Barnegat Township Municipal Court
Address: 900 W Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ 08005
Phone: (609) 698-0080
Court sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. The judge in Barnegat Twp court is the Hon. Phillip M. Miller, J. M.C. The prosecutor is Lionel Simon, Esq. The public defender is John J. Novak, Esq. The court administrator is Cindy Reeves. A lot of speeding and traffic tickets are issued in Barnegat township due to its proximity to Route 9 and the Garden State Parkway. Some DWI and disorderly persons arrests are also made in Barnegat Township.
About 1,200 people call Barnegat Township home. The township is located in central Ocean County, New Jersey. What is presently called Barnegat Township was originally known as Union Township. Old Union Township was formed in 1846, cobbled together from pieces of Dover Township and Stafford Township, which both have their own municipal courts. This was when the nearby land was still part of Monmouth County. It later joined the newer Ocean County in 1850. Other sections of Barnegat were ceded to Lacey Township, Ocean Township, Harvey Cedars, and Long Beach Township. The name was changed from Union to Barnegat Township as of January 1, 1977.