July 3, 2020

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Municipal Court

Franklin Borough Municipal Court Court Code: 1906
46 Main Street
Franklin, NJ 07416

Phone: 973-827-9280 ext 107 or 108
Fax: 973-827-0921

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.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Franklin Borough Court will hold ZOOM court sessions on the following dates and times as listed below:

  • Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Thursday July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Thursday July 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Thursday August 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Thursday August 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

If you have any questions, please call 973-827-9280 ext. 107 or ext. 108.

2020 Court Dates


Court Administrator: Lorraine Spirito
email: lorrainne.spirito@njcourts.org

Deputy Court Administrator: Lauren Mitchener
email: lauren.mitchener@njcourts.org

Judge: James G. Devine, JMC

Prosecutor: Anthony Den Uyl

Public Defender: James Opfer, Esq.

ADA Coordinator: Lorraine Spirito

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Court Sessions:
Monday and Wednesday (varies during the month, contact the court for additional information) Doors open at 6:00 pm and opening statements begin at 6:30 pm. 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 www.NJMCDIRECT.com website. Payment may also be made in person using cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover)


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

Plea by Mail Form

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
How to Expunge your Criminal or Juvenile Record

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