The Centralized Municipal Court of Atlantic County serves Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Linwood, Northfield, Ventnor, Weymouth Township and Estell Manor.
5909 Main Street
Mays Landing
New Jersey
08330
United States
+1 (609) 645-7700
+1 (609) 625-8143

Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County

Address and Contact Information

County Government Complex

5905 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(Access to the building is only available from the parking lot behind the courthouse.)


Phone: (609) 909-5999
Fax number: (609) 909-5992


Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Access to the building is only available from the back lot behind the courthouse.

 

Payments are accepted at the Violation Bureaus Window from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Credit Card payments are not accepted in-person at this time.
Or
Payments accepted online

at NJMCdirect.com.
Central Municipal Court ID #0180

 

Driving Directions Directions

Questions/Comments?
Email the Court staff at
centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org
or use our contact form.


  • Participating Municipalities:
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Estell Manor
  • Galloway Township
  • Hamilton Township
  • Linwood
  • Northfield
  • Port Republic
  • Ventnor
  • Weymouth Township

In 2020, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson invited the county’s 23 municipalities to explore the feasibility of a countywide municipal court as a shared service initiative to reduce costs and duplication and provide tax relief to county residents.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney endorsed the concept and introduced legislation to establish a regional municipal court under the authority of county government. New Jersey Senate Bill S3049 and its companion, Assembly Bill A5176, were signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on August 5, 2021.

The Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County opened in January 2022, the first regional court to be implemented in New Jersey as a result of this shared services legislation. The court currently operates five days a week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Court is held in-person two days a week and virtually three days a week. In-person court procedures are being temporarily conducted  in the Criminal Court Complex at 4997 Unami Boulevard in Mays Landing until the courtroom renovations are completed at the historic county court house at 5905 Main Street in Mays Landing.

Two committees were created with representatives of the participating municipalities to assist in the court’s operation and procedures. The Governance Committee is responsible for court operations and the preparation of an annual budget. The Personnel Committee determines court staffing and scheduling and provides salary recommendations.

Each of the two committees consists of three permanent members and additional two-year term rotating members.

Image shows 3 white easels holding the bronze plaques that will be displayed in the court rooms naming the rooms for the honorees.  Plaques are bronze in color and with white lettering.The ceremonial dedication of the Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County was held on May 4, 2022 during which time its court rooms were named in honor of three distinguished former judges. Court Room 1 was named for the Honorable Julio L. Mendez; Court Room 2 was named for the Honorable Valerie H. Armstrong; and Court Room 3 was named in memory of the Honorable Herbert S. Jacobs. Click here to view event photos.

Municipal Case Resolution

If you would like to Dispute your Traffic Ticket online, please visit www.njmcdirect.com and complete the following steps:

  1. Enter ticket information
  2. Click Continue
  3. When your ticket information appears, it will say Dispute.
  4. Create an Account
  5. Proceed as directed

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS TIME SENSITIVE - Once submitted, the Prosecutor will review your case and make an offer. You have 5 days to respond to the Prosecutor. If not completed in the 5-day time frame, your case will no longer be eligible for Online Dispute and you will receive a new pay-by-date or may call the court to receive a court date. If your ticket was previously scheduled for court, please contact our office for further assistance.

Municipal eFiling in JEDS (Judiciary Electronic Document Submission)

You may submit certain correspondence or completed forms to the municipal court through the Judiciary Electronic Documents Submission (JEDS) system. This includes but is not limited to: general questions to the court, a request for an adjournment, a completed Financial Questionnaire, or a Notice of Appearance. Please click the link for the JEDS website and full list of correspondence and forms that may be submitted.

Click Here to Get Started

Plea by Mail

Prior to completing the Plea by Mail form, please contact the court at centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org to determine your eligibility.

Click Here for Form

Payments Accepted Online

NJMCdirect.com
Central Municipal Court ID # 0180

Court is only being conducted virtually at this time. Please contact the court at centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org or 609-909-5999 to schedule a virtual appearance via ZOOM.

How to Join a Zoom Meeting from a Smartphone Video

ZOOM MEETING ID NUMBERS

If your Court Room # is VH30

Zoom Meeting ID#:
999 909 0030

If your Court Room # is VH40

Zoom Meeting ID#:
999 909 0040

If your Court Room # is VH50

Zoom Meeting ID#:
999 909 0050

Municipal Court Opening Statement Video - Please View Statement Prior to Your Court Date

Financial Questionnaire when completed email the completed form to the court at centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org

ADA Accommodations

An expungement is the removal, sealing, impounding, or isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement or criminal justice agency. A court ordered expungement can remove your arrest, all court proceedings related to your case, your criminal or juvenile conviction, and/or the outcome of your case, including your sentence.

Begin the Process on the New Jersey Courts website.

Marijuana Record Expungement

The Marijuana Decriminalization Law, which took effect July 1, 2021, required the expungement of certain marijuana and hashish cases. As a result, the Supreme Court has ordered that thousands of cases be expunged.

More Information available on the New Jersey Courts website.

Other Helpful Expungement Information

Application to Determine Expungement Eligibility

Instructions for Obtaining Your Criminal History Record

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed the form, please save it and return it as an attachment by email to centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

STATE PRISON LOOKUP INFORMATION

COUNTY JAIL
Atlantic County Jail contact information is as follows:
609-909-7554 (PHONE COUNTY JAIL VIDEO RM)
609-909-7551 (PHONE COUNTY JAIL RECORDS)

Cape May County Jail contact information is as follows:
Records Phone No. 609-463-4344 ext 4622

Honorable Timothy P. Maguire, C.J.M.C.
Honorable Michele C. Verno, J.M.C.
Honorable Richard T. Fauntleroy, J.M.C.
Honorable Howard E. Freed, J.M.C.

Oath Administration Event, February 18, 2022

Antoinette “Toni” Tummon, C.M.C.A. Court Administrator

Gina Brunner, Deputy Court Administrator
Laura Garvey-Santoro, Deputy Court Administrator
Lisa Belgrave, Deputy Court Administrator

PROSECUTORS
5913 Main Street, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 909-5145
Fax: (609) 909 - 5993
James Grimley, Esq.
Jenna Cook, Esq.
Adam Barker, Esq.

More Information
(including Demands for Discovery)

PUBLIC DEFENDERS
Frank Lentz, Esq.
Linda Goff, Esq.

CONTACT the Public Defenders

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