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Important Message: Information About Your Drinking Water

Our water system is no longer in violation of drinking water standards.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. On June 14, 2022, we recieved notice that the sample collected on November 17, 2021 showed our system exceeded the standard, or maximum contaminant level for 1,2,3-Tri-chloropropane (TCP).

After following all State guidelines, the Borough water system has satisfied all requirements of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and all follow-up sampled have showed undetectable readings for 1,2,3-TCP.


Netcong Municipal Court

Shared Municipal Courts of Mt. Olive Township and Netcong Borough

The Mt. Olive Township Municipal Court shares Municipal Court services with the Netcong Borough Municipal Court in Mt. Olive.

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
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality Service


Physical location: Mt. Olive Municipal Court
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Mailing address: Mt. Olive Municipal Court
POB 450
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

The Staff

Judge Glenn T. Gavan, JMC

Municipal Court Administrator
Mary Sherman – [email protected]

Business Hours & Court Sessions

Business hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual court sessions via Zoom are held every Monday beginning at 1:00 PM.
*Summer hours in July and August are Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 am, Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Contact Information

Phone #: 973-691-0900 x 7242
Fax #: 973-691-0288
Email address: [email protected]


Municipal Prosecutor
Brian W. Mason, Esq.

Public Defender

John Paul Velez, Esq.
Alternate Public Defender
John Grey

Application for the Public Defender

Applications for the Public Defender are available at the Violations Bureau or you will find it under forms Financial Questionnaire. If the potential penalty of the charge represents serious consequence, such as Jail time, loss of license or a potential fine of $750.00 or more you may want to be represented by an Attorney or the Public Defender. If you wish to apply for the Public Defender, complete the application in its entirety and bring to court. The Judge will review your request. If the judge approves the Public Defender to represent you, you may be required to pay a fee of not more than $200.00 mandated by the State.


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 Mt. Olive Township’s Court Code is 1427 and Netcong Borough’s Court Code is 1428.

ADA Coordinator

Barbara Peterson

Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.


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

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 N.J.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 expensive, 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.

Important Links


General Information, and the Opening Statement Video – You may also find useful information under the Self-help Center

Welcome to New Jersey Courts (English)

Welcome to New Jersey Courts (Spanish)

New Jersey DMV point schedule and other useful information

Link to pay a ticket on line

Your Day In Court (English)

Your Day In Court (Spanish)

How to File an Appeal (English)

How to File an Appeal (Spanish)

How to Expunge Your Criminal Record

Records Request Form



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  • Fishing Contest
    on June 5, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    The Lake Musconetcong Regional Planning Board and New Jersey State Parks Service are hosting a Junior (3-13) and Senior (50-100) Fishing Contest this coming Sunday, June 11 at Lakeside Park in Stanhope. The contest is open to all within the prescribed age groups. In person registration at the start of the contest at the address in Stanhope. The Junior contest will run from 9-11am and the senior contest is scheduled for 12-2pm.

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