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

Municipal Case Resolution Prior to Court

If you would like to Dispute your Traffic Ticket online, please visit 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.

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Payments Accepted Online

NJMCdirect.com
Central Municipal Court ID # 0180

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

*Financial Questionaire Form submission:
If you were seen by Judge Fauntleroy or Judge Freed, please email the completed form to centralcourtVH30@njcourts.gov
If you were seen by Judge Maguire, please email the completed form to centralcourtVH40@njcourts.gov
If you were seen by Judge Verno, please email the completed form to centralcourtVH50@njcourts.gov

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
Jail Records: 609-909-7551

Cape May County Jail
Jail Records: 609-463-4344 ext. 4622

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

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

More Information
(including Demands for Discovery)

Frank Lentz, Esq.
Linda Goff, Esq.

CONTACT the Public Defenders

APPLY FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

Financial Questionnaire (English)

Financial Questionnaire (Spanish)

If you were seen by Judge Fauntleroy or Judge Freed, please email the completed form to centralcourtVH30@njcourts.gov

If you were seen by Judge Maguire, please email the completed form to centralcourtVH40@njcourts.gov

If you were seen by Judge Verno, please email the completed form to centralcourtVH50@njcourts.gov

 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find your court date on the top right side of your official legal notice, or by going to the blue tab in the center of this page titled ‘Find Your Court Date/Time, Ticket Number and Search a Case’ to conduct a Municipal Case Search.
You can contact the court at centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org or visit the ‘Resolve Your Case Prior to Court’ tab on this page to see whether or not your case is eligible for an online dispute.
If your ticket is a payable violation as defined by the New Jersey State Violations Bureau schedule, then Yes, you can access the ‘Pay Your Ticket’ tab and go onto www.njmcdirect.com. If your ticket is not payable, you must appear when noticed.
You can perform a Municipal Case Search or contact the Central Municipal Court at centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org to check the status of your ticket/complaint.
Certain offenses requiring mandatory jail time are not eligible for Plea Online. Also, cases involving domestic violence are ineligible for Plea Online. Otherwise, this application can be found at www.njmcdirect.com. Select the Traffic or Criminal tile and proceed to register through the Online Municipal Case Resolution link.
You can obtain a Judicial Records Request by opening the ‘Special Forms’ tab on this page and requesting a record. You may also visit www.njmcdirect.com and enter your case information or complete a Municipal Court Case Search for your matter to view your record.
You are able to request the services of the Public Defender by opening the ‘Special Forms’ tab and clicking on the ‘Request a Public Defender’ tab. That form can be emailed to centralmunicipalcourt@aclink.org or mailed to 5905 Main Street, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 or hand-delivered to the Central Municipal Court.
Not necessarily. The date on the summons may change according to the schedule for that specific town. If you do not receive an official legal notice in a timely manner, you can perform a Municipal Case Search which is found under the dark blue tab in the center of this page titled ‘Find Your Court Date/Time, Ticket Number and Search a Case’.
Go to the Police Department of the Jurisdiction in which the alleged offense occurred.
For Atlantic County Residents, during regular business hours, for non-emergent matters, go to Family Court at 1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. If the offense is after hours, go to the Police Department.
Appeals must be filed within 20 days after the entry of judgment. Appeal packets may be found at Municipal Court Appeals | NJ Courts.
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