Providence Municipal Court reopens for 1st time since March

Chief Judge Frank Caprio (on bench at far left) presides over Providence Municipal Court in March, 2018. File photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Municipal Court, which handles disputes involving parking and traffic enforcement in the city, reopened Monday after closing in mid-March because of the coroanvirus.

Walk-in hearings for parking, red light and speed camera violations will be heard starting at 7:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Moving violations will be heard on Tuesdays only for people who have a hearing scheduled.

Only one person at a time is allowed in the courtroom to address the judge to maintain proper social distancing and night court remains canceled.