City of Providence Municipal Court Set to Re-Open to Public on June 1st

May 27, 2021 | 0 comments

The Municipal Court of the City of Providence will re-open to the public beginning Tuesday June 1st, 2021, with a new schedule and new procedures in place.

Court operations will comply with current guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health and the protocols established by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. As such, all court visitors will be required to wear face coverings. Additionally, capacity will remain limited, and only the person to whom a citation has been issued will be permitted in the building (Individuals with disabilities who need assistance may be accompanied by a caregiver.)

The Court Calendar will be as follows:

  • Moving vehicle violations, which are citations issued after being stopped by a Providence Police officer, will continue to be heard on Tuesdays, beginning at 8 a.m. No other type of violations will be heard on Tuesdays.
  • Red light camera violations, speed camera violations, and parking violations will be heard on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. beginning Wednesday, June 2nd, by appointment only. Individuals with red light camera, speed camera and parking violations must call Municipal Court at 401-243-6414 to schedule a day and time to appear. Additionally, beginning June 7th, night court will be held on Monday evenings at 4:30 p.m.

“I am pleased that we are able to resume public sessions of Municipal Court. This is a great step in continuing to reinstitute vital City services as COVID-19 cases decline. I extend my appreciation to Chief Judge Frank Caprio for his flexibility and resilience while leading the Municipal Court through this challenging time, as well as to all the judges and the court staff who have adapted operations and processes to remain responsive and effective during the pandemic,” stated Council President John J. Igliozzi.

The Municipal Court is responsible for the collection and adjudication of traffic and parking fines as well as environmental violations and is located at the Providence Public Safety Complex, 325 Washington Street, Providence.

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