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


Municipal Court Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Contact: Court Administrator, Martha Diaz-Verson
Phone: 732-291-3225
Location: 100 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Court Sessions are held on the first and third Tuedays of every month at 3:00pm.

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.


Highlands Municipal Court Staff

Municipal Judge – Thomas J. Smith III
Municipal Court Administrator – Martha Diaz-Verson