Shared Municipal Court of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Summit

BuildingWe are pleased to provide you with information about the New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Summit Shared Municipal Court. We hope you will find our website useful and informative. Click here for what we can and cannot do.

Municipal Courts are statutory courts of limited jurisdiction having responsibility for motor vehicle traffic violations, disorderly and petty disorderly criminal offenses, municipal and county ordinance violations, certain penalty enforcement codes, health code violations, fish and game, weights and measures and all other proceedings within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality. Practice and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court Rules. The Municipal Court Judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of his or her Municipal Court.

New Providence/Berkeley Heights/ Summit Shared Municipal Court Mission Statement: To adjudicate or mediate complaints and grievances in a local forum as defined by law.

New Jersey Court System 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 law of the United States and this State.

Please Notify the Court of Disability Accommodation Needs

You have the right to an interpreter: sign language, foreign language or other reasonable accommodation if one is required for you to effectively communicate in Court, please let us know.

Shared Municipal Court of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Summit staff

Municipal Court Judge,      John De Massi, JMC
Municipal Court Administrator,    Macrina Carra, CMCA
Deputy Court Administrator,    Jessie Parisi,  DCMCA
Municipal Prosecutor for New Providence and Summit,    Michael J. Mitzner
Municipal Prosecutor for Berkeley Heights,   Moshood Muftau
Public Defender,    August N Santore, Jr.
Violations Clerk,    Maggie Dilley
Violations Clerk,    Marilyn Huertas

Contact Numbers (same for all towns):

  • Phone:  908-665-1454
  • Fax :     908-464-3435

Office hours:  Starting Tuesday, September 5, 2023 the office will return to normal business hours:

      Monday thru Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The office will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023 in observance of Labor Day

Please note: The Berkeley Heights and Summit, NJ Violations Bureau and Municipal Court are located at the New Providence Municipal Court.

The Municipal Court is located in the New Providence Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. View the Directions page for directions.