Municipal Court

General information about the court:

 

Location6201 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor City, New Jersey 08406
                  2nd floor ofthe building

Phone:     (609) 823-7906

Hours:     8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Monday through Fridays - except holidays)

 

Although the judicial staff of the Municipal Court are employees of the City of Ventnor, they are governed by the rules of the Court as set down by the State of New Jersey Supreme Court. The Municipal Court is directly supervised by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The function of the Court personnel is to assist the Judge in the adjudication of cases that are brought before the Court. This assistance is limited to the scheduling of court appearances, mediation hearings, taking of fines/penalties/assessments, and the disbursement of the monies collected to the appropriate agencies.:

When restitution is ordered by the Judge, those payments are also collected and disbursed to the complainant/victim.

The Municipal Court is a quasi-criminal court which handles all non-indictable cases, including:

  • traffic summonses

  • petty disorderly persons complaints

  • City ordinances

The Court is staffed by the following personnel:

  • J.M.C.

  • Court Administrator

  • Deputy Court Administrator

  • Prosecutor

  • Public Defender 

 

The following are some helpful hints to assist you in navigating through the court system:

  1. ALL payable traffic summonses must be paid by the date on the front of the summons.

  2. If the "Court Appearance Required" box is checked, the defendant must appear in court.

  3. If a defendant wishes to enter a "not guilty" plea, the Court must be notified within seven (7) days of the court date.

  4. If a traffic summons is being paid and the amount of the fine is not on the summons, call the Court for the correct fine amount.

  5. If paying by mail and a receipt is required, a stamped, self-addressed envelope must accompany the payment.

  6. If you intend to pay at the Violation Bureau (the Court), the window hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

  1. Traffic Summonses can be paid on-line at: www.njmcdirect.com