Montclair State University Police Department is located in two counties (Essex and Passaic) which are separated into three townships (Montclair, Little Falls and Clifton). This information is necessary for those individuals that may need to resolve issues by using the judicial system. For a municipal summons issued by a police officer, the municipality is written on the top of the ticket. For criminal matters, the Montclair State University would be the arresting department; however, the case would be heard in the court of jurisdiction where the offense occurred. Once you find out the municipality, check the summons or warrant for the contact information. To pay a municipal motor vehicle summons please visit www.njmcdirect.com; if you intend to plead not guilty you must contact the court directly seven days in advance.
Court Information and Directions
Clifton Municipal Court
900 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, N.J. 07011
Hours: Monday at 9 a.m.
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday at 9 a.m.
From the Montclair State campus make a left onto Normal Avenue. At the first traffic light, make a left onto Valley Road. Continue northbound on Valley Road until you reach the first traffic light (Van Houten Avenue). Make a right onto Van Houten Avenue. Continue on Van Houten Avenue until you reach the Clifton Avenue intersection. The Municipal complex will be on the left-hand side.
Little Falls Municipal Court
35 Stevens Avenue
Little Falls, N.J. 07424
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
From the Montclair State campus make a make a right onto Normal Avenue. At the first traffic light make a right onto Upper Mountain Avenue. At approximately ½ of a mile, the road will split, yield left onto Long Hill Road. Continue on Long Hill Road until you come to a stop sign, this is Ridge Road. Make a right onto Ridge Road. At the next traffic light, you will make a left onto Main Street. Continue on Main Street until you reach the next traffic light (Stevens Avenue). Make a left onto Stevens Avenue. The Municipal Court will be on the right-hand side.
Montclair Municipal Court
647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, N.J. 07042
Traffic Hours: Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Criminal Hours: Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
From the Montclair State campus make a left onto Normal Avenue. At the first traffic light make a right onto Valley Road. Continue on Valley Road until you reach the Bloomfield Avenue intersection. The Municipal Building will be on your left.
University Code of Conduct
In addition to criminal violations, students are expected to adhere to the University Code of Conduct. These policies are different and separate from criminal charges, which are filed by University Police. Whenever criminal charges are filed, a University Conduct officer will hold a hearing to discover if a student has disobeyed conduct policies created by the administration. Even when criminal charges aren’t filed, a conduct hearing is held for the same reasons stated above. Please note that the university administration holds these hearings, assisted by the Dean of Students Office. For more information, please visit the Dean of Students website.