Shared Municipal Court of Hanover Township & East Hanover Township

The Hanover Municipal Court shares services with the Township of East Hanover Municipal Court

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
Quality Service

Hanover Municipal Campus
1000 Route 10 West
Whippany, NJ  07981
GPS address:  1000 State Highway 10
                          Whippany, NJ  07981

The Hanover Municipal Court is presided over by Judge Brian O’Toole

The East Hanover Municipal Court is presided over by Judge Vincent Pirone


Municipal Court Administrator

Lauren Dalgauer


Deputy Court Administrator

Aimee Jones


Deputy Court Administrator

Denise Buoye


Violations Clerk

Vivien Thorsen


Business Hours & Court Sessions

Business hours are Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  & Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hanover Court Sessions are held every Monday starting @ 1:00 p.m.

East Hanover Court Sessions are held every Thursday starting @ 9:30 a.m.


Contact Information

Phone #:             973-428-2519

Fax #:                  973-515-3773

Email address:


Hanover Municipal Prosecutor

Peter King, Esq.



East Hanover Municipal Prosecutor

Michael Calabro, Esq.



Public Defender

Hanover Public Defender

Patrick Sages, Esq.



East Hanover Public Defender

James Pomaco, Esq.



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.  Hanover Municipal Court accepts credit cards at the window.

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 Hanover’s Court Code in 1412, East Hanover’s Court Code is 1410.


ADA Coordinator

Aimee Jones, DCA


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 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.

Important Links



Records Request

Financial Questionnaire