Municipal Court

NOTICE AS OF 12/8/2020:
The Mahwah Court has been closed due to Covid-19 exposure.  We have cancelled the following court sessions:  Tuesday, 12/8 - Tuesday, 12/15 and Thursday, 12/17. The anticipated re-opening date is Monday, December 12th.  Voicemails will be checked and if you need prompt assistance please email:

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.

Important Information:

Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email at or at (201) 529-2862 to provide your full name,
e-mail address, and cell phone number within seven days of a court notice.

Online Municipal Case Resolution: has been enhanced to include access to the new Online Municipal Case Resolution System.

To dispute a case, new users will be required to create a User ID and password in order to register and log into the Online Municipal Case Resolution system.

Municipal Court Judge
Dennis G. Harraka, JMC

Municipal Prosecutor
Joseph DeMarco

Public Defender
Matthew G. Miller

Co- Public Defender
Robert P. Zisgen