Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930
908-879-5100

NOTICE

During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in-person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.

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
Fax: 908-879-1837
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 of Payment: Check, cash or money order. Some fines can be paid online through the MVC website.

Mission Statement

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

Core Values

Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service

FORMS & DOCUMENTS

Welcome to the NJ Courts Information Packet: English ~ Spanish

How to File an Appeal:  English Spanish

How to Expunge your Criminal Record ~ English

New Jersey Records Request Form

Your Day in Court:  English ~ Spanish

Opening Statements:  English Spanish

New Jersey Court Information

Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Points Schedule

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.

NJ Expungement Information Forms

Mediation

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

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.

Links

Municipal Court Online
Check on the status of your ticket, pay your fine, or pay your time-payment online.