Town of Johnston Municipal Court

1600 Atwood Avenue

Johnston, Rhode Island 02919

Phone: 401-946-7150

Fax: 401-946-7153


Clerk's Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm


*After hour payments may be dropped off in the secured mailbox at the Municipal Court

Municipal Court Forms

The Municipal Court was created by local ordinance in 1964 pursuant to state enabling legislation (RIGL S697). The court is legally authorized to adjudicate certain state moving traffic violations, all local Johnston ordinance offenses (ie parking, zoning, minimum housing code violations, animal control matters, etc).


If you are charged with a state moving traffic violation, READ THE SUMMONS CAREFULLY. Some violations are adjudicated and payable exclusively in the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal located

at 670 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.


Unless otherwise noted on the face of the summons, a summons may be paid

(check, cash. money order, or credit - a service charge will be applied).


Arraignments and pre-trial matters are held on Wednesday mornings beginning at 8:00am

Trials are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8:00am


If you fail to appear in court on the assigned date and time, your license to operate a motor vehicle may be suspended. If for any reasonable cause you are unable to appear in court as scheduled, another hearing can be assigned providing you contact the clerk's office at

401-946-7150 in advance of your appearance date.

Honorable Michael DiChiro, Jr.,  Chief Judge

Honorable Jacqueline Grasso,  Auxiliary Judge

Richard J. DelFino, Jr., Court Administrator

Julie A. Zira, Deputy Clerk

Karen Russo, Deputy Clerk