Municipal Court

Borough of Ogdensburg Municipal Court Code: 1916
14 Highland Ave
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

Phone: 973-827-3895 ext. 3

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.

2021 Court Dates
January 19, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021
June 15, 20201
July 20, 2021
August 17, 2021
September 21, 2021
October 19, 20201
November 16, 20201
December 21, 2021

Court Administrator: Maggie Rodriguez, MCA

Judge: Glenn Gavan, JMC
Prosecutor: Jonathan McMeen, Esq.
Public Defender: Janine M. Cerra, Esq.
ADA Coordinator: Maggie Rodriguez, MCA

Hours of Operation:
M-Th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Court Sessions:
The Third Tuesday of the month (contact the court for additional information). Opening Statement begin at 6:00 P.M. All sessions are open to the public..
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the court administrator prior to your appearance.
Please advise the municipal court office if you require ADA accommodation.

NJ Courts 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 of this State.

Statement of 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

Each court accepts payments (traffic) through the website. Payment may also be made in person using cash, check or money order.

Mediation is the confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be less expensive, informal, and a more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.

Expedited expungement
If you are charged with a disorderly person’s offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violation, 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.

Forms and Helpful Links
Welcome to NJ Courts – English
Bienvenido a Los Tribunales de Nueva Jersey – Español
Your day in Court – English
Sus Derechos en el Juzgado – Español
How to file an Appeal – English
Como apelar una decision de un juzgado municipal – Español
NJ Judiciary Records Request Form

Official Website of New Jersey Judiciary System 
NJ Municipal Court Opening Statement – English
Modelo de Alocución Inicial Para Los Juzgados Municipal – Español
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
How to Expunge your Criminal or Juvenile Record