Municipal Court

Please adjust your calendars to reflect that STR has changed our court date for July from the 26th (Monday) to the 23rd (Friday)

Time: Jul 23, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 961 5470 4960
Passcode: 235318

Please be advised! 

 If you have any questions please call 732.349.1141

 The Municipal Court of the Borough of South Toms River. 

All defendants are to listen to the Judge's opening remarks before their ZOOM Session.
(opening remarks located below)

The Borough offices are open once again to the general public. All municipal fines can be paid @ the Municipal Court, via US Mail or @ If you have any questions concerning court matters please call during our regular business hours of 5:00 - 7:30 pm, Monday through Thursday to assist you.


Monday thru Thursday from 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Effective May 3, 2021

 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 and this state.

Mailing Address
19 Double Trouble Rd.
South Toms River, NJ 08757

Phone Numbers
(732) 349-1141
(732) 240-3304 fax

Contact Information
Scott J. Basen, J.M.C., Judge Municipal Court
Lesley Kirchgessner, Court Administrator -

Court Sessions
Court sessions are held on the 4th Monday of every month at 9:00 am.

*Currently being held virtually via ZOOM
Municipal Court Prosecutor: John (Sean) P. McGovern, Esq.

Municipal Public Defender: Charles Tivenan, Esq. / 732-840-7502


What to Do After Your Virtual Court Appearance

The judge will discuss with you your payment options at the time of sentencing. If you are in need of a time payment please click the Financial Questionnaire above, fill it out and mail it to the municipal court with your payment.

Please allow a week for the municipal court to enter your disposition and mail you any necessary forms and/or payment information.

If you were assessed fines and/or costs and would like to pay with a credit card please log-on to and make your credit card payment via the state website. We do not accept credit card payments via telephone. If you would like to mail in you payment, we accept checks and money orders made payable to "South Toms River Municipal Court" and our mailing address is: 19 Double Trouble Road, South Toms River, New Jersey 08757. Please include your summons number on all checks or money orders along with your full name.

The Municipal Courts of New Jersey



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