Municipal Court

Contact Information
COURT OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

(856) 783-0958 ext 2200 or ext 2300
jackie.vicari1@njcourts.gov
(856) 435-0420

Please Note: Somerdale, Laurel Springs, and Pine Hill courts are handled through this location.


There are several convenient options to dispute payable Traffic Tickets online, by mail, and via court. Please see the options and details below:

Online: No need to appear in court, dispute your payable Traffic Ticket from the comfort of your own home. To dispute your Payable Traffic Ticket online click on this link: www.njmcdirect.com and enter your payable ticket information and dispute your ticket online by emailing the prosecutor directly. You will receive an email from the prosecutor with a proposed plea agreement. You must respond with in 5 days or your option to dispute your payable Traffic Ticket online will expire. When completed an email will be sent to you containing payment information.

By Mail: No need to appear in court, dispute your payable Traffic Ticket from the comfort of your own home. To dispute your Payable Traffic Ticket through the mail, click here and complete the form, email it to Jackie.vicari1@nicourts.gov or tikia.hodges@nicourts.gov. The completed form along with your tickets will go before the prosecutor and judge on our next court date.

By Zoom Court Appearance: No need to appear in our court room, dispute your payable Traffic Ticket from the comfort of your own home. Email the court office at Jackie.vicari1@njcourts.gov or tikia.hodges@njcourts.gov and request a court date. We will respond with your court date and ZOOM information via email.

PAY YOUR TICKETS
To pay your traffic ticket online, click here

Court codes for online payments:
Somerdale 0431 | Laurel Springs 0420 | Pine Hill 0428

To see if your traffic ticket carries points, please click go to www.state.nj/us/mvc

Municipal Court accepts the following credit cards: Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover. We also accept cash or money orders.


BAIL
Any court officer or police station in the State of New Jersey may take in bail for your Municipal Warrant. We accept cash for bail.

After posting bail, it is the defendant’s responsibility to phone the court office that their warrant originated and find out when their court date is scheduled.

If you move, and you are involved in a case in Somerdale, Laurel Springs, or Pine Hill Courts, it is your responsibility to update your address with the court office.


VICTIM SERVICES
WHAT WE PROVIDE
Criminal justice support and advocacy
Crisis intervention

SUBPOENAS & WARRANTS
SUBPOENAS
A subpoena is a court order that requires a person to appear in court to give testimony or to present documents and related articles to be produced as evidence at a hearing. The Municipal Prosecutor may also ask a witness to appear voluntarily without serving a subpoena.
If you have received a subpoena, you must appear on the date listed. Failing to follow a subpoena is considered contempt of court.

WARRANTS
If you fail to appear on your court date or comply with the court’s orders, the municipal court judge may issue a warrant for your arrest or suspend your driver’s license.
For more information, comments, or questions contact us at (856) 783-0958 ext. 2200 or ext. 2300.

PREPARING FOR COURT
WHAT TO BRING TO COURT

  • If you are scheduled to appear, please bring the following to court:
  • Proper identification (driver’s license, New Jersey ID, passport)
  • Your copy of the citation
  • Appearance letter and/or court documents
  • Any receipts regarding your case (i.e., bond receipts, cash bail receipts, etc.)
  • Any documents which prove compliance with the judge’s orders and/or sentencing
  • Method of payment (money, credit card, checkbook, debit card)
  • Do not use nicknames or an alias. Use the same spelling as listed on documents related to the case and ensure spelling on the documents is correct. If they are not, please advise the court
  • Provide the court with your current address
  • Appropriate dress is required. Shirt and shoes are required


WARNING:
If you fail to appear in court as ordered, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest and you may be fined. For more information, comments, or questions contact us at (856) 783-0958 ext. 2200.


TRIAL INFORMATION
STAYING INFORMED ON YOUR TRIAL STATUS

REPRESENTING YOURSELF
IF YOU ARE REPRESENTING YOURSELF AND HAVE NOT RETAINED AN ATTORNEY PLEASE INFORM THE COURT OF ANY ADDRESS CHANGES, PHONE NUMBER CHANGES OR OTHER INFORMATION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF YOUR TRIAL’S STATUS.

REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY
If you are being represented by an attorney you must contact them for the information regarding your trial.

HOW DO I PAY A TICKET / FINE?
DUE DATE
Fines are due in full on the day of sentencing.

TYPES OF PAYMENT
We accept cash, check, money orders, cashier’s checks, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
If you cannot pay in full, there are payment options available.

Payments must be received on or before the due date.
Please call (856) 783-0958 ext. 2200 or ext. 2300 to verify if your citation can be paid without a court appearance.
Traffic Citations – Enclose the yellow copy of the citation and payment and mail it to:
Somerdale Municipal Court
105 Kennedy Blvd
Somerdale, NJ 08083
We accept credit card payments on-line at www.njmcdirect.com
We are unable to take paymeents over the phone.


Documents
Your Day in Court – Spanish
Your Day in Court – English
Plea by Mail Form
Public Defender Form
Non-Jury Trial Information