[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Dover (now Toms River) 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 3884-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Office of Municipal Public Defender — See Ch. 62.
Office of Municipal Prosecutor — See Ch. 64.
The Municipal Court of the Township, heretofore established as of January 1, 1949, in accordance with applicable law (now N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.), is hereby continued.
The name of the Municipal Court shall be the "Municipal Court of the Township of Toms River."
The Municipal Court shall have an official seal which shall bear the impress of the name of the Court.
The Municipal Court of the Township shall have two Judges who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Council. Said Judges shall have the qualifications required by law. The Judges shall each serve terms of three years from the date of appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Judges of the Municipal Court shall be compensated by an annual salary as established by Township Council. This compensation is in lieu of any and all other fees.
The Municipal Court and the Judges thereof shall have, possess and exercise all the jurisdictions, powers, functions and duties which are or may be conferred by law and the applicable rules of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
There shall be a Court Administrator who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Township Council. The Court Administrator shall serve for a term of three years from January 1 of the year in which he or she is appointed and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Court Administrator shall receive such compensation as established by Township Council. The Court Administrator shall supervise and administer the work of the Municipal Court, subject to the direction of the Judges and applicable statutes and Court rules, and act as the Clerk of said Court according to statute and the rules of Court.
For violations of Title 39 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes, municipal ordinances and violations of state law which are subject to Municipal Court jurisdiction, the Municipal Court is authorized, at its discretion, to charge court costs up to, but not exceeding, the maximum amount as is permitted by N.J.S.A. 22A:3-4. For every such violation, all costs assessed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 22A:3-4 which are payable to the State of New Jersey shall not be suspended and must be collected by the Municipal Court and transmitted to the applicable state fund.
[Added 6-14-2011 by Ord. No. 4314-11]
The position of Part-Time Court Security Officer is hereby established.