Joint/Shared Municipal Court

Frankford • Lafayette • Sandyston • Montague • Walpack • Blairstown

Joint and Shared Municipal Court

The Joint Municipal Court covers the jurisdictions of Frankford, Lafayette, Sandyston, Montague, and Walpack, Sussex County (Court code 1905). Court sessions for the Joint Court are held on the second and third Thursdays of the month.

The Shared Municipal Court covers the jurisdiction of Blairstown, Warren County (Court code 2104). Court sessions for the Shared Court are held on the fourth Thursday of the month. All sessions are held in the Court Room, 151 US Hwy 206, Augusta, NJ 07822.

Contact Info

Shannon Geddis, Court Administrator, ADA Coordinator
Phone Number: 973-948-4045
FAX Number: 973-948-4271


Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Court Notice

April 21, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have canceled their in person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.

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 and this State.

Core Values

  • Independence
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Quality Service

Officers of the Court

Court Administrator, ADA Coordinator
Shannon Geddis

Joint Court Deputy Administrator
Carole Cosh

Share Court Deputy Administrator
Donna Zuidema

Violations Clerk
Shari McSweeney

Peter J. Laemers

Alicia Ferrante

Public Defender
David Dumbroff

If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court prior to your court appearance.


  1. If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid in cash, money order or check.
  2. Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, please do not send cash in the mail.
  3. You may also pay payable traffic tickets online at
  4. Frankford’s Court Code is 1905

Expedited Expungement
If you are charged with a disorderly persons 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 NJ.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.

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

Forms and Links

ADA Interpreter
Welcome to NJ courts English | Spanish
Your day in court English | Spanish
How to file an appeal English | Spanish
Municipal records request
Expungement paperwork
MVC point scehdule
Opening statment video