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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.

Municipal Court                    

  • Hon. Carolina Calderon, Municipal Court Judge 
  • Prosecutor:   Anthony Arnone                
  • Public Defender: Kevin Corriston
  • Dawn Curatola, Acting Court Administrator
  • Diane Frohlich, Violations Clerk 

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Virtual Court Proceedings: 
Due to the COVID-19 public health crises, the Englewood Cliffs Municipal Court is exercising all safety precautions in compliance with the Supreme Court’s directives affecting the operation of the courts.  As part of this effort, the Englewood Cliffs Municipal Court is conducting court appearances virtually via Zoom video conferencing instead of having participants physically attend the court.  Individuals will receive notices through the mail and/or by email with instructions on how to participate.  If you have a matter that is scheduled with this court and if you have not already done so, please call or email the Englewood Cliffs Municipal Court at 201-568-7860201-568-7860 or, with your name, summons number, email address, and telephone number.  If you are an attorney entering an appearance on behalf of a client, please also include the client’s contact information including his/her email address and telephone number. 

Online Municipal Case Resolution System:

To avoid in person appearances which must be ordered by the court, the municipal court now offers online ticket review to dispute certain moving violations through the Online Municipal Case Resolution System.  By having a moving violation reviewed online, it may not be necessary for you to make any court appearance, physically or virtually.  Please visit NJMCdirect and enter your ticket information to see if your offense is eligible, and select the option for Case Dispute. Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by a prosecutor and you will be notified as to the prosecutor’s recommendation / plea offer.   

Plea by Mail Affidavit

You may also receive correspondence from the court if your case is eligible for resolution through the use of a plea by mail affidavit.  If eligible, the prosecutor will offer his recommendations on a “Request to Approve Plea Agreement” form along with a “Plea by Mail Affidavit” form.  The forms may be sent to you by the court.  If you agree to the resolution, you will be required to sign and return the same to the court.  When received, it may not be necessary for you to make any court appearance, physically or virtually to have your matter resolved. 

Frequently Asked Questions or  
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  1. What can I expect when I come to court?
    Please see “Your Day in Court” brochure, download on the right.

  2. Lost ticket, appear in court to contest ticket, violation not listed behind the ticket or unable to appear in court on the scheduled day:  Contact our office 201-568-7860.Contact our office 201-568-7860.

  3. How do I pay my ticket?
    Mail payment to Englewood Cliffs Municipal Court or pay online at NJMCdirect.

  4. Need a Public Defender:
    In order to get a public defender you must come to court and complete a Financial Questionnaire to Establish Indigency-Municipal Court Form. Download form on the right. The Judge will review the completed form and grant his approval if you are eligible. You will be advised as to how much you must pay for the services of the public defender. 

  5. Receive legal advice if not eligible for a Public Defender:
    Visit online at Bergen County Bar Association  
    201-488-0032 201-488-0032 

  6. Unable to pay fines on court night?
    Payment is expected on court night. Complete the Financial Questionnaire to Establish Indigency-Municipal Court Form. The Judge will review and determine if you are eligible for a Time Payment Plan.

  7. Need a copy of my driver’s abstract:
    Contact the N.J. Dept. of Motor Vehicles at 609-292-7500 or go on line at  Contact the N.J. Dept. of Motor Vehicles at 609-292-7500 or go on line at  NJ MVC | Driver History Abstract.

  8. Restore a suspended driver's license:
    Fines must be paid in full. Contact NJ Motor Vehicle Commission 609-292-7500. Fines must be paid in full. Contact NJ Motor Vehicle Commission 609-292-7500.

  9. File an Appeal:
    Appeals must be filed within 20 days after the entry of judgment with the Superior Court.  Download the Appeal Packet on the right and follow the instructions. 

  10. What is a conditional discharge?
    If you are charged with a drug-related charge and have no prior drug convictions, you may be eligible for a Conditional discharge. A Conditional discharge term lasts for a period between 6 months and 3 years. You will be required to report to the Probation Department. If you have no further drug arrests or convictions and complete the program, the Court will be notified and the original charge against you will be dismissed. If you fail to report when scheduled or if you have any new drug arrests and/or convictions, the Court will be notified and you will be scheduled to appear in Court for the original charge.


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Contact Information

Borough of Englewood Cliffs
10 Kahn Terrace
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Due to Covid-19, hours will vary. Please leave a voicemail at the phone number listed below for court assistance. 

9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Telephone:  201-568-7860
Fax: 201-568-3639 201-568-3639