732-349-6453 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.**


599 Pennsylvania Ave.
P O Box 425
Pine Beach, NJ 08741

Phone 732-349-6453



Judge Honorable Stacey D. Kerr
Court Adm.

Linda Applegate

Court Meets the first Wednesday of the Month at 3:00 PM

Fines can be paid in cash, checks, or money orders.  The Court Administrator is available on Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month when hours are 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM for payments.  You may also mail payments to:  Pine Beach Municipal Court, PO Box 425, Pine Beach, NJ 08741.

Official Municipal Court Opening Statement

Watch Municipal Court Opening Statement Video

Keys to a successfull Zoom Virtual Court Appearance:
-Set up in a closed room with no other noise or people.

-Connect to the meeting using your first and last name.

-Be sure to allow all connections to audio or video by Zoom.

-If you are not successful with video, be prepared to call in to one of the phone numbers listed with the Zoom meeting information listed below.

As per AOC rules, audio and video recording of the proceedings are strictly prohibited.  If you would like a copy of the proceeding, you can fill out a judiciary records request form located below.

Court Session

If you received a court notice you are scheduled  for a virtual court and are required to appear for the session.  You will be able to privately speak with the Prosecutor during the Court session. Following the instruction "Request for Virtual Municipal Court" below

There are two ways to enter the Court session using ZOOM: by Phone, or by Computer - ZOOM supports both methods.

By computer, Click on this link and be sure to use your proper name when signing in**.

By phone, select on of the phone numbers below, you will be prompted for the web ID number the press #, you will be asked for a participant number, just press #.  At this point you are in the Court Session.

Connect to ZOOM by computer:

If you wish to plea by mail, Use this form

Request for Virtual Municipal Court

Please provide the following information in an email to the Court Administrator.  Your matter be scheduled in a Virtual Court session in the Pine Beach  Municipal Court.  The court will review your request and schedule your matter virtually if deemed appropriate.  You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to participate.  Please expect to be available for up to one hour for your virtual court hearing.

Gather the following information and send an email to the Court Administrator at

  1. Defendants first name, middle initial and last name.   ( for example:  John J Smith )

  2. Case complaint number.  ( for example: E20 0000 or S2020 0000 )  If you do not have your case/complaint number, please contact the court at 732-349-6453.

  3. Phone Number ( for example: 123-456-7890 )

  4. Email address

  5. Is Interpreter needed for court?      You MUST include this statement as either YES or NO.

  6. Are you  an Attorney requesting a court date?      You MUST include this statement as either YES or NO.

* Notice to Attorneys - You may this information via email to request a virtual court date for your client as well as enter your appearance. Please enter your client information and your information. Please inform your client that he/she does not need to fill out this form if you have done so already.  You and your client will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to participate.

Court Operation

The Pine Beach Municipal Court is no different than any other Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey, in that we handle traffic, quasi-criminal, disorderly and petty disorderly cases. Charges of greater magnitude are directed to the Ocean County Prosecutorís Office and the Superior Court.

The majority of quasi-criminal cases will involve an appearance in court. Motor Vehicle Summonses that do not require a court appearance may be paid at the Pine Beach Court Administratorís Office, Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month when hours are 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM or at the NJMCdirect website.

Adjournment Policy

In order to adhere to the Superior Court of New Jersey Ocean Vicinage policy regarding adjournments the court requires that all requests for adjournment be made in writing at least four business days prior to the scheduled court date, except in cases of a bona fide emergency. All requests should have back up documentation enclosed as appropriate. In the event of a disparity between the date/time on a summons and the date/time provided in the trial notice, then the listing set forth on the trial notice shall prevail. All requests can be faxed to the Court at (732)240-0984.


Payment Arrangements

Payments arrangements made at the conclusion of an appearance in court may also be paid at the court office or at the NJDIRECT website. This site offers the user a direct link to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) which will enable the user to pay MVC fees and surcharges directly, and allows them to also re-establish driving privileges that may have been suspended. Additionally NJMCDIRECT offers the user the capability to run a state-wide check by license plate number to see if they have any outstanding summonses in any Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey.

Please make sure that you take the time to read the front and back of your Motor Vehicle Summons or complaint so that you are aware of what is required of you as a defendant. Should you receive a Motor Vehicle Summons or a Quasi Criminal Complaint, you may contact the Municipal Court at 732-349-6453 with specific questions.


Please contact the Municipal Court at or 732-349-6453 and provide your email address and they will accommodate you. 

Pine Beach Municipal Court Resources

Records Request Form

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