Municipal Court

Hazlet Municipal Court
Welcome To Hazlet Township Municipal Court

We are dedicated to serving the general public and our diverse community with respect, courtesy and sensitivity. We are here to deliver court services with equality and fairness.  In order to create public trust and confidence we honor the integrity of each individual while recognizing the necessity of accountability.  

Our mission is to provide a forum for fair and efficient adjudication of all matters brought before the Hazlet Municipal Court. We are responsible for processing all motor vehicle tickets within the jurisdiction of Hazlet as well as all township ordinances, disorderly and petty disorderly person offenses, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Weights and Measures, Fish and Game, Solid Waste and Forest and Parks complaints. 

New Online Municipal Case Resolution

No Court Appearance Required 

The state has launched a new online payment system that allows a user to dispute certain traffic offenses without having to appear virtually via ZOOM. You can use this system by going to NJMCdirect

If your matter is not eligible for Online Case Resolution, you can still request to have certain tickets heard virtually in the Hazlet Municipal Court. Submit your request to Court Administrator Robin Young by using this form.  The Municipal Court will mail you a court notice with the date and time of your virtual court appearance. You will receive  ZOOM instructions the week before your scheduled court date.  

If you have any further questions  about your case please feel free to reach out to the Hazlet Municipal Court at 732-264-2231.  

For your convenience, there is a drop box located in the lobby of the police station, which is available 24 hours a day. Check or money order please. 

Zoom Information

Please log on 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.  Kindly keep your microphone on mute until Judge Pugliese calls your name. Prior to your virtual court session, if the Chief Public Defender Raymond Raya is representing you, he may be reached at rraya@rayalaw.com  If you would like to discuss a plea agreement you may reach out to the Chief Prosecutor Sean Kean at skean@cgajlaw.com

All court sessions are held Virtually on Mondays at 1:30 pm.  
Please view the 2021 dates below: 

  • July 12
  • July 19
  • July 26
  • Aug. 2
  • Aug. 9
  • Aug. 16
  • Aug. 23

If you are scheduled for one of the days above, click on the link below to register:  

Zoom link: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfu2hrjMrG9D2x4Ua6JqtVmjCOAGip8Kq

Dismissal of Old Municipal Cases and Driver's License Suspension Recall

May 24, 2021

By Order of May 21, 2021, the Supreme Court dismissed nearly 300,000 unresolved, minor municipal court cases that are more than 27 years old (Dismissal Order). These dismissals were ordered by the Court following review by municipal prosecutors of the cases to be dismissed. The dismissed cases are those in which driver’s license suspensions had been issued to defendants for a failure to appear prior to January 1, 1994 which were still active on May 21, 2021. Some matters also had arrest warrants for failure to appear attached. In those matters, all driver’s license suspension will be rescinded, and arrest warrants recalled.

The dismissed cases include parking offenses, motor vehicle offenses, municipal ordinances, and other minor municipal matters. The Dismissal Order exempts certain more serious municipal court cases from dismissal – for example, disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

This May 21, 2021 Dismissal Order is the first in a series of orders that will address approximately 1.7 million minor, unresolved municipal court cases involving the same types of charges. The series of orders will include almost 1.1 million matters that involve a driver's license suspension; more than 300,000 matters with an open arrest warrant at least 10 years old; and approximately 270,000 matters with both an open arrest warrant and a driver's license suspension. The unresolved, minor matters have been pending for more than 10 years. R. 7:8-5(c). Dismissing the 1.7 million matters simultaneously would be impracticable. They will therefore be dismissed in separate groups, with an order addressing each group, with the groups delineated by the age of the matters.

The Judiciary has created a webpage to assist the public in identifying what matters are included or not included in this Dismissal Order. The webpage, located at www.njcourts.gov/courts/mcs/dismissals.html, includes a database that can be searched to determine whether or not a particular case is one of those included in the Dismissal Order. The webpage also includes the list of charges that are not included in the Dismissal Order; further details on charges that are included in the Dismissal Order; a set of Frequently Asked Questions; and an explanation of how an individual can, if necessary, contact the Motor Vehicle Commission to restore a suspended license.

Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts