Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

Joint Municipal Court

of Wantage, Sussex, Stillwater, and Branchville

Mission Statement
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.

Core Values

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service

Court Location

The courtroom is located in the Wantage Municipal Building at 888 State Highway 23.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/a21ZftNYZq62

Contact Info

Court Administrator
Donna Chernov
973-875-7310 (option #3)
Fax #: 973-875-8676
Email address: donna.chernov@njcourts.gov

Deputy Court Administrator
Bridget Monroig
Email address: Bridget.Monroig@njcourts.gov

Municipal Judge
Peter A. Fico

James LaSala

Public Defender
John Grey, Esq.

Business Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Violations Bureau Window is open for payments until 4:00 p.m.
Closed for holidays and emergencies.

Court Sessions Hours

Court Sessions are held on the first three Tuesdays of the month.

1st Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. - Virtual court session ONLY
2nd Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. - IN person court session ONLY
3rd Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. - IN person court session ONLY


If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid by cash, check, or money order.
Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL. *Please reference your summons or ticket number.
There is a payment dropbox located on the outside wall of the Municipal Building for after office hours.
You may also pay payable traffic tickets online at www.njmcdirect.com. (Note: There is a fee charged by the vendor for this service.)


Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.
ADA Coordinator:
Donna Chernov
973-875-7310 (option #3)


If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court PRIOR to your court appearance.

Expedited Expungement

If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violation, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.


Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.

Important Links

General Information, and the Opening Statement Video link
You may also find useful information under the Self-help Center.

Welcome to New Jersey Courts

Bienvenido A Los Tribunales De Nueva Jersey

Link to New Jersey DMV point schedule.

Link to pay a ticket online

Your Day in Court

Sus Derechos en el Juzgado

How to File an Appeal

Cómo apelar una decisión de un juzgado municipal

How to Expunge Your Criminal Record