Riverdale Municipal Court

Phone: 973-835-1013 / Fax: 973-835-5287

Judge John A. Paparazzo

Court Administrator Elianna Kiesling

Prosecutor James LaSala

Public Defender Thomas Portelli

​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.

Municipal Court is considered a court of limited jurisdiction.  The Court handles motor vehicle and traffic violations, fish and game, boating infractons, disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances, other non-indictable offenses not within exclusive control of Superior Court, penalty enforcement, complementary methods of dispute resolution, and all other proceedings in which jurisdiction is granted by statute.

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