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Highlands Municipal Court

Highlands Municipal Court
151 Navesink Ave., Highlands, NJ  07732
Sandra Akes, Court Administrator
Phone: (732) 872-1224, ext. 221
Fax: (732) 872-0670

Office Window Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM,

*Temporary Summer Hours for FRIDAYS 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Municipal Court’s core values are Independence, Integrity, Fairness and Quality of Service. Municipal Courts are statutory courts of limited jurisdiction.

Proceedings include all matters within their statutory jurisdiction including:

  • Disorderly Persons Offenses
  • Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses
  • Motor Vehicle Violations
  • County and Municipal Ordinance Offenses
  • Fish & Game Violations
  • Boating Law Violations and all other proceedings in which jurisdiction is granted.

Court Sessions are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 3:00pm.
The Borough Of Highlands is now holding both virtual and in person court sessions.
Court sessions are only for people who received an official court notice to attend regardless of the date on your ticket or summons.

Highlands Municipal Court Staff
Municipal Judge – Thomas J. Smith III
Municipal Court Administrator – Sandra M. Akes
Municipal Prosecutor – James Butler, Esq.

If you are scheduled for virtual court use the following information:

click on “Join A Meeting” and follow the prompts
Meeting ID: 996 5741 5541
Passcode: 964414

If you do not have a smart phone or computer you may call in using the following information:

Dial: 1-929-205-6099

Follow the prompts for Meeting ID and Passcode listed above. Keep in mind when you are called upon you must
press *6 to unmute yourself.

Below you will find opening remarks for court. Please watch prior to signing in.

English Link

Spanish Link  (espanol)

To make payment:

Log onto: to pay on-line


You may either mail your payment in or place a check or money order in the drop box outside the Municipal Building (Main Entrance).

Be sure to put your ticket or summons number on the payment – to ensure it will be posted properly.

All other inquiries may be emailed to Sandra Akes email and your email will be returned in the order that it is received.

*Credit cards are not accepted at the Municipal Building*

For your convenience you may use a credit card to pay your traffic ticket online, please visit www.NJMCDIRECT.COM.