The Shared Court of Chester Township, Mendham Township and Chester Borough
Municipal Court Judge: Glenn T. Gavan, JMC
Municipal Prosecutor: Brian Mason
Certified Court Administrator; ADA Coordinator: Susan Travis
Deputy Court Administrator: Ingrid O’Connor
Public Defender: Anthony Arbore
Address: 1 Parker Road Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-5100 ext. 816
Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, except Holidays
Court Sessions: Court will be held the first and third Thursday of every month, beginning with Mendham Township’s Court at 3:00 p.m. Chester Township and Chester Borough Court sessions will begin at 5:00 p.m.
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance. Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
Expedited expungement information:
If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violations, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.
The Community Dispute Resolution Committee (CDRC) provides a means in which minor disputes at the municipal level can be resolved without having to go to Court. Disputing parties appear before a trained mediator who works with the parties to develop a solution to the problem. The Court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.
Criminal complaints may be signed by citizens. Please call the Court Administrator if you intend to file a complaint. You will be given instructions on how to proceed. Be prepared to complete a sworn affidavit stating all of the facts pertinent to your case. The Court Administrator or the Judge will determine probable cause.
PLEASE CALL THE COURT WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES OR CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS.
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