Municipal Court

5 Garfield Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

Tel: 401-477-5010 | Fax: 401-477-5197 | Email: Courtroom@cranstonri.org

Municipal Court Directory 

This Department is open via appointment only. Please call the Clerk’s Office to schedule your appointment

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The Clerk's Office is open daily via appointment 8:30 A.M. To 4:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday. Please contact the Clerk’s office to make an appointment before you show up. Walk-in appointments may not be available if the Court is otherwise booked.

The Cranston Municipal Court was created by local ordinance in 1987 pursuant to State enabling legislation (RIGL 45-2-21). The Court is legally authorized to adjudicate certain State moving traffic violations, all local Cranston ordinance offenses e.g., parking, zoning, etc. and minimum housing code violations.

Unless otherwise noted, a summons may be paid (check or money order) via U.S. mail or in person at the Cranston Municipal Court Clerk's Office (check, money order, credit card or cash) by appointment. Suspensions must be paid via certified funds or exact change in cash. The Clerk’s office does not accept personal checks or credit card payments for suspensions.

The Court and the Clerk's Office do not provide legal advice or legal counsel.

Any individual aggrieved by a decision - judgment of the Court may appeal as follows:

 
TYPE OF VIOLATION  TIME PERIOD  APPEAL TO
 MOVING TRAFFIC
(STATE LAW)
 10 - DAYS  RI TRAFFIC TRIBUNAL
RIGL 31-41.1-8
 MINIMUM HOUSING
CODE VIOLATION
 5 - DAYS  RI DISTRICT COURT
RIGL 8-8-3(A)(4) AND
RIGL 8-8-3.2
 LOCAL CRANSTON
ORDINANCES
 5 - DAYS

 RI SUPERIOR COURT

 Chief Judge  Matthew B. Smith
 Senior Associate Judge  Michael B. Forte, Jr.
 Associate Judge  Joanna M. Achille
 Associate Judge  Angelyne E. Cooper
 Associate Judge  Maureen Slack Dicristofaro
 Associate Judge
 Steven Moretti
 Associate Judge  Nicholas A. Solitro
 Court Administrator  Elisabeth A. Bettis

City of Cranston Municipal Code of Ordinances

 

Pay your Cranston Municipal Court Violation:

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