This court is presided over by a judge elected for a four-year term. In criminal cases, this
court acts as a committal court only, except it may accept guilty pleas and impose sentence in certain
cases. In cases resulting from the violation of state statutes in which the defendant does not plead guilty,
the court determines if there is sufficient evidence to warrant committing the case to the Superior Court or
State Court for trial. In such instances, a bail bond is required for the defendant's release from
confinement while awaiting trial.
Municipal Court has jurisdiction of civil cases when the amount does not exceed $15,000 including
suits for damages, breach of contract, etc. and jurisdiction in garnishments and writs of possession up to
In addition, all dispossessory proceedings, bad check warrants, abandonment warrants and distress warrants are handled in Municipal Court.
Municipal Court is located on the 8th Floor of the Tower of the Consolidated