Municipal Court

Township of Ocean/Borough of West Long Branch Municipal Court

399 Monmouth Road 

Oakhurst, NJ 07755


Fax: 732-531-5420

OFFICE HOURS : 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays

COURT SESSIONSTownship of Ocean Municipal Court Sessions are held every Tuesday.


Due to the increasing concerns of COVID-19 exposure,  any person that has a matter within the Township of Ocean/Borough of West Long Branch Municipal Court that is not facing a "Consequence of Magnitude" may submit the Plea by Mail form by mail, fax or email. Click here for form.

In determining if an offense constitutes a Consequence of Magnitude it is a jail sentence, loss of license or fine exceeding $800.  Common statutes that pertain to these penalties and cannot be taken care of by Plea by Mail include: 39:4-50, 39:3-4039:3-1039:4-129, 39:b-2.  If you have a traffic ticket, a guilty or not guilty plea may be entered by affidavit.  If you have a criminal or quasi-criminal offense, such as a township ordinance, only a guilty plea may be accepted by affidavit.

If you have a pending court, please contact the court at 732 531-5005, for instructions.



COURT SESSIONS: Borough of West Long Branch Municipal Court Sessions are held the First, third and fifth Wednesdays of every month.      

The Municipal Court is a quasi-criminal court of limited jurisdiction that is under the supervision of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

The judicial staff of the Municipal Courts are employees of the Township of Ocean but are governed by the rules of the court as determined by the State of NJ Supreme Court.

The original jurisdiction of all motor vehicle and criminal complaints is the Municipal Court. The Court hears non-indictable cases such as disorderly persons offenses, Township ordinances, S.P.C.A. violations, Weights & Measures infractions, as well as all motor vehicle summonses including D.W.I. violations.

Although more serious indictable complaints begin in the Municipal Court, they are forwarded to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office for disposition or remand. Domestic violence complaints are subsequently transferred to the Family Division of the Superior Court. You may contact either of these agencies by calling 732-358-8700.

The Township of Ocean and the Borough of West Long Branch Complaint Resolution Committees are staffed by mediators who are volunteers trained by the A.O.C. The function of the mediators is to resolve neighborhood disputes of a non-violent nature and bring all parties concerned to an amicable agreement allowing the Judge to dismiss the court action. All cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court are adjudicated by the Judge.

Traffic tickets and Municipal Complaints are now payable online via NJMCdirect.

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Contact Information

399 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ 07755-1589
(corner of Deal and Monmouth Roads)

(732) 531-5005

(732) 531-5420