Municipal Court

The Borough of Ogdensburg has entered a shared service agreement with
Sparta Township for Municipal Court Services.  All questions should be
directed to the Court Administrator below.

Municipal Court Administrator:
Bonnie Messina

Court Administrator:
For Municipal Court matters contact Bonnie Messina, CMCA at the Sparta Municipal Court 973-729-3501.

Judge: Glenn Gavan, JMC
Prosecutor: Timothy J. Profeta
Public Defender: John Grey, Esq.
ADA Coordinator: Bonnie Messina, C.M.C.A.

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Court Sessions:
4th Thursday of the Month beginning at 3:00 P.M.
All sessions are open to the public..
If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the court administrator prior to your appearance.
Please advise the municipal court office if you require ADA accommodation.

NJ Courts 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 of this State.

Statement of Core Values
Required to accomplish our mission are four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

• Independence
• Integrity
• Fairness
• Quality Service

Each court accepts payments (traffic) through the website. Payment may also be made in person using cash, check or money order.

Mediation is the 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 less expensive, informal, and a more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.

Expedited expungement
If you are charged with a disorderly person’s 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.

Forms and Helpful Links
Welcome to NJ Courts – English
Bienvenido a Los Tribunales de Nueva Jersey – Español
Your day in Court – English
Sus Derechos en el Juzgado – Español
How to file an Appeal – English
Como apelar una decision de un juzgado municipal – Español
NJ Judiciary Records Request Form

Official Website of New Jersey Judiciary System 
NJ Municipal Court Opening Statement – English
Modelo de Alocución Inicial Para Los Juzgados Municipal – Español
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
How to Expunge your Criminal or Juvenile Record