Why is a new courthouse necessary?

The existing Courthouse Complex has met its capacity and major modifications would create an adverse impact on its historic nature. Therefore, as recommended by the Dewberry/Louis Berger “Courts and County Administration Space Need Assessment” from January 2018, a new criminal courthouse would best fit the County’s needs.

Have the project’s design be decided?

As the project is currently in the preliminary design phase, needs will be identified, alternatives developed and a Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA) determined for the new courthouse. Morris County and cooperating agencies will continue to seek community input on the design during the design phase and future phases of the project.

How much will it cost and who will pay for it?

Funding for the project will be solely by the County of Morris. The budget for the construction of the new criminal courthouse is not to exceed $62 million.

Why get involved?

Your input is important to every phase of the project. The project team will collect information such as how the local community uses the courthouse and how the public sees alternative solutions. Community outreach during the project is a vital part of the design process and we encourage the community to follow, participate and help make sure every potential effective element has been considered and examined for its viability.

Why attend a public meeting?

Public meetings are a good way to make your voice heard. At public meetings, the study team will be present to answer your questions. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can stay up-to-date on project developments by visiting this website and reviewing the meeting minutes and PowerPoint presentation.

How can I stay informed, ask questions, or offer suggestions?

The project team is committed to keeping the public informed throughout the new Courthouse Expansion project. Our aim is to keep you up to date on the project and respond to your questions and concerns. You can stay up to date on project developments by visiting this website and reviewing the meeting minutes and meeting presentations.

We encourage community members to voice their concerns and contribute suggestions.
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