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

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

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.

Prosecutors

Information for Defense Counsel/ Discovery Demands

Letters of representation/ Requests for Discovery: 
Pursuant to R. 7:7-7, please forward your demands for discovery to the following: (PLEASE make sure your request has the entire case number including the designated Court Code)

Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County
Prosecutors Office
5913 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
You can also email your request to: schairer_leeann@aclink.org

To expedite the process of obtaining discovery, please carbon copy your request to the law enforcement agency where the charges originated.

Victims/Complainants

If your case has been remanded by the County Prosecutor to the Municipal Court, please contact the County Prosecutor’s Office regarding that decision. The Municipal Court and the Municipal Court Prosecutors do not make decisions on remands.

If you have discovery/ evidence/ information that you believe the Prosecutor needs to review to better understand your case, when you are notified for Court, please appear. On that date, the Prosecutor will speak to you and make arrangements to obtain the discovery/ evidence/ information you possess. Lastly, the County Prosecutor has a Victim Advocacy Unit that may be able to provide you information on services available to you as a victim of an offense: 609-909-7800. Ask for the Victim Advocacy Unit

Defendants

If you would like to try to resolve your case online and avoid appearing in Court, please go to NJMCdirect.com. You may then enter your traffic ticket information as prompted or select Traffic Ticket button and choose Online Municipal Case Resolution located under Quick Links.

If you wish to have an attorney represent you, and you do not have the financial resources to hire a private attorney, you can apply to be represented by the Public Defender. In order to qualify you will need to complete the Financial Questionnaire.

Find the Prosecutor for your case.

Team A 

Prosecutor Jenna Cook, Esquire

Buena Boro

Buena Vista

Corbin City

Estell Manor

Folsom

Hamilton Township

Hammonton

Mullica Township

Weymouth Township

Team B 

Prosecutor James Grimley, Esquire

Egg Harbor Township

Linwood

Longport

Margate

Northfield

Pleasantville

Somers Point

Team C 

Prosecutor Adam Barker, Esquire

Absecon

Atlantic City

Brigantine

Egg Harbor City

Galloway Township

Port Republic

Ventnor

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