Municipal Court
Plea by Mail Fillable Form (pdf)
Criminal Justice Reform (pdf)
Municipal Court

Municipal Court
650 Poole Avenue
Union Beach, NJ 07735 

Judge Michael Pugliese
Administrator Sharon Devaney
732-264-9098 phone
732-264-5098 fax

                                                            Monday 3:30 to 6:00
Tuesday 11:30 to 6:00
*Wednesday 11:30 to 6:00
*(unless court day/closes after session ends)
Thursday 11:30 to 6:00
Friday 3:30 to 6:00
If you would like  to  leave a detailed
telephone message call 732-264-9098
please include your full name,  phone #
and ticket or complaint # and we will
return your call when we open


Please use mailbox for drop off of payments (across from Police Dispatch in lobby)

  • Check or money order ONLY
  • No Cash

If you have any questions please call 732 264-9098. 

Traffic payments can be made online at NJMCDIRECT.COM  or placed in the dropbox across from Police Dispatch window. 

For most people, a visit to Court is an intimidating experience. The purpose of this web page is to explain the function of the Court and what to expect if you need to make a personal appearance before the Judge.

Our Municipal Court processes complaints filed against individuals who have been charged with traffic, local ordinance or disorderly persons violations. Charges of a more serious nature, i.e., indictable charges are initially filed with the Municipal Court and are then forwarded  to the Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor. There it is determined whether the case will be disposed of at the County level, or if it will be downgraded and returned to the Municipal Court for disposition.

For information on specific topics, please call the Court office at 732-264-9098 and the Court staff will be happy to be of assistance.

Fines may be paid by cash, money order, or personal check made payable to Union Beach Municipal Court. On certain traffic summons or traffic time payments, you may visit the website  and pay on-line with a debit or credit card. Parking Meter summons are payable at that site at a cost of $54.00.

Due to the increasing concerns of COVID-19 exposure any person that has a matter within the Union Beach Municipal Court  may complete the plea by mail form (attached below) and mail the completed form to:

Municipal Court
650 Poole Avenue
Union Beach, NJ 07735

or fax it to 732-264-5098

or place it in the drop box in the lobby

Please include a valid email and phone number in case the Municipal Prosecutor needs to discuss the matter further.