on line at www.njmcdirect.com/



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