Important Municipal Court Update

Effective January 1, 2017, Buena Vista Regional Municipal Court will be merging with the
Township of Hamilton.
If you have matters pending in Buena Vista Township, you will be notified of a new Court date and will receive a notice prior to January 15, 2017, If you do not, please send an email to

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 Hamilton Township Regional Municipal Court serves
Hamilton Township and Buena Vista TownshipMunicipal Court logo

Municipal Court Judge
Michelle Verno, JMC

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The Municipal Court is 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.

We resolve disputes in a peaceful, fair and just manner.

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We are located at:

6101 Thirteenth Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Our mailing address is:

6101 Thirteenth Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Phone: (609) 625-6621

What is the Municipal Court?

The Municipal Court is a local court created by state law, whose territory is confined to the community in which it is located.  Practice and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court Rules.  The Municipal Court Judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of his or her Municipal Court.  The Assignment Judge of the Superior Court is responsible for overseeing the administration of all of the Municipal Courts in the counties.

There are 21 Municipal Courts in Atlantic County and 15 in Cape May County.  Each municipality appoints its own Municipal Court Judge.  Other court personnel may include a Court Director, Court Administrator, Deputy Court Administrator, Violations Clerk, and Sound Recorder.

What Types of Cases are Heard in the Municipal Court?

Cases heard in Municipal Court are divided into four general categories:
•Violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws

•Violations of disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses

•Violations of Fish and Games laws, Parks and Forests, Weights and Measures, SPCA and Boating regulations

•Violations of municipal ordinances (local laws)

More serious offenses, known as indictable offenses, are arraigned in Municipal Court but then sent to the County Prosecutor’s Office.