NJ Municipal Courts Online Login and Self-Help

New Jersey Courts – Portal login

All account users are requested to enter their user ID and password to access the NJ Courts online portal. If you have been provided with a temporary password, log in below.

New Jersey Courts Portal login
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To get details about your existing ID, choose Forgot User ID?

Follow the instructions below if you receive a “Authentication Failed” error message while attempting to log in.

1. Select Forgot / Reset Password?
2. Answer the security questions when requested.
3. Create a new strong password.

If you see a “Activation Email” error message while attempting to log in, follow the steps below:

  • Select the Resend Activation Email option.
  • Type the email address that is associated with the account.
  • An email will be sent to the email address you provided to activate your account.
  • Open the email and follow the instructions given.

If you are still not able to log in:

1. Contact the Help Desk support at (609) 421-6100, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
2. To submit an online Help Desk ticket, select “Report an Issue.”

To access the New Jersey Courts website, visit NJCourts.gov

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What to Expect in Court

When you come to court:

  • Silence or turn off all other personal gadgets, including your phone.
  • When you reach the court, check in with the staff.
  • Pay attention to the judge’s and the court staff’s guidance.
  • Remain silent until your turn to speak. The proceedings are sound recorded.
  • The judge will deliver an opening speech outlining the court processes, defendants’ rights, and punishments.
  • Cases are usually called in the following order:
    • Requests for postponement.
    • Uncontested motions.
    • First arraignments.
    • Guilty pleas.
    • Contested motions.
    • Pleas of not guilty with an attorney.
    • Pleas of not guilty without an attorney.
  • It may be possible to delay a case to procure legal representation and organize a defense.
  • If the judge so directs and your case includes a disagreement with another person, it may move to mediation in some courts.

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