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 9:00am
Trials are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:00am
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 Jacqueline Grasso, Chief Judge
Honorable Frank Manni, Auxiliary Judge
Richard J. DelFino, Jr., Court Administrator
Julie A. Zira, Deputy Clerk
Karen Russo, Deputy Clerk
Municipal Court Forms
Town of Johnston Municipal Court
1600 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, Rhode Island 02919
Clerk's Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
*After hour payments may be dropped off in the secured mailbox at the Municipal Court
Court sessions that were scheduled for March 18, 2020 have been rescheduled to
June 17, 2020 at 9:00am
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